phoenixNAP to build 500,000 sqf data centre in Silicon Desert

Construction is due to begin soon as the company expands footprint amid a surge in enterprise demand.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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June 18, 2021 | 3:41 PM BST

Cloud infrastructure operator phoenixNAP has announced plans to expand its North American footprint with a data centre campus in Phoenix, Arizona.

The company acquired land adjacent to its flagship data centre in Phoenix, where the future high-density facility will be built to serve their growing portfolio of enterprise partners and customers, including hosting, data centre and realty anchors.

Once completed, the new facility will provide capacity totaling half a million square feet and will be part of phoenixNAP’s data center campus.

The company said this expansion is a response to a surge in demand for enterprise-grade data centre services in Arizona.

The Phoenix metro area continues to be in-demand for numerous enterprise and mid-market operations as well as an impressive and expanding list of investment-backed startups.

Low energy and IT infrastructure costs along with the availability of highly skilled labour continues to make Phoenix an ideal location for aerospace, defence, technology, financial services, healthcare, and Bioscience industries.

Located at the intersection of the two largest independent fibre rings, phoenixNAP delivers network redundancy with global connectivity of up to 2.35 Tbps and multiple 100 Gbps transit connections to its 16 other data centre locations worldwide.

As part of the data centre campus in Phoenix, the new facility will be an extension of the company’s current capacity to offer a strategic network point of presence for enterprises that need to scale out rapidly.

The facility will also serve as a cloud on-ramp, providing high-speed dedicated network access to hyperscale cloud services via AWS Direct Connect and Google Cloud Interconnect.

Ian McClarty, President of phoenixNAP, said: “We are developing the phoenixNAP data centre campus in Phoenix to help modern enterprises keep pace with the ever-evolving digital landscape by providing them with future-proof infrastructure and networking solutions.

“Poised to become the Silicon Desert, Phoenix offers businesses from all verticals tremendous opportunities for sustainable growth. With the addition of a new facility, our world-class data centre campus will provide a robust infrastructure environment to facilitate growth and offer superior connectivity through our backbone of 17 data centres across the globe.”


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