SAVVIS Announces Santa Clara Data Center

SAVVIS said it will complete construction on a 127,000 square foot data center in Santa Clara, Calif., which will open for customers early next year. In announcing the build-out of the facility, which it bought from Cable & Wireless America last year, SAVVIS cited strong demand for its data center space in the area.

“Our fully-built out data centers in the Silicon Valley are near capacity, and we continue to have new business opportunities,” said SAVVIS Chairman and CEO Rob McCormick. “This center, which is near completion already, will play an important role in our continued growth in Silicon Valley and in the IT infrastructure marketplace.”

SAVVIS said it expects to spend $12-14 million to complete the data center, which was originally built for Exodus and was about 85 percent completed when work was halted. Exodus filed for Chapter 11, and was then purchased by C&W America, which was subsequently purchased by SAVVIS in a prepackaged bankruptcy deal. Two St Louis-based firms, Ascent Corp. and Clayco, will manage the build-out.

SAVVIS currently operates 24 data centers encompassing more than 1.3 million square feet around the world.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.