Real estate firm Red Sea Group (RSG) has launched Server Farm Realty, a data center development company with projects in Washington state and Silicon Valley. The company will be led by president and chief executive officer Avner Papouchado, who brings nearly 20 years of real estate development experience as North American CEO for Red Sea Group.
The company is currently building speculative wholesale data center space, as well as building custom solutions.
“With the global demand for data centers growing, we’re filling the need for cutting edge facilities that not only maintain the utmost reliability and security, they limit energy costs and therefore carbon emissions,” said Papouchado. “With the backing of Red Sea’s extensive building experience, we’ve been able to assemble a team of highly experienced, well known data center experts to drive us forward. In fact, we are currently developing cutting edge data centers that will be available for occupancy as early as April 2011.”
Server Farm Realty is currently developing two data centers. One is located in Moses Lake, Washington, where 10,000 square feet of space and 2 megawatts of power will be ready in May 2011. The second is in Santa Clara, Calif. where 13,750 square feet of space will be ready in April 2011.
Server Farm Realty says the Moses Lake facility will feature an energy-efficient design using a combination of direct/indirect evaporative cooling and free cooling.
“When building data centers, Server Farm Realty is obsessed with energy efficiency, high reliability and fiber connectivity," said Robert Glavan, vice president of data center operations. "We offer full flexibility in our data center design, build, leasing options and operations options. We are focused on specific markets which provide the lowest power cost, extremely low latency fiber connectivity and locations with significant wholesale data center requirements. We have chosen prime locations where power is renewable, abundant and inexpensive and diverse low latency fiber is available."