Jan 16, 2020

Silicon Valley Data Center Market Overview

Laura Vietmeyer, Managing Editor

As the preeminent technology hub of the U.S., it should come as no surprise that the data center market in Silicon Valley is among the largest in the country, and it’s only growing. New space is slated to come online over the next few years, driven by (and in some ways dependent on) the technology sector. Other industries that drive demand in this market include mobility, IoT, financial technology and bioscience.

Santa Clara specifically houses the majority of data centers in this market and is appealing to providers and users for its relatively low electricity costs. And despite the premium on real estate in the region, as well as the fact that the region is prone to earthquakes, proximity to corporations and end users makes the Silicon Valley market a key location for many companies, driving continued growth.

Considering Silicon Valley for a colocationnetwork or cloud solution? There are several reasons why we’re confident you’ll call INAP your future partner in this competitive market.

INAP’s Santa Clara Flagship Data Center

INAP has seven data centers and points of presence in Silicon Valley, and an additional three locations in the Bay Area and Sacramento. The Silicon Valley flagship facility is located in Santa Clara at 2151 Mission College Blvd. The 75,000 square-foot data center is designed with Tier 3 compliant attributes and offers 10 MW of utility power.

The flagship, as well as INAP’s other data center locations and POPs in this market, provide a backbone connection to Seattle, Chicago, Los Angeles and Dallas through our high-capacity private network. INAP’s Connectivity Solutions product suite provides high availability and scalable connectivity services across our global network, allowing customers to build the high-performance network their applications and users demand. Paired with Performance IP®, INAP’s patented route optimization software, customers in our Santa Clara flagship get the application availability and performance their customers demand.

Here are the average latency benchmarks on the backbone connection from Santa Clara:

  • Seattle: 19.0 ms
  • Chicago: 51.0 ms
  • Los Angeles: 9.3 ms
  • Dallas: 39.7 ms

Download the spec sheet on our Silicon Valley data centers and POPs here [PDF].

The flagship includes the following features:

  • Power and Space: 24-inch raised floors, high-density configurations, including cages, cabinets and suites
  • Facilities: Break rooms, meeting rooms, onsite engineers with remote hands, 24/7/365 NOC
  • Energy Efficient Cooling: 1,200 tons of cooling capacity and N+1 with concurrent maintainability
  • Security: Key card access with secondary biometric authentication, video surveillance with a minimum of 90 days video retention, 24/7/365 onsite personnel
  • Network: Performance IP® mix (AT&T, Cogent, Silicon Valley Power (Dark Fiber), Zayo, CenturyLink, Level 3, XO Communications, Comcast) for patented traffic route optimization, geographic redundancy and Metro Connect fiber that enables highly available connectivity within the region via our ethernet rings
  • Compliance: PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOC 2 Type II, LEED, Green Globes and ENERGY STAR, independent audits

Download the spec sheet on our Santa Clara Flagship data center here [PDF].

Gain Reliability, Connectivity and Speed with INAP Performance IP®

In a market that requires low latency and high availability for some of the world’s most trafficked applications and websites, INAP’s Performance IP® is a game changer. Our patented route optimization engine makes a daily average of 500 million optimizations per POP. It automatically puts your outbound traffic on the best-performing, lowest-latency route. Learn more about Performance IP® by checking out the video below or test out the solution for yourself by running a destination test from our flagship Santa Clara data center.

Spend Portability Appeals for Future-Proofing Infrastructure

Organizations need the ability to be agile as their needs change. With INAP Interchange, INAP Silicon Valley data center customers need not worry about getting locked into a long-term infrastructure solution that might not be the right fit years down the road.

Colocation, Bare Metal and Private Cloud solutions are eligible for Interchange. The program allows customers to exchange infrastructure environments a year (or later) into their contract so that they can focus on current-state IT needs while knowing they will be able to adapt for future-state realities. For example, should you choose a solution in a data center in the Silicon Valley, but find over time that you need to be closer to a user base in Phoenix, you can easily make the shift.

You can learn more about the INAP Interchange by downloading the FAQ.

Explore HorizonIQ
Bare Metal


About Author

Laura Vietmeyer

Managing Editor

Read More