Colovore Announces New 9 MW Liquid-Cooled AI Data Center in Santa Clara

Colovore Announces New 9 MW Liquid-Cooled AI Data Center in Santa Clara

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SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Colovore, provider of the most efficient and scalable colocation solutions in the Bay Area, today announced its second data center location in Santa Clara. Located at 3060 Raymond St. and immediately adjacent to its existing data center at 1101 Space Park Drive, the new facility will provide an additional 9 MW of high-density, liquid-cooled colocation capacity with standard capacities of 50 kW per rack for customers deploying modern, high-performance AI, machine learning, and big data application and server capabilities. The first phase of capacity will be delivered in the first quarter of 2024.

Growing demand for purpose-built AI and HPC data centers

Since the launch of Colovore in 2013, the growth of data-driven applications and processing-intensive computing platforms has been exponential. Modern servers underlying these applications require 10 to 20 times more power and cooling to run reliably than just a decade ago, primarily due to advances in CPU and GPU processing. Today, AI and HPC servers regularly consume 1kW and more per server rack unit, generating thermal loads that far exceed the cooling capabilities of older air-based colocation facilities. These servers require highly specialized, liquid-cooled data center environments, and the incredible growth in deployments of AI, machine learning and big data systems continues to fuel strong demand for Colovore’s services.

Colovore Differentiated Data Center

Colovore provides the most scalable, efficient and robust colocation solutions in Silicon Valley. Unlike legacy data centers that are currently scrambling to find ways to introduce limited liquid cooling options into their facilities, Colovore was designed from the ground up to deliver the highest cabinet power densities, with each cabinet being equipped with liquid cooling. Its brand new facility at 3060 Raymond will include:

  • 50 KW of standard power per cabinet (compared to 3-5 kW per cabinet in older colos), but customizable up to 250 kW per cabinet for direct liquid cooling (DLC) deployments;

  • Robust liquid cooling via rear door heat exchangers and DLC connections for the most demanding servers;

  • Silicon Valley’s market-leading colocation PUE of 1.1;

  • Highly flexible and scalable deployment options, with minimum commitments of just 10kW per cabinet but built-in scalability up to 50kW in the same office;

  • Highly customizable private environments for commitments above 1 MW;

  • Data center floor loading of over 3,000 pounds per cabinet to support the heaviest AI, HPC, and storage platforms.

Providing much-needed colocation capacity in Silicon Valley

According to data center broker CBRE, data center capacity in Silicon Valley is at an all-time low, with staggering vacancy rates of 1.3%. Demand for high-quality colocation remains very strong, but development opportunities are significantly limited by the cost and availability of suitable land, the limited supply of available power from Silicon Valley Power (SVP), and long supply cycles. authorization and development. Colovore will not demolish but will significantly improve the existing building at 3060 Raymond and has already received approval from SVP for electricity delivery, allowing for a much faster delivery time. The addition of 9MW of the densest data center capacity on the market will help ease the imbalance between supply and demand in Silicon Valley, which shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.

“When we opened our doors in 2013, touting 20kW per cabinet in our Phase 1, many thought ‘power density’ wasn’t a big deal at the time,” said Sean Holzknecht, President and Co-Founder. by Colovore. “We now support thousands of AI and GPU systems for Fortune 500 companies to Silicon Valley startups, in hundreds of cabinets each consuming 15-50kW per cubicle. The bottom line is that this data, and all these amazing AI and big data platforms, is really thirsty. The AI ​​revolution is here and simply put, these servers demand purpose-built, liquid-cooled, high-density colocation environments and we look forward to continuing to deliver these innovative solutions to our customers.

“Companies of all sizes and in all industry verticals continue to deploy more and more compute-intensive servers and they want to optimize those deployments and those IT footprints,” said the Colovore co-founder. , Ben Coughlin. “Our high-density data centers allow customers to fill their racks from top to bottom with the robust power and cooling infrastructure we offer. This reduces the total amount of space required, resulting in much lower monthly operating costs and capital expenditures, while dramatically increasing the efficiency and scalability of IT operations. What client wants to be forced to rent and pay for a 5,000 square foot office if all they really need is 1,000 square feet? »

About Colovore

Colovore’s AI Data Center in the heart of Silicon Valley offers state-of-the-art liquid cooling, standard power densities of 50 kW per rack, as well as the lowest total cost of ownership and the most scalability and reliability. high colocation rates in the San Francisco Bay Area. Colovore supports the Fortune 500 to startups, from single racks to multi-MW deployments.

For a video tour of our AI Data Center, click here.

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