Switch has opened the doors on its Citadel Campus outside Reno, Nevada, bringing online a data center behemoth that spans 1.3 million square feet of space. The new facility, dubbed Tahoe Reno 1, is the largest colocation facility ever built, and is supported by up to 130 megawatts of renewable power.
The first data center is a down payment on an even larger vision for the Citadel Campus. Switch says it intends to build up to 7.2 million square feet of IT capacity at the Tahoe Reno Industrial Center, with a total power capacity of 650 megawatts. That would easily make it the world’s largest data center campus, a distinction Switch already owns with its primary site in Las Vegas.
The Citadel Campus is the new frontier of the mega-scale cloud campus, featuring massive data centers powered entirely by renewable energy. It is the latest sign of the way that cloud computing is reshaping America’s Internet infrastructure, focusing IT capacity in energy-efficient hubs that can deploy cutting -edge strategies in data center design and energy procurement.
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