Even though the first phase is still under construction, Meta Platforms Inc. (Nasdaq: FB), the parent company of Facebook, announced Wednesday that it is expanding the scope of its data center project in Mesa. In the summer of 2021 — under the pseudonym Redale LLC — Meta acquired 396 acres in Mesa on the southeast corner of Elliot and Ellsworth Roads for $123.2 million where it said it would build a $800 million data center. The first phase, which includes two buildings, is already under construction.
Involta, an industry-leading hybrid IT, cloud computing, and data center services company, is pleased to announce Tier 1 internet service provider Cogent Communications has deployed a new Point of Presence (PoP) in the company’s Tucson data center. The new PoP adds to this high-performance facility’s connectivity options providing leading Tucson healthcare, manufacturing and financial services organizations access to one of the top five backbone networks in the world.
For the last 15 years, Involta has brought reliable and secure IT solutions to clients nationwide through innovative hybrid IT services. Hear from Jim Buie, President of Involta, about their commitment to both clients and local communities — delivering personalized IT solutions to healthcare, manufacturing and the financial sectors.
Pittsburgh-based Expedient opened its first Phoenix data center Tuesday, a 45,000-square-foot, 2.4-megawatt data center that had been formerly operated by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. Blue Cross Blue Shield will continue to be the anchor tenant at the data center, Bryan Smith, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Expedient, said.
Sustainable finance is part of a greener bottom line for the data center industry, as leading players align their capital with their focus on sustainability.
Aligned has taken a big step into that future, arranging $1.75 billion in sustainable financing to expand its digital infrastructure business. The package includes $1.35 billion in securitized notes that qualify as sustainable loans, which Aligned says is the first such funding in the data center industry, as well as $375 million in a new sustainability-linked loan (SLL).
Forced Physics Data Center Technology is celebrating the first installation of the new Edgeility System. Cooled with proprietary JouleForce® Technology, this micro data center provides the thermal solution the industry needs for Edge and on premise distributed compute. This positions Forced Physics DCT to serve markets previously limited by other cooling solutions.