Compass Datacenters Begins Construction in Goodyear

15 Jul 2019 by Gerald Romano

Compass Datacenters is making an entry in Phoenix, a high demand data center market. The Dallas-based company has begun construction of the first two data centers on its campus in the Phoenix suburb of Goodyear, Arizona. The campus is on 225 acres of land at the northwest corner of Bullard Avenue and Yuma Road. The two buildings will deliver a combined 72 MW of IT load. The construction is expected to be completed in Q4 2019.

“We have been working closely with a number of cloud, colocation, and hyperscale customers on data center projects on our campuses. The flexibility of our data center design along with our patented delivery methodology enables us to deliver just-in-time facilities customized to their specific requirements. These data centers will allow customers to reduce their on-going operating costs and will provide them with complete control over every element of the building—including security, campus network connectivity, operations and maintenance—all on the aggressive timeline they demand,” said Chris Crosby, CEO of Compass.

The master plan for the first series of buildings on the campus will deliver 144 MW of IT load. According to the company, the Compass’ Phoenix campus will ultimately offer over 350 MW of power. The new facility benefits from three diverse fiber paths and HV fed brand new power infrastructure.

Greater Phoenix was a natural next stop for the company because of its “geographic location, availability of fiber connectivity, affordable cost of data center operations, and the rarity of natural disasters.” The city of Goodyear, APS, Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Arizona Commerce Authority worked in partnership to assist Compass in bringing its facility to Goodyear.

Compass Datacenters has more than $4 billion worth of data centers and edge computing facilities to its credit. The company serves cloud and SaaS providers, enterprises, colocation and hosting companies, and customers with distributed infrastructure requirements. Compass recently started construction of its first data center facility in Loudoun County in Northern Virginia. The first facility in Loudoun County will deliver 6MW of IT load to cloud and hyperscale customers. It is planned for 500,000 sq ft and 75MW of critical IT capacity.

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Gerald Romano

Gerald Romano is an industry veteran supporting Datacenter clients for over 15 years. Expertise in Co-lo/DR/Redundancy, Cloud-Based Services, AWS/Azure/Google, and Managed Services. Romano's skill set also includes emerging technologies like IoT, Blockchain, and AI. He helps define options for optimum network technology based on customer requirements and generating ROI. The goal is to help companies be more productive while increasing shareholder value.

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