STACK Infrastructure will build a huge 230-megawatt data center campus in Downtown Phoenix, the company said today. The developer plans 1.78 million square feet of space across five large data center buildings, with each ranging between 30 and 60 megawatts (MWs).
The STACK project is the second large data center development this month in Downtown Phoenix, demonstrating that not all the action in the Greater Phoenix market has shifted to the suburbs. Last week Iron Mountain announced a major expansion at its campus in Downtown Phoenix, located about a mile from the site where STACK will build.
STACK says the 50-acre campus will help meet demand for cloud capacity in the fast-growing Phoenix market. STACVK has also announced plans for a 150 MW project in Goodyear, Ariz., about 20 miles west of Phoenix.
Phoenix is in the midst of a data center building boom, and is drawing some of the biggest names in hyperscale computing. The Phoenix data center market is home to hundreds of megawatts of potential data center capacity, and demand is growing.
“Capitalizing on the abundant growth opportunities in the Phoenix area offers our clients the utmost scalability and flexibility while being highly cost-effective and embracing renewable energy resources,” said Brian Cox, Chief Executive Officer of STACK Americas. “Expanding our footprint in this fast-growing market is a testament to our continued dedication to anticipating the needs of our clients and staying ahead of the curve in the industry by quickly delivering significant added hyperscale capacity.”
The new STACK Phoenix campus is situated near a large hub of long-haul fiber and metro network providers in the region, offering connectivity options the hyperscale, cloud, and large enterprise companies driving demand in Phoenix. The campus will also feature a dedicated onsite substation to support future campus and will run on 100% renewable energy, a standard initiative across STACK Americas’ data center portfolio.
STACK also employs a design that reduces the use of water in its cooling systems, a key consideration to support client sustainability targets and reduce impact on the local water systems in Arizona, which experiencing an extended drought and facing reductions in its water supply from the Colorado Basin.
This latest land purchase announcement follows a string of expansions from STACK including an additional 84MW campus in Northern Virginia and the expansion of its campus in Hillsboro, Oregon to 200MW, as well as its entrance into multiple global markets, including an 80MW hyperscale campus in Frankfurt, a 48MW data center in Seoul, Korea, and data center developments across Australia.
STACK Infrastructure was formed by investor IPI Data Center Partners with assets acquired from Infomart and T5 Data Centers. IPI is co-sponsored by ICONIQ Capital and an affiliate of Iron Point Partners.
STACK’s strategy features a combination of “rack-ready” wholesale space for immediate delivery (Ready STACK), rapid development of powered shell data halls for larger requirements (Power STACK), and build-to-suit projects for entire campuses (Hyper STACK). The company now operates a global platform spanning 16 markets and three continents.