"We have seen unbelievable demand. Last month Switch installed 5 MVA of delivered UPS to our customers and we expect to see similar growth over the coming months. This expansion comes at a time when customer demand for our services is showing no signs of an economic downturn," said company founder and CEO, Rob Roy. "Switch is about future proofing the data center needs of our customers. Beginning construction on SuperNAP NV-8 and SuperNAP NV-9 clearly positions the Switch Las Vegas Digital Exchange Campus as the world's most powerful data center and technology ecosystem."
Local government agrees. Governor Brian Sandoval said the expansion was "a great advancement for the State of Nevada. Switch's leadership in the technology industry demonstrates that Nevada is a great place for innovation. The economic impact of this expansion extends well beyond the construction phase and will lead to technology companies calling the Las Vegas Digital Exchange Campus their home."
Over the next several years, Switch will spend roughly $400,000,000 expanding the SuperNAP West Campus making it the largest active building project in the state supporting over 3000 construction jobs and creating hundreds of permanent operational and technical jobs in Nevada. Steve Hill, interim director, Governor's Office of Economic Development said, "The SuperNAP projects located at the Las Vegas Digital Exchange Campus are the cornerstone of a new technology vertical for the Nevada economy at a time when economic diversification is paramount to a more stable future for Nevada. Switch represents the bridge between economic development and economic diversification."
Since its inception a decade ago, Switch has focused on delivering the interconnectivity and facilities necessary for businesses throughout the world to collaborate, communicate and profit in a data center campus environment. With this expansion, Switch has once again delivered on that focus while adding increased capacity and continuing to innovate in the data center industry. "The data center technology innovations that Switch has developed provide its customers with the high performance and scalable solutions required for today's enterprises," said Scott Simpson, managing director in Citigroup's Global Technology Investment Banking Group. "We look forward to working with Switch as they continue to meet the complex needs of the most demanding enterprise infrastructure environments."
The Switch expansion allows technology executives to strategically plan in decade-long views. Power, cooling, connectivity, and space limitations that plague many of America's current data centers have been eliminated with Switch's model of delivering the most efficient, high density, ultra-scale data centers in the industry. Colocation services at Switch are purchased in increments ranging from a single cabinet to private cages with hundreds of cabinets and data center white space up to 125,000 square feet.
Switch's Wattage Density Modular Design (WDMD), delivers an unmatched power and cooling metric per square foot for the highest density deployments in the industry. SwitchMOD, a modular, component-oriented, rapid-deployment data center model developed exclusively by Switch, will comprise the build-out.