Stream Data Centers, which specializes in storing, protecting and sharing data for Fortune 500 companies, is about to open the first of five facilities in Goodyear in the West Valley.
The Dallas-based Stream Data is partnering with broadband giant Cox Communications to connect the facilities to the rest of the world.
At full buildout, the campus will support up to 2 million square feet of data center buildings, making it the largest hyperscale campus development in the greater Phoenix region.
Stream Data is the latest in a recent string of large data centers coming to the West Valley. A number of companies including Microsoft, Compass Data Centers, Vantage Data Centers and Stack Infrastructure have announced plans for projects.
West Valley data centers are the power behind many of today’s online services. They provide secure facilities to house large volumes of servers, routers, switches, and other equipment used in high volume data storage and processing.
Expansive campus for enterprise customers
Stream Data Centers, in partnership with Cox’s commercial arm, Cox Business, is establishing a multi-tenant campus for hyperscale and enterprise customers for fiber connectivity and high speed to major markets, officials from both companies said.
“At a time when economic growth is crucial to the economy, this pairing directly serves businesses of all sizes as they store, protect and share data across the region and the world,” said Chad Rodriguez, vice president, network and cloud, Stream Data Centers.
Adding Cox, the largest telecom provider in Arizona and the U.S., ensures that business customers will have high performance and low latency connectivity, Rodriguez said.
The Goodyear data center combines with Cox Business’ portfolio of services including connectivity, security, video, voice, colocation, managed services and cloud offerings, all of which are supported by a team of local experts, said Ed Aaronson, vice president of Cox Business.
“Data centers are a key component to the economic growth of our community. Our collaboration with Stream Data Centers illustrates the importance of blending data centers and connectivity. This is critical for our local businesses as they compete in a rapidly growing, data-driven economy,” Aaronson said.
Phase I opening in August
Stream Data’s Phase I facility is a 418,200-square-foot hyperscale data center on 157 acres in Goodyear. It will support approximately 40.5 megawatts (MW) of critical load, to be delivered in the third quarter of 2020 with an initial 4.5 MW of capacity. Almost 127 acres of divisible land is still available for build-to-suit or custom data center development.
Stream’s customers will be able to interconnect their Stream services with other data centers, or…
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