Stream Data Centers has announced the groundbreaking of its new, state-of-the-art data center development in San Antonio, TX. The Stream private data center (PDC) will be a 75,840-sq-ft, greenfield development that sits on 9.6 acres in the Westover Hills Business Park, a master-planned business park offering a robust fiber and power infrastructure. Westover Hills also provides close proximity to other key data center facilities for several national and multinational corporations.

The new purpose-built Stream PDC will deliver 7.2 MW of critical-load power. It will include dual-feed power from two separate substations, and Stream will utilize its standard 2N electrical / N+1 mechanical configuration for the project. The new PDC will be built to Miami-Dade County Building Code Standards, able to withstand 185-mph straight-line winds and uplift. Stream is also using accredited construction and design practices required to achieve a LEED® Silver Certification.

The new facility will initially be divided into three 10,000-sq-ft PDC Suites, which can be further divided in 200 KW increments to meet multiple size requirements in the market. The facility will also feature redundant telecommunication rooms with access to the multiple fiber providers serving the site. Each suite will also provide 4,500 sq ft of private, dedicated office space for disaster recovery.

“San Antonio’s central location, reliable infrastructure and stable cost of electricity make it a great choice for national enterprise users to locate and operate their mission-critical infrastructure,” said Rob Kennedy, co-managing partner, Stream Data Centers. “We’re looking forward to completing construction to help meet the growing demand for IT infrastructure in San Antonio and Central Texas.”

The San Antonio market is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the country. It is home to a large concentration of financial services, health care, and government-related organizations. The city has also become the primary benefactor of the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, bringing numerous major oil and gas companies’ operational hubs to the area. It’s also a key market for business continuity and disaster recovery planning for many companies located in the gulf coast area.

The Stream PDC in San Antonio will be fully commissioned and ready for occupancy in May 2014. The company also has data center facilities in Dallas, Denver, Houston, and Minneapolis.