Metro Phoenix data center development continues to surge, particularly in Goodyear, which is quickly becoming a technology hot spot.
And the growth doesn’t appear to be slowing. Last year, Amazon bought 91 acres of land in Goodyear for $19.85 million, with talk of building a data center to help with its exploding Arizona presence.
But the massive online retailer isn’t the only big-name player with enterprises in Metro Phoenix. Here are recent projects that are strengthening the region’s reputation as to go-to place for data center development.
Compass Datacenters is bringing eight data centers to Goodyear that at full build-out will be more than 1.8 million square feet — equivalent to 31 football fields — and 350 megawatts of capacity. Compass is building its campus on 225 acres of land at the northwest corner of Bullard Avenue and Yuma Road.
Google is building a $1 billion data center on 187 acres at the northwest corner of Sossaman and Elliot roads in Mesa. The three-phase project is expected to be operational this year. Mesa’s economic development office estimates the total tax revenue will be $156.57 million over 25 years.
Iron Mountain is building a 550,000-square-foot, 48-megawatt data center on the northeast corner of 48th and Van Buren streets. The new facility is an expansion of Iron Mountain’s Phoenix Data Center Campus and represents the beginnings of a $430 million investment into the campus over the next five years.
In 2019, Microsoft made a big splash when it bought 576.5 acres across three sites in Goodyear and El Mirage to develop into data centers, which are expected to be functional this year. The company said it chose the two cities for their availability of labor and energy supplies, as well as the cost of land.
NTT Data broke ground this year on 102 acres in the Elliot Road Technology Corridor in Mesa. The co-locate data center campus will consist of five buildings initially, with the ability to add two more buildings in the future. The complex will total 1.5 million square feet when fully built out.
Stack Infrastructure is building a data center in Avondale, which will add 1 million square feet of data center space. The data center will be on the southeast corner of Litchfield and Lower Buckeye roads. The company cited Metro Phoenix’s rapid growth as a key factor in coming to the southwest Valley.
Stream Data Centers
Stream Data Centers’ recently completed Phoenix I data center in Goodyear is part of the growing Cox Business fiber network. In Goodyear, Stream and Cox Business combine the Phoenix West Valley’s largest data center campus and the region’s most diverse network service offerings to better serve large enterprises and cloud providers.
Vantage Data Centers
Vantage Data Centers, a leading provider of wholesale data centers in North America, is building a mega-scale campus in Goodyear. The 50-acre project will be located at the southeast corner of Van Buren Street and Bullard Avenue and will encompass three data center buildings and office space. It will be the largest of Vantage’s current and planned campuses once fully developed.