NTT announced that its Global Data Centers Americas division has opened a new 16 megawatts (MW) Silicon Valley Data Center (SV1) – the latest addition to a rapidly growing portfolio across North America. 

SV1 is NTT’s first data center in the US to feature a seismic isolation design, sixth US data center campus, and third data center opening this year. This follows the grand opening of new campuses in Chicago, Illinois, and Hillsboro, Oregon in February.

Executive Vice President for NTT’s Global Data Centers division, Ryuichi Matsuo said, “The Silicon Valley SV1 Data Center reinforces our investment in the U.S. data center market and commitment to growth for our clients. With NTT’s flexible, scalable, secure infrastructure and full-stack services, SV1 will accommodate the needs of a variety of clients, helping them achieve their business objectives. Clients today are looking for a growing, worldwide data center provider, and this adds one more to NTT’s global data center portfolio that spans more than 20 countries and regions, including our five other U.S. campuses.” 

Given Silicon Valley’s placement between two major faults, SV1 is designed with earthquake protection in mind. The data center construction utilizes the most advanced base isolation system, proven to reduce shocks from major earthquakes. The building incorporates a combination of triple-friction pendulum pedestals and viscous dampers that dissipate energy and reduce building displacement by allowing the structure and all connections to move up to 32 inches in any horizontal direction during an earthquake. With this system, the structure undergoes 60% less motion than a non-isolated, fixed building. 

VP of Construction and Design for the Global Data Centers Americas division of NTT Ltd., Brittany Miller said: “All providers in the Santa Clara region build data centers to withstand earthquakes, but our base isolation design goes a step further. Not only does it protect the physical four-story building, but it also protects the mission-critical IT equipment and infrastructure inside the building from strong earthquakes. This system has been proven to work in several data centers in Japan, which is known for having severe earthquakes, and we wanted to add that extra peace of mind for our clients in Silicon Valley.” 

The four-story data center features 64,000 square feet of data floor space with customizable high-density vaults to support the demands of organizations of all sizes. Multiple Meet-Me-Rooms allow for network diversity and resiliency, and NTT’s dedicated on-site substation will help reduce potential downtime.  

In addition, SV1 offers plenty of on-site amenities, including business-ready conference rooms, a break room with a dedicated lounge and kitchen area, eight hoteling stations with ergonomic workstations and Wi-Fi, and on-site parking with 40 spaces and electric car charging stations. 

CEO for the Global Data Centers Americas division of NTT Doug Adams added: “We are excited to open this new data center in the highly sought-after Silicon Valley market as it represents the next step in our strategic expansion to all key U.S. markets. We’re continuing to put our clients at the center by meeting them where they want to be – in this case in the tech capital of the world – and evaluating options for future expansion.”  

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