Santa Clara Data Center

Coming in early 2021, CyrusOne’s Santa Clara Data Center will be purpose-built, and will offer industry-leading efficiencies, the latest cooling technology, uniquely low PUE’s and multilayer security.

2600 De La Cruz Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Santa Clara – Highlights

  • Overview
  • Sustainability

  • Acreage for the site: 14.9 Acres
  •  Gross Building Area: 703,450 total sq. ft.
  • Number of stories: 4
  • Total MW: 67.5 MW IT
  • Number of Data Halls: 11
  • Total Data Hall Area (including Mech Galleries): 375,800 sq. ft.
  • Total Data Hall Area (without Mech Galleries): 288,900 sq. ft.
  • Total Office Area: 67,600 sq. ft.
  • Building Height: 85 ft.

  • Santa Clara Water-free Cooling: California’s green building code (Title 24 or CalGreen) has some of the most stringent energy efficiency requirements in the world. Many data centers meet these energy efficiency requirements by evaporating water, which is “invisible” to the energy calculations. When we started planning our new facilities in Santa Clara, California, we knew we needed a different approach. We combined return air coolers with economizing air-cooled chillers as well as variable speed pumps and drives to achieve a highly efficient design PUE of 1.23 and WUE of under 0.1 (based on projections of facility maintenance, landscaping, and domestic water). By integrating water efficient technology into our Santa Clara facility design, we reduce stress on the local water resources, leaving more water for use by the surrounding communities as well as the local environment.
  • CyrusOne Zero Water Consumption Cooling: No water is consumed to cool this facility (such as water towers or evaporative cooling).  Minimal amounts of water are used for humidification and facility maintenance. This facility uses highly efficient chillers, variable frequency drives, and energy-efficient fan wall CRAH units to achieve high efficiency air-cooled chilling.  Based on a U.S. Dept of Energy estimate, an average U.S. data center of the same capacity typically consumes over 11 million gallons of water per month for cooling.
  • Regional Water Stress: The Santa Clara area currently has sufficient water supply, but that is projected to change drastically in the next decade.  By 2030, the region is projected to experience extremely high water stress. Unlike many other data centers, CyrusOne’s Santa Clara campus will not use water for cooling and will therefore be insulated from this regional water risk, both current and future.
Water Risk and Use Now 2030 Projection 2040 Projection
Regional Water Stress Low Extremely High Extremely High
CyrusOne Water Use Zero Consumption Zero Consumption Zero Consumption

(Risk assessment and projections based on WRI Aqueduct Tool)

  • Regional Grid Greenhouse Gases: How much greenhouse gas does this facility’s local electrical grid emit while generating electricity?  (Useful for Location-based greenhouse gas reporting)
Greenhouse Gases 2004 2007 2012 2016 2018
MTCO2/MWh 0.399 0.309 0.295 0.239 0.225

The carbon-intensity of the grid has improved about 2.9% points per year over the last 14 years of published data.  Reported by the US EPA eGRID for the WECC California subregion (CAMX).

  • Regional Grid Renewables: What percentage of this facility’s local electrical grid is from renewable sources (wind, solar, biomass, hydro, and geothermal)?
Grid Renewables 2004 2007 2012 2016 2018
Percent from renewable sources 24.9% 21.6% 25.9% 36.7% 40.2%

This has been increasing about 1% points per year over the last 14 years of published data.  Based on US EPA eGRID data for the WECC California subregion (CAMX).

The Nation’s First National Internet Exchange

With CyrusOne’s National IX, customers can configure a virtual on-net platform from a multitude of carriers and providers, allowing optimal flexibility and interconnection with anyone at any connected facility and to the cloud – at no additional cost.

As part of CyrusOne’s National IX platform, this Santa Clara data center provides interconnection to other CyrusOne data centers.