In a sign of strengthening demand for water-cooled racks, high-density hosting specialist Colovore has fully pre-leased a 2 megawatt expansion phase of its data center in Santa Clara, Calif., the company announced this week. Colovore will deliver the new data hall in the fourth quarter of this year, and is now starting work on Phase 3, which will provide another 2 megawatts of IT capacity.
The strong leasing at Colovore is the latest sign that new technologies are driving higher rack power densities in the data center. Both the second and third phases of Colovore’s facility will support 35kW of critical load per cabinet.
“We are clearly seeing increasing rollout of power-hungry, dense server platforms supporting a number of fast-growing applications,” stated Sean Holzknecht, President and Co-Founder of Colovore. “Artificial intelligence, Big Data, self-driving cars, and the Internet of Things are exploding, and data centers need different engineering standards and capabilities to support the powerful underlying IT infrastructure. That is our specialty at Colovore.”
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