Some things do bloom in the desert. In this case, it’s a sparkling new Phoenix data center. Stream Data Centers commissioned the first phase of its newly constructed 40.5 Megawatt, 418,000 SF data center facility in Goodyear, Arizona, just outside of Phoenix. The new multi-tenant campus is now the largest in the region.
The facility development project began in February 2019 and was connected in July 2020 when Cox Business pulled its backbone fiber network into the Goodyear Campus. As a result, the facility offers Stream’s customers access to the full suite of Cox Business connectivity, security, video, voice, managed services and cloud offerings. Located just twenty-four miles from the Sky Harbor International Airport, Stream’s freshly commissioned hyperscale campus offers excellent accessibility.
It also offers affordability. The new Stream facility features a dedicated 350 MW Arizona Public Service Electric Company (APS) substation onsite, meaning Stream partners can access a highly competitive utility rate. Additionally, the Goodyear area is particularly attractive to data center developers and end-users because of a state tax incentive structure meant to encourage data center growth. On large deployments, tenants can sometimes spend several hundred million dollars in IT equipment and infrastructure. Under the Arizona State Computer Data Center Program, the total costs of a tenant’s colocation can be reduced considerably, maybe even by millions of dollars. Here’s what Rob Kennedy, Stream’s Co-Managing Partner, has to say: “Data center-friendly markets like Goodyear give our customers access to favorable tax incentives, highly skilled workforces and stable operating environments where they can deploy with confidence.”
Although the greater Phoenix area is known for its warm daylight, for Stream and their new data center facility, the sun is just starting to shine. Quickly emerging as one of the most important connectivity markets in North America, the Valley of the Sun is among the top ten data centers markets for multi-tenant facilities in the country, with dozens in the greater metropolitan area.
To read the full release and watch a video of Stream’s development, click here.