Data center modules now manufactured by BaseLayer inside an IO data center. (Photo: IO)

Report: IO Ahead of Schedule on $500M Phoenix Data Center Expansion

Last year, IO said it wanted to expand its $200,000 million, 11-acre Phoenix data center site within six to eight years, but it looks like the company’s goal will be achieved much sooner.

According to the Phoenix Business Journal, the Phoenix City Council just approved a $500 million, 500,000-square foot expansion to IO’s high-tech complex near Van Buren and 48th streets and the Loop 202 freeway. The journal reported that it will be a three-story development.

The region is one of the hottest data center markets in the US. eBay operates a data center in Phoenix, and Apple has a data center in nearby Mesa, while many top data center providers have facilities in the area.

“IO looks forward to working with the city of Phoenix and other relevant partners as we make considerable investments in our economy and in our community,” said IO COO Rick Crutchley.

Today, the company has two data centers in the Phoenix market – one in Phoenix and the other in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale . Other data centers are located in Springsboro, Ohio (just outside of Dayton), and another one in a former New York Times printing plant in Edison, New Jersey. The company also operates data centers in Slough (near London) and Singapore.

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Technology writer and editor Karen Riccio spent 15 years as managing editor for Data Center Management magazine, published by AFCOM – a leading industry association whose mission is to advance the professional development of individuals in the field of data center and facilities management. She is currently content editor for as well as its weekly newsletter. Karen also oversees the Industry Perspectives section of Data Center Knowledge. She can be reached at

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