DuPont Fabros Opens Two New Facilities

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An aerial view of the new DuPont Fabros data center in Santa Clara, Calif.

DuPont Fabros Technology has completed two major data center projects, bringing new space online in two of the busiest markets.

DuPont Fabros (DFT) said Tuesday that it has its ACC6 Phase I data center located in Ashburn, Virginia and its SC1 Phase I data center located in Santa Clara, California. Both facilities offer wholesale data center space

New Capacity in Ashburn

ACC6 Phase I is the first of two identical stages to be brought online in Ashburn, which will total 262,000 gross square feet and 132,000 raised square feet and 26 mega watts of critical load. The facilities on the Ashburn campus are connected by a telecommunications duct bank that will allow tenants at ACC6 to procure network connectivity from more than 20 carriers on the campus.

Ashburn is a key network intersection point, which makes it an attractive location for data centers.

Entry into Silicon Valley

The SCI project represents DuPont Fabros’ entry into the Silicon Valley market, which serves many of the region’s technology firms. About 13 percent of the space at SC1 has been leased to a “Fortune 50 technology company,” which industry sources say is Apple.

SC1 is one of the largest data centers in Santa Clara, with a dedicated 100 MVA substation and an expected power capacity of 36 megawatts upon completion. It is also a two-stage project, with a total build-out of 360,000 gross square feet and 176,000 raised square feet. The SC1 data center currently has five carriers – AboveNet, AT&T, Layer 42, Silicon Valley Power Fiber Enterprise and Verizon.

“Delivering ACC6 and SC1 not only provides us with additional leasable space, but we have expanded our geographical presence into Silicon Valley with the opening of SC1,” said Hossein Fateh, President and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont Fabros. “We design and build our facilities with our tenant’s requirements in mind. Our data centers provide the optimal environment for Cloud and other high-density server and storage applications being developed. We have built strong on-site operations teams at each location to run, operate and provide our tenants with the data center expertise they demand.”

DuPont Fabros  operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT), and has data centers in Virginia, New Jersey ,Chicago and Silicon Valley.

About the Author

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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