EdgeCore Will Enter Santa Clara Data Center Market
by Rich Miller, Data Center Frontier
Data center developer EdgeCore Internet Real Estate will enter the Silicon Valley market, extending its data center building spree to a fifth major market. EdgeCore says it has acquired 12 acres of land in Santa Clara, where it plans to create a campus that can support four data centers spanning 550,000 square feet and up to 80 megawatts of capacity.
EdgeCore says it has commenced pre-construction activities in Santa Clara, and expects to complete the first phase of capacity (a 36-megawatt, 180,000 square foot building) during 2020.
“This is an important milestone in rolling out our wholesale data center platform across the US,” said Matt Muell, SVP Development at EdgeCore. “Santa Clara is the fifth location that we have acquired and commenced development on in less than 10 months as we systematically execute upon our goal to be the preeminent developer and operator of wholesale data centers in the United States.”
EdgeCore launched in February 2017 with plans to build large data center campuses in six North American markets. The new company is led by former CoreSite CEO and Tom Ray, and its lead financial backer is GIC, the sovereign wealth fund for the government of Singapore. The company has quickly acquired land for campuses in the Phoenix, Dallas Northern Virginia, and Reno market, which can support 4.4 million square feet and 800 MW of data center capacity.