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Digital Realty Expands Silicon Valley Data Center Portfolio

Rendering of a new data center facility from Digital Realty at 3205 Alfred St. in Santa Clara

Digital Realty will expand its Silicon Valley Connected Campus with a six-megawatt facility at 3205 Alfred St. in Santa Clara. The company plans to invest $75M for the new two-story 64K SF facility, which is expected to deliver in the first quarter.

Data center providers are preparing for increased demand for data centers in the years to come. San Francisco also will get its first data center in the last 10 years from 1547 Critical Systems Realty and CIM GroupThat project is expected to break ground during the fourth quarter.

Digital Realty’s existing Silicon Valley portfolio contains 17 properties with over 2M SF and 99 megawatts of IT load that are on major fiber routes and close to three Silicon Valley Power substations. Its Silicon Valley properties are nearly all leased.

All of Digital Realty's Silicon Valley properties are in Santa Clara, which has a high concentration of data centers from multiple providers. The city owns its own power company, Silicon Valley Power, which can offer discounts over 20% compared to PG&E. Other operators in Santa Clara and throughout Silicon Valley include Equinox, Dupont Fabros, Vantage Data Centers and CoreSite

The new Digital Realty facility will target LEED Gold certification, according to Digital Realty CEO A. William Stein. The new facility will have different options including single-cabinet co-location and interconnection requirements up to multi-megawatt deployments.

Find out more about Silicon Valley and other West Coast data centers at Bisnow's Data Center Investment Conference & Expo, West on Nov. 30 in San Jose.