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Digital Realty unveils 48-megawatt California data centre

Project builds upon operator's long history of sustainable development and will use sustainable materials, including recycled concrete and steel.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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February 04, 2021 | 12:05 PM GMT

Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR) has announced a significant expansion of its Santa Clara connected campus in the heart of Silicon Valley with the addition of a 48 MW, 430,000 square foot data centre.

The four-story project will support the digital business strategies of enterprises and service providers within the Bay Area including a community of over 360 enterprises, network, content and cloud providers, including direct access to AWS and IBM Clouds.  

The expansion will enable customers to adopt a data-centric approach to IT architectures by deploying critical infrastructure in close proximity to major data hubs and clouds on PlatformDIGITAL.  

A planned new dark fibre ring will directly extend metro connectivity to centres of data exchange on Digital Realty’s Santa Clara, Oakland and San Francisco connected campuses, including the hub at 200 Paul Avenue in San Francisco. 

The project is being developed in partnership with Pelio & Associates, a local real estate developer with over 20 years of experience developing data centres in Santa Clara.  

The new facility will be built with the use of sustainable materials, including recycled concrete and steel.  

The data centre is designed to achieve LEED Gold certification and is expected to provide direct renewable energy options through a new rooftop solar array deployment, along with onsite electric vehicle charging options.  

Tony Bishop, Digital Realty senior vice president, platform, growth and marketing, said: “We are committed to providing our Bay Area customers and partners a future growth path that will overcome data gravity barriers and support their digital ambitions.  

“Today’s announcement marks another milestone on the roadmap for extending the global reach of PlatformDIGITAL and will spur continued opportunities for innovation at the heart of the vibrant tech community in Silicon Valley.”  

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