Vantage Data Centers has announced that it is accelerating the construction and availability of V1, the third data center on its three-building Santa Clara campus. This acceleration is in response to robust data center demand in Santa Clara and will result in first quarter availability. V1 is a 198,000 sq ft, two-story data center that will support 22 MWs of IT load when complete.

With Vantage Santa Clara V2 and V3 data centers 100 percent leased, Vantage has begun customizing space for new customers as well as opening new space for lease. Approximately 40% of V1 is already under contract with a robust pipeline of customers expected to occupy the remainder of the facility months ahead of schedule.

In December, Telx announced that it had leased 5.7 MWs of capacity in V1. Telx is a strategic tenant who offers a complementary mix of colocation and interconnection services, allowing Vantage to offer more options to current and future customers. The V1 design will enable Telx to support customer power densities up to 400 watts per square foot in a highly redundant facility.

“Vantage’s customized approach was a key factor in our decision to expand into their Santa Clara location,” said Eric Shepcaro, CEO of Telx. “With Vantage, we are able to accommodate our Silicon Valley customers as well as develop a space that meets our specific needs.”

“The Silicon Valley market remains one of the most competitive globally,” said Jim Trout, CEO of Vantage Data Centers. “The addition of a retail partner in our Santa Clara campus allows us to maintain our leadership as a pure-play wholesale data center company, while offering current and future customers access to expanded capabilities through partners like Telx. Vantage will continue to lead by demonstrating how our industry can successfully grow without creating conflicts between retail and wholesale developers.”