Equinix has kicked off construction of its eighth Silicon Valley data center, expecting to bring online new capacity next year. The building, SV10, will be constructed at the company’s data center campus on Great Oaks Boulevard in San Jose.
The company is in the middle of a global expansion push, building new data centers and expanding existing ones in the US, Brazil, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, and in multiple European countries. It acquired the property on Great Oaks last year.
The company is not out of available inventory in Silicon Valley, as it recently launched the final phase of the SV5 data center on the Great Oaks campus. The fact that Silicon Valley is so tight on available supply is what pushed them to focus so much on its property.
He expects the first phase of SV10 to come online in the middle of next year. The building will eventually support 14.4MW, but the first phase will provide room for about 800 IT cabinets. Equinix will build it out in three phases, according to their president, Karl Strohmeyer.