With Strong Sales, Phoenix ONE Expands


A view of phase one of the Phoenix ONE data center prior to its opening in June. Construction on phase two is now underway.

i/o Data Centers said today that the 180,000 square foot first phase of its Phoenix ONE data center, which opened in June, is “quickly reaching full occupancy.” The company said it has begun construction on phase two of the massive facility, citing strong demand for its colocation and wholesale data center space.

“Sales activity has been unprecedented,” says George Slessman, CEO of i/o Data Centers. “We are extremely pleased with the demand we have seen so far. Our decision to bring additional inventory online and begin construction of Phase Two comes almost two years ahead of schedule.”

As part of the expansion, i/o Data Centers is also increasing the capacity of its on-site power substation to 123 MVA. “This will give us additional flexibility to bring another 20 megawatts of UPS online and continue to meet the needs of our customers” said Slessman.

i/o Data Centers’ phase two construction plan for Phoenix ONE includes 180,000 square feet of raised floor, 20 MW of UPS and 36 MW of generator backup. This will bring the facility’s total capacity to 360,000 square feet of raised floor, 40 MW of fully redundant UPS and 72 MW of backup power generation. Phoenix ONE contains more than 57 miles of network cabling and Type I access to more than a dozen telecommunications carriers.

For more information, check out our previous coverage of Phoenix ONE, including a photo tour of the 538,000 square foot building.

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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.

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