Data center gravity continues to grow up in Hillsboro, Oregon. Earlier this week QTS unveiled plans to develop a new mega data center campus there, starting off with a hyperscale customer as anchor. Hillsboro's 'Silicon Forest' combines transpacific connectivity, renewable power options, and ample metro fiber into an alternative to California's Bay Area.
The first phase will be a 27MW, 158,000 square foot facility, of which 85,000 square feet will be leasable space. The first phase of that buildout will be 4.5MW of space and is 100% pre-leased to an unnamed hyperscale SaaS provider. QTS expects that phase to formally open sometime this summer, with more space and power coming on line in the second half.
The property QTS is building on in Hillsboro spans 92 acres, which the company believes will fit 5 data centers totalling 1.5M gross square feet and 250MW of power. No doubt we will be seeing a steady stream of expansion news from this site over the next few years.
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