Switch to expand Las Vegas data center campus again

27 Jun 2019 by Bob West

Switch, the global technology infrastructure corporation, is all set to expand its data center in Las Vegas. Switch held a groundbreaking ceremony with Gov. Steve Sisolak and Switch Founder and CEO Rob Roy at its Las Vegas data center campus.

“Las Vegas is Switch’s home, the place where we started, so to have the ability to continue to grow, continue to support our community and continue to support our customers with this expansion is something we’re extremely excited about,” Switch spokesman Adam Kramer told Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The additional expansion will increase the capacity of the company’s core campus to 4.6 million square feet. The core campus located in Las Vegas, Nevada, has 3.5 million square feet of data center space. The latest development will increase its potential to 115MW, bringing total power capacity onsite to 545MW once construction is completed.

Founded in 2000, Switch is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company’s core business is the design, construction, and operation of the most advanced data centers. Switch develops hyperscale data center ecosystems for enterprise colocation, differentiated multi-cloud, and industry-leading telecommunications solutions. Switch founder and CEO Rob Roy has developed more than 500 issued and pending patent claims covering data center designs. Switch data centers run on 100 percent renewable energy. According to the company, their 100 percent renewably powered facilities help reduce the carbon footprint of their clients.

The Switch PRIMES are located in Las Vegas and Tahoe Reno, Nevada; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Atlanta, Georgia. The company claims that they are the world’s most powerful hyperscale data center campus ecosystems with low latency to major U.S. markets. The facility in Atlanta is expected to be available by Q42019. Before the latest expansion, Switch’s Las Vegas Core Campus has witnessed a growth of 350,000 sq ft and an increase of 40MW of power supply to the site in 2017.

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Bob West

Bob West is a tech-savvy, digital enthusiast with a deep-rooted passion for data centers, cloud, internet exchanges (IX) and cryptocurrency. He was a driving force within the original team that built Datacenters.com in 2011. It’s his belief that a new breed of data centers will become increasingly important as we move towards IoT, AI, and edge computing.

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