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Overview The San Francisco Bay Area, and its neighboring cities in Silicon Valley, forms the largest data center hub in the West. The market is somewhat divided geographically:
Supply Although there is some crossover between them, especially in Fremont/Newark (between Oakland and Santa Clara), firms in San Francisco typically do not seek to colocate in Silicon Valley, and viceversa. The two markets differ in their product mix, as well. For example, San Francisco has very little wholesale space. Most of the data centers here are retailoriented and fairly full, with only small contiguous spaces available. Demand for colocation continues to be strong, particularly for higherdensity space in downtown San Francisco, as supply remains constricted.
Silicon Valley, by contrast, has large amounts of wholesale space, as well as colocation and hosting centers, with around 30 wholesale facilities totaling two million square feet. Many of these are singletenant facilities and space is available in very large blocks on short notice. In addition, the majority of data centers in Silicon Valley are in Santa Clara. The city has its own power company, with the lowest rates in the Bay Area. Santa Clara has also been willing to grant permits for data center construction, unlike cities such as Palo Alto. This may not last for long, however, as the city is starting to get pushback from the state on its residential/business mix.
The biggest supply driver for 2013 has been Facebook. The firm has consolidated much of its equipment into purposebuilt data centers and will likely sublease the space/power that it has in various facilities in Silicon Valley. This has essentially brought a large supply of data center space to market, which has depressed prices, particularly for retail space.
COLOTRAQ’s value add is simple: we know our facilities, markets, and business, and we use this expertise to save you money, time, and effort. 500 providers (with close to 3,000 data centers throughout the globe) are waiting to bid for your business, whether you’re reaching capacity in your existing data center, looking to relocate or consolidate your data centers, or are searching for a lower cost provider.
Furthermore, we employ data center sourcing consultants who have extensive market and facility knowledge; and we work directly with our data center providers, review your requirements, and get you competitive proposals. We also do not own, operate, or work for any data center providers, which makes us completely independent and neutral. This is particularly important because it promotes fair competition and ensures our clients get the best data center provider based on their requirements, at the best price, not on quotas.
We work with all of the commercial data centers in the San Francisco market so we can help you regardless of what phase your project is in. Get started today by clicking the button. Give us a try; you will be glad you did!