Apr 1, 2019

Phoenix Data Center Market Overview

Ryan Hunt, Director of Content & Communications

Phoenix, Arizona’s data center market is among the fastest growing in the country, and favorable conditions indicate the boom will not slow down anytime soon.

The Phoenix metro area is only the 11th largest in the U.S. by population but is ranked No. 2 for data center power absorption, according to recent research from JLL, trailing only the hyperscale haven of Northern Virginia. In total, Phoenix has more than 1.6 million square feet of commissioned data center space.

There are multiple factors driving high demand for Phoenix data centers. The city is an increasingly popular destination for California-based companies looking for lower rates on power and real estate. Supply constraints in the Santa Clara, California market are also driving enterprises to seek out alternatives—and Phoenix is picking up the slack.

The nighttime desert climate of Phoenix enables efficient cooling, significantly increasing the power usage effectiveness (PUE) of data centers in Arizona. What’s more, the state of Arizona has capitalized on the favorable climate by offering multiyear incentives for data center investment and operations. Finally, the region faces low risk of natural disasters, making it an attractive location for disaster recovery sites.

All of these factors contribute to why we consider Phoenix among the most important of our 21 strategically located global metros. Currently, we operate in five Phoenix data centers, including our newest Flagship facility.

Considering Phoenix colocation, network or cloud solutions? There are several reasons why we’re confident you’ll call INAP your future Phoenix data centers partner.

High-Density Colocation at INAP’s Newest Flagship Phoenix Data Center

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Located in the southeast sector of the Phoenix metro, INAP’s Chandler, Arizona, data center facility at 2500 W Frye Rd, is the most recent Tier 3-design data center to enter our portfolio of Flagships.

The Phoenix data center significantly expands INAP’s Arizona footprint, adding approximately 200,000 gross square feet with up to 18 MW of highly redundant critical power capacity. Additional Phoenix data center specs include:

  • High Power Density: 20 kW per rack and up
  • On-Premise Substation: Commercial power delivery on-site for high availability
  • Available Cooling: 1k tons
  • Perimeter Security: K4 security fence with monitored gates
  • 36” Raised Floor: 56k square feet
  • Critical UPS Power: 5+ MW
  • Connectivity: Carrier-neutral Phoenix data center facility with diverse fiber entry

The Phoenix data center is ideal for large-scale or wholesale colocation deployments. INAP offers custom-built private data center suites and cages, suitable for deployments with exacting requirements. The Flagship Phoenix data center is open for business in Q2 2019. We invite you to schedule a tour of this state-of-the-art space, or any of our other data centers in Arizona. 

INAP Performance IP + Phoenix = Ultra-Low Latency Network Performance   

The high demand for data center solutions in Phoenix means plenty of providers can help you check the requisite Tier-3 data center boxes. But there’s one thing others can’t offer: INAP Performance IP. This proprietary IP service routes tenants’ outbound traffic along the fastest path, providing the lowest latency possible. Every day, INAP’s Performance IP platform executes approximately 15 million route optimizations at our Phoenix data center locations alone. Learn more about how it works below or test it for yourself:

Connect to INAP’s Scalable, High-Capacity Backbone

Each of INAP’s Phoenix data center locations is connected to our high-capacity private fiber backbone, which links customer environments around the globe. In Phoenix, single points of failure are eliminated by a newly lit dark fiber ring, accessible via our Metro Connect service. With direct backbone connectivity to Los Angeles and Dallas, the high availability fiber rings ensure multiple points of egress for your traffic.

Phoenix: The Ideal Location for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS)

INAP operates high-performance cloud services—including INAP Disaster Recovery as a Service—at our turnkey Phoenix data center. As a location with a supremely low risk of natural disasters like earthquakes, wildfires or tornadoes, Phoenix is an increasingly popular location for disaster recovery failover sites. What’s more, advancements in cloud hosting and replication make a second data center site for critical systems attainable even for small and mid-size businesses.

Built on our VMware-powered Private Cloud solution, INAP DRaaS offers the service flexibility and expertise required for the most stringent of recovery objectives. Read more about our DRaaS service or get a quote today.

To learn more about our data centers in Arizona visit our Phoenix data centers page.

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Ryan Hunt

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