QUINCY — A California data-center developer announced Wednesday that it’s bought 63 acres for up to nearly half-a-million square feet of computing space.
First tenant? An industry analyst speculated that it could be Boeing.
Vantage Data Centers will build a three-phase data center Quincy campus that includes an initial server farm of 133,000 square feet. Groundbreaking will take place in October with completion in August 2012.
Additional phases will include a 105,000-square-foot enterprise technology center that combines office and data center space and, later, a 235,000-square-foot expansion for extra computing space.
The company joins other tech-industry leaders such as Yahoo, Intuit, Microsoft, Sabey and Dell in locating centers in Quincy because of cheap power, cheap land and a mild climate. Vantage currently has a similar facility under construction in Santa Clara, Calif.
The Quincy project could aim Vantage towards becoming a direct competitor of the Sabey Corp., which attracts high-tech tenants to fill its data center spaces. The new center would now position Vantage to compete head-to-head with Sabey’s project — Intergate.Quincy — already under construction.
TechFlash, a leading industry watchdog and website, reported Wednesday that the first phase of Vantage’s project has been fully rented and speculated the anchor tenant would be Boeing.
Writing on the website, analyst Anthony James said Vantage touted the tenant as a Fortune 50 manufacturing and technology company. Boeing makes sense as a tenant, wrote James, because it’s one of the few Fortune 50 companies that fits the manufacturing-technology profile.
“Our Quincy facilities will surpass all expectations of today’s data centers,” said Vantage CEO Jim Trout. “Our customers will now be provided with global options for connectivity, network resources and clean and green power.”
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