CoreSite Santa Clara Project Due in Early 2010

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The first phase of CoreSite’s data center campus in Santa Clara, Calif. will be completed in the first quarter of 2010, the company announced today. The project, which was announced in May 2008, was initially scheduled to be open in 2009. But its arrival will help add inventory to a tight market for data center space in Silicon Valley, where several large projects were postponed due to the impact of the financial crisis.

Phase one of the CoreSite development will feature 50,000 square feet of data center space and eight megawatts of electrical capacity. CoreSite’s long-term plans include two additional 180,000 square foot data centers on the campus, which will have a total power capacity of 49 megawatts at completion.

CoreSite’s Santa Clara data center campus will be built to LEED Gold certification standards and features air-side economization, which reduces energy consumption by using outside air to cool the data center. The ability to use “free air” and other important energy efficient design aspects such as 95%-efficient UPS units, variable-speed fans, and zoned lighting will help to significantly reduce the Santa Clara data center’s Power Usage Effectiveness (P.U.E.). The highly-efficient design supports concurrent maintainability with a 2N UPS configuration, ensuring maximum uptime levels.

“CoreSite Santa Clara will showcase the company’s expertise in delivering high-value, reliable, and energy-efficient data centers from the ground up,” said Billie Haggard, CoreSite vice president of data centers. “The Santa Clara data center design combines what is best for our customers and what is best for the environment in a truly ‘win-win’ scenario.”‘

CoreSite estimates the total three-building Santa Clara data center investment at $350 million upon completion. In addition to the Santa Clara data center campus, CoreSite currently operates two other Bay Area data centers in Milpitas and San Jose, as well as eight other facilities across the United States.

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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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