Now that construction is complete, we're going to bring you regular updates on some of the features of our Silicon Valley data center.
Structured Redundancy in Design
Keeping data centers operational at all times is critical in today’s world. That’s why having structured redundancy is so important. At NTT Global Data Centers Americas, we build with redundancy in focus. Our Silicon Valley SV1 Data Center is a testament to this. We employ ten 3.25MW Kohler backup generators. The generators are configured in an N+1 system designed to support 16MW of critical IT load even in the event that one of them should fail to start. Each one sources fuel from a belly tank sized to supply up to 24 hours of runtime based on its 3.25MW rating. There is even one generator dedicated to providing house power in the event of an emergency. Tested monthly, we ensure these generators are always ready. Learn more about our SV1 data center by clicking here.
SV1 has officially opened on April 1st. To learn more about our newest 16 MW data center, Silicon Valley, SV1 click here.
SV1's data vaults are complete and move in ready.
The load banks at SV1 have been turned on acting as stand in servers testing full load. Once each individual component is tested they are run all at one time. Once the test is complete, the load banks are rolled out of the facility and the vault is ready for final completion.
Our NTT logo has been added to the exterior of the SV1 data center campus. The data center is getting closer and closer to completion each day. The final details are being added to be completed by April 1.
Electrical gear is currently being installed. Electrical gear is fed by the electrical modules which are powered by the utility provider.
The generators are being installed on site. They are used to power the facility in the event of an outage.
The generator is being placed on the pad.
Concrete Massonary Unit Wall (CMU) in place. The gap in the 3-story steel paneling is for access to place the pre-manufactured generators inside and to be sealed once in place.
Level one and two concrete placement complete.
The team is adding Sprayed Fire- Resistant Material (SFRM) a spray on layer of fireproofing that contains gypsum and other materials like mineral wool, quartz, perlite, or vermiculite to the lower level of the building. The spray helps to delay or prevent the failure of steel by thermally insulating the structural members to keep them below the temperatures that cause failure in the event of a fire.
The team has built the second, third, and fourth floor topping the building off. 16 MW of IT power will be distributed throughout the 160,000 sq. ft. facility.
The team is in the process of installing the building's steel framing. The steel is anchored to the cement flooring that sits on top of the base isolators.
The final section of the base isolation system's triple bearing base isolators have been installed. Listen to Anoop Mokah, Vice President of Earthquake Protection Systems detail how the triple bearing base isolators operate in the event of an earthquake. To learn more about how the base isolation system works read the following article Taking Earthquake Protection to the Next Level in Data Centers by Bob Woolley our Sr. Vice President of Operations.
The first section of the base isolation system has been installed at our Silicon Valley SV1 Data Center. The isolators are a very important piece to the state-of-the-art base isolation system, it works to protect the building during an earthquake by following the movement of the earth preventing the building itself from moving. The isolators move 3 meters in any direction to help keep the building in place. There is a greater chance that the building will stay operational after a seismic event when built with isolators.
We have purchased land and have begun developing a new world-class, 16 megawatt data center “Silicon Valley SV1 Data Center” in Santa Clara, the heart of the tech capital of the world.With a total of 160,000 sq. ft. and 16MW of critical IT power, SV1 is an ideal choice for companies needing data center capacity in this top market where new inventory sells quickly. This facility is the first in Santa Clara to use an earthquake-resistant design featuring an innovative base isolation system. Our campus will also include 100 percent green energy capabilities.