Santa Clara, Calif. continues to be a hotbed of data center activity. Today Terremark said it has completed an expansion of its Network Access Point (NAP) West data center in Santa Clara, which now features 100,000 square feet of raised floor space. Terremark, a Verizon company, said the expansion in Silicon Valley was driven by strong customer demand for enterprise-class IT services.
The project brings additional colocation capacity online in Santa Clara, which has seen a burst of data center construction this year. Data centers are attracted to Santa Clara by the price of electricity from municipal utility Silicon Valley Power, which is slightly less than pricing for PG&E in surrounding towns in Silicon Valley. Terremark is one of many data center providers bringing new space online, joining Digital Realty Trust, DuPont Fabros, CoreSite, Vantage Data Centers, QTS and Server Farm Realty.
"As a major interconnection point for the world and of the technology industry, the Silicon Valley area has long been a location of strategic importance for Terremark," said Kerry Bailey, president of Terremark. "Through the expansion of the NAP West, we continue to invest in the strategic global hubs that support the requirements of our expanding global customer base."
Terremark was acquired by Verizon earlier this year in a $1.4 billion deal . It recently opened the NAP of Amsterdam, the flagship hosting facility for Verizon/Terremark's European cloud operations, and expanded the NAP do Brasil in Sao Paulo.
Terremark said the expansion of the NAP West was designed to meet the demands for data-intensive colocation and cloud hosting space in Silicon Valley.
"Our newly expanded data center campus meets the needs of power, space and bandwidth-intensive applications we are seeing in today’s market," said Hector Hernandez, senior vice president of data center operations for Terremark. "We designed and built NAP West to meet our high security standards with added redundancy to maintain our customer’s mission-critical applications around the clock."