Exciting news out of Sacramento! Prime Data Centers, a wholesale data center developer and operator for large enterprises and hyper-scalers, has signed an 8MW build-to-suit lease with a global tech leader at Prime’s new McClellan Park campus in sunny Sacramento. The tenant, a publicly traded brand based in the San Francisco Bay Area, worked with Prime to complete a turnkey design enabling an increase of more than 30% to the site’s original 6MW design.
The customer, which serves millions of users and leading brands worldwide, selected Prime’s Sacramento facility due to its location and unique tax and power advantages. As a registered California Qualified Opportunity Zone and economic development site, Prime’s McClellan Park data center presented an array of benefits to the client, including substantial state sales tax incentives. From an energy savings standpoint, the facility can reduce power costs by up to 30% compared to other markets, with power delivered from one of the most reliable and sustainable utility providers in the nation, the Sacramento Municipal Utilities District (SMUD).
“The tenant’s decision to deploy this critical capacity in Sacramento speaks volumes to both the economic and geographical advantages of our McClellan Park campus. Power and land costs are a fraction of the San Francisco Bay Area, with robust connectivity and a highly-skilled workforce. In addition, Prime had the foresight to plan for an 8MW design should the opportunity present itself. This particular tenant saw that planning as a significant advantage. We look forward to supporting this customer and welcome them into our facility,” said Jeff Barber, EVP Sales and Marketing, Prime Data Centers.
Located outside the San Francisco Bay Area earthquake and flood zones, the data center is ideal for primary storage and compute operations and delivers resilient disaster recovery and backup targets. Moreover, its proximity to critical markets without the significant seismic risk and expense profile minimizes latency associated with data transmission, vital for Prime’s new tenant.
At a time when an increase in data center capacity is skyrocketing, Prime’s Sacramento data center offers a pre-positioned 50MW of capacity at the facility’s dedicated substation. With capacity ready to deploy, enterprises and partners can benefit from this unique power advantage.
This lease agreement comes just months after the company announced the development of a 9MW Silicon Valley data center and is the first of six planned facilities at Prime’s Sacramento campus. Prime also has additional strategic locations across California and has plans to expand its footprint globally in the near future.