New Datacenters Planned for Equinix in HK, Digital Realty in Santa Clara

August 30th, 2010 by · Leave a Comment

The boom in datacenter construction continues unabated, today with plans for two new facilities by Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX, news, filings) and Digital Realty Trust (NYSE:DLR, news, filings).  

Equinix is adding a second datacenter in Hong Kong, to be titled HK2 in their usual fashion, which will be built in the western part of the New Territories.  The new facility will cost $63M and house 1450 cabinet equivalents when complete, although phase one will start with $20M and add 450 cabinet equivalents.  Its elder brother, HK1, is at 70% capacity even after its own expansions to meet demand.  Equinix is now on the move in four markets in the Far East:  Sydney, Singapore, Shanghai, and now Hong Kong.

Digital Realty, on the other hand, is building closer to home, developing a property in Santa Clara in partnership with the current owner, Behringer Harvard.  The two will construct a move-in-ready Turn-Key Datacenter(R) facility for multiple tenants at Santa Clara Tech Center, with Digital Realty now a 50% owner.  The property consists of three buildings on Central Expressway near its intersection with Lafayette Street, totalling 456,144 square feet of space.  One of those will be turned into 150,000 square feet of space, enough for six if their Turn-Key Datacenter(R) PODs.  One can never have too much square footage in Silicon Valley of course.

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