Quincy, Washington Campus Offers Clean and Competitive Hydroelectric Power with Room to Scale
Santa Clara, Calif., Sept. 27, 2011 - - Vantage Data Centers, an innovative wholesale data center owner, developer and operator, announced today that it is under contract to purchase 63 acres of land for the development of enterprise class data centers in Quincy, Washington. A Fortune 50 leading manufacturing and technology company has signed a lease to be the first customer at the Quincy, Washington campus.
The Vantage Campus in Quincy, Washington will develop in several phases, starting with a 6MW state-of-the-art, enterprise class data center, vertically scalable to 9MW. The 100% pre-leased Phase One includes a one story, 133,000 square foot data center uniquely designed for vertical scalability and high efficiency across modules with varying power draws. The facility will act as an integral part of the optimization of the customer’s complex data center capacity, hardware refresh and portfolio power planning, company-wide.
Subsequent phases will include the creation of a 105,000 square foot Enterprise Technology Center and 235,000 additional square feet of data center space. Ground breaking for Phase One will begin October 2011 with completion slated for August 2012.
The Enterprise Technology Center will combine corporate office and data center space. The corporate offices will house up to 100 employees and will include executive offices, conference rooms, and meeting areas.
Vantage selected Quincy, Washington because of the area’s low-cost/low carbon/ultra-green hydro power served by the Columbia River Basin, an unequaled source of renewable power in North America. The Quincy project will mark Vantage’s second campus designed for LEED® Platinum certification and further validates its commitment to sustainable design and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
Clean hydro power, combined with Vantage design and collaboration expertise, will help Vantage customers minimize operating expenses while supporting clean energy initiatives. The project also includes the construction of a dedicated 41 MW 2N (fully redundant) dual fed substation with expansion capability and high efficiency distribution electrical systems.
"Vantage Quincy will take what we accomplished in Santa Clara to a new level of scale, customization and innovation," said Jim Trout, Vantage Data Centers’ CEO. "Our Quincy facilities will surpass all expectations of today’s wholesale data centers and will be designed and developed with unprecedented collaboration between provider and end-user. In combination with Santa Clara, our customers will now be provided with global portfolio options for connectivity, network resources and immensely scalable, clean and green power."
Unlike the traditional "one size fits all" approach, Vantage data center expertise reduces costs and risks, and achieves superior operating advantage for its customers. Vantage is able to offer such superior results due to the deep collaboration its design engineers develop with its customers engineering departments. It is this engineer-to-engineer interaction, integrated with Vantage’s intellectual property and capabilities, which produces outstanding, best-in-class data center outcomes.
About Vantage Data Centers
Vantage Data Centers is a privately held company focused on the ownership, development, and operation of highly efficient and scalable wholesale data centers. Vantage provides optimal and flexible data center solutions tailored to the business requirements of the world’s leading companies and service providers. Led by a deeply experienced team of executives, Vantage sets a new standard for innovation, engineering excellence, operational management and complex customer solutions. For more information, please visit www.vantagedatacenters.com.