Silicon Valley is America’s leading engine of business innovation. It is also one of largest and most important data center markets in the U.S. This free special report from Data Center Frontier will help you find the best data center options in the Silicon Valley Data Center Market.
Proximity to corporations and Internet consumers continues to be a key factor in where data centers are located. Silicon Valley provides one of the industry’s most compelling proximity stories. The region is home to America’s leading tech players, including Apple, Google, Facebook, Intel, Cisco, Oracle and many others. Its residents represent a huge base of tech-savvy consumers, who are consistently among the earliest adopters of new products and services. That’s why Silicon Valley remains one of America’s busiest markets for data center space, despite a number of potential deterrents, including expensive land, comparatively high cost of power, and the risk of earthquakes.
The Silicon Valley data center market is home to nearly 2.6 million square feet (SF) of commissioned data center space, representing 343 megawatts (MW) of commissioned power, according to market research from datacenterHawk. That makes Silicon Valley the second-largest market for data center space in the U.S., trailing only Northern Virginia. Demand for data center space is strong, as reflected in the vacancy rate of just 8.2 percent in the region. The vacant space (approximately 26 MW) is scattered throughout retail colocation facilities in the Silicon Valley market. The wholesale market is very tight, with several operators working to deliver capacity. Much of the activity in Silicon Valley is focused on Santa Clara, which boasts 34 data centers located in a three-and-a-half square mile area, rivaling “Data Center Alley” in Northern Virginia for the world’s largest concentration of data centers. Santa Clara has emerged as the Data Center Capital of Silicon Valley due to competitive power pricing from the municipal utility, Silicon Valley Power, whose rates are significantly lower than the cost of power from PG&E in surrounding towns, with the price difference ranging between 25 and 40 percent.
Rich Miller, Editor in Chief of Data Center Frontier, teaming up with datacenterHawk have created this free comprehensive guide to help you find the best space and partners in the Silicon Valley Data Center Market. Download it today.