Vantage Adds Capacity in Silicon Valley, Beefs Up Executive Team

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A closer look at the exterior of the new Vantage Data Centers' facility in Santa Clara, Calif.

The exterior of a Vantage Data Centers’ facility in Santa Clara, Calif.

Vantage Data Centers has completed construction on 1.5 megawatts of additional data center space in Santa Clara in support of a deal the company signed in February. The company now has 25 megawatts of critical load at its Santa Clara campus, with room for 20 megawatts more in the future.

The new data center space is in the V1 building of its Santa Clara campus, and is in support of a rapidly growing enterprise customer. Vantage led the design, construction and completion of the 9,000 square feet of space in less than four months.

“We are pleased with our continued growth in Santa Clara,” said Vantage CEO Sureel Choksi. “With over 20MW of additional expansion capacity available on campus, Vantage is poised for continued growth.”

The new space Vantage has built in Santa Clara also includes space for customer briefings, research and development, proof of concept and demonstration centers. This allows the end users of Vantage’s customers to test, validate and evaluate new technologies prior to deploying in a production environment.

The company also continues to retool its executive team and sales effort with the appointment of Greg Vernon as SVP Sales and Marketing.

Vernon has more than 13 years of experience in data center sales and sales management. Previous positions include VP of Sales at ViaWest and WiredRE, a leading data center real estate advisory firm; and most recently as CEO at Rare Space Technology, a boutique brokerage firm where he was focused on data center planning, finance and related transactions.

This continues the company beefing up the executive team for its next phase of growth. Last month, the company named Choksi as CEO.

“We are very pleased to welcome Greg Vernon as SVP, Sales and Marketing,” said Choksi. “Greg brings a wealth of sales management experience and customer relationships that will serve Vantage well as we accelerate the company’s sales and marketing investment.”

Vantage entered the highly competitive Silicon Valley market in early 2011, quickly leasing 20 megawatts of power capacity, and, as the new space indicates, continues to grow rapidly.

About the Author

Jason Verge is an Editor/Industry Analyst on the Data Center Knowledge team with a strong background in the data center and Web hosting industries. In the past he’s covered all things Internet Infrastructure, including cloud (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), mass market hosting, managed hosting, enterprise IT spending trends and M&A. He writes about a range of topics at DCK, with an emphasis on cloud hosting.

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