Advance your technology to one of Silicon Valley’s top data center markets with 50+ MWs of Prime capacity.
The Santa Clara data center market is a key part of the Silicon Valley region, the third-fastest growing in the US since 2015. Home to some of the largest tech companies in the world, NoCal boasts large, interconnection ecosystems that route data to and from the US and APAC.
Prime is your go-to infrastructure solutions partner in NoCal with two existing Santa Clara data centers and two more on the way. Mitigate future risk with Prime while choosing a provider who offers data centers on your terms, not the usual challenge of the big players.
With Santa Clara data centers in such high demand, power capacity is very hard to procure. If you are considering this market, now is the time to engage with providers like Prime who have secured the power you need for your next project and future expansion.
|OVERVIEW | The city of Santa Clara is located in the heart of Silicon Valley between San Jose and Sunnyvale. Approximately 130,000 people call Santa Clara home with transient traffic on the rise since the installment of the professional football stadium in 2014.
NVIDIA, Intel, Mcafee, ServiceNow, and AMD are headquatered in Santa Clara with numerous other tech giants like Salesforce, Adobe and Google HQ'd in close proximity.
|The talent pool in and around Santa Clara is abundant and educated with numerous private and public universities within a short drive including the local Santa Clara University campus as well as UC Santa Cruz and Mission College.
The area is served by three international airports and numerous regional airports for convenient travel. Enjoy world-class dining and entertainment throughout the region.
|MARKET SIZE | CBRE ranked Silicon Valley as the third-largest North American wholesale data center market for supply with nearly 370 MW added in H1'22 alone.
With ~50 data centers, Santa Clara is the heart of Silicon Valley hosting more than neighboring San Jose, Sunnyvale and Mountain View combined.
|Silicon Valley / Santa Clara has the lowest vacancy rate of any major North American data center market with 1.3% and experienced the second-highest absorption in at 56.2 MWs.
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|POWER | One of the reasons Santa Clara is such an in-demand data center market is cost of power. Silicon Valley Power (SVP) provides the lowest power costs in Northern California.
In the wholesale data center business, one cent per kwh difference can mean $875,000 in savings/waste for a 10 MW data center per year depending on which side of the change you are on. All California utility providers passed through rate increases for 2023, so while costs are increasing, SVP remains cheaper than PG&E and other regional players.
|Renewable Power Sources | California passed SB100 which envisions a California with a greenhouse gas-free energy supply by 2045. SVP is ahead of schedule, with 50% of the entire grid projected as renewable by 2026. Renewable energy is in abundance and is delivered at the same cost as carbon-based energy sources.
Power Reliability | Silicon Valley Power has earned a Diamond Level Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. The Diamond Level is the highest designation that a utility can earn.
|NETWORK | Northern California is one of the ideal North American regions for connectivity services. Since the early days of MAE West, data has flowed through the region to and from APAC.
The original Palo Alto Internet Exchange or PAIX is now located inside an Equinix meet-me Room (MMR) and offers interconnection with hundreds of networks.
|Multiple subsea cable landing stations are close to Silicon Valley including Manchester and Morro Bay for access to Japan, Southeast Asia, China, Singapore and other APAC hubs.
Dark fiber access is abundant with multiple providers offering fiber ring access to regional carrier hotels / MMRs.
|RISK PROFILE | As it pertains to economic risk, the state of California is one of the strongest in the United States: second highest GDP growth in the nation between the fourth quarter of 2019 and first quarter of 2022.
Silicon Valley's tech-centric connection will play an even more important role in the state in 2023 and beyond.
|Risk of Natural Disaster | Northern California is a high-risk region for fires, earthquakes, drought and other disasters. Safety / Threat Level | Out of the 15 safest large cities in the US (with a population over 300,000) ranked by Forbes, Silicon Valley was number 9, demonstrating its high quality of life.|
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