Vantage Data Centers starts phase two of Phoenix campus
Vantage Data Centers has begun the second phase of construction on its growing mega-scale campus in Goodyear, Arizona, just outside of Phoenix.
Once fully developed, the campus will offer hyperscalers and large cloud providers 160MW of IT capacity across three facilities totaling more than 1 million square feet. Investing more than US$1.5bn into the project, it is expected to create approximately 3,000 construction and technology jobs and is scheduled to be operational in the spring of 2024.
“As we continue to drive exponential growth across the globe, Vantage is proud to partner with officials in Goodyear to meet the increased demand for data centers in the region. We appreciate Mayor Pizzillo, the City of Goodyear officials and Arizona Public Service Company (APS) for their ongoing collaborative partnership to help bring this campus to fruition. We are committed to investing in the community, and at the same time, to being a responsible corporate citizen to meet the needs of our customers while preserving precious resources in Arizona,” said Sam Huckaby, Senior Vice President, construction, North America for Vantage Data Centers.
Creating more sustainable data centres
As smart appliances fill homes and businesses and the cloud grows, the data centre industry consumes more and more energy. This has a real effect on carbon emissions across the globe, as well as impacting precious natural resources.
Vantage Data Centers is on a mission to design, build and operate its campuses in ways that prioritises sustainability and environmental responsibility, helping companies to meet their corporate social responsibility goals.
Last year, Vantage pledged to achieve net zero carbon emissions globally by 2030, which it reaffirmed last month by signing The Climate Pledge. And in May of 2021, the company announced that it provides access to renewable energy options at each of its North American and European campuses.
The company has designed its Goodyear campus to use virtually no water for cooling, instead employing a closed-loop chilled water system with air-side economizers that allows for reduced energy use based on outside ambient temperature. The campus is expected to achieve Green Globe certification.
“We are excited to see the continued expansion of Vantage Data Centers’ Arizona campus as one of the anchors within the Bullard Tech Corridor. Data centres serve as an economic driver for the City of Goodyear and bring significant investment and quality jobs to our city. We value the partnership we have with Vantage and appreciate their commitment to not only sustainability but also to the design of the campus that blends into the community architecturally,” said Mayor Pizzillo.