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Four of the 60+ CenturyLink global data centres are situated in Santa Clara, a vibrant technology hub near San Francisco.

The semiconductor chip has created almost 20x growth in this region over the past few decades. The Santa Clara data centres supply the space, network, and security that enable such growth and global reach.

Offering more than 486,000 sq/ft of combined colocation space, the four cutting-edge Santa Clara data centres meet ISO certifications and are Zone IV seismic compliant. Data within each colocation centre is protected by rigorous fire detection and suppression methods, as well as multi-level physical and biometric security measures. Layer 2 switched infrastructure extends multiple services via single cross-connects for network, hosting, and storage, keeping data moving and powering innovation.

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SC4: Santa Clara, CA

Space: 167,932 sf   Power: 8 MW

Tech Specs

SC4: Santa Clara     Space: 167,932 sf     Power: 8 MW

Real Estate Summary

  • Located near San Jose and San Francisco International Airports; 10 minutes from San Jose, 35 minutes from San Francisco, CA
  • Two story building
  • Total building interior (sf) = 167,932
  • Raised floor (inches) = 12

Electrical Summary

  • Santa Clara provides power feeds
  • Power density minimum (W/sf) = 150
  • Generator configuration = N + 1
  • Total Power Capacity = 8 MW
  • Minimum two fuel replenishing company

Fire Detection and Suppression Summary

  • VESDA provides early warning detection
  • Pre-Action system utilizes two detection methods; one ionized and one photo electric detector interlocked with the dry pipe sprinkler system

Mechanical Summary

  • Cooling system configuration = N +1
  • CenturyLink manages temperature and humidity to strict ASHRAE standard

SC5: Santa Clara, CA

Space: 103,940 sf   Power: 8 MW

Tech Specs

SC5: Santa Clara     Space: 103,940 sf     Power: 8 MW

Real Estate Summary

  • Located near San Jose and San Francisco International Airports; 10 minutes from San Jose, 35 minutes from San Francisco, CA
  • One story building
  • Total building interior (sf) = 103,940
  • Raised floor (inches) = 18

Electrical Summary

  • Santa Clara provides power feeds
  • Power density minimum (W/sf) = 150
  • Generator configuration = N + 1
  • Total Power Capacity = 8 MW
  • Minimum one fuel replenishing companies

Fire Detection and Suppression Summary

  • VESDA provides early warning detection
  • Pre-Action system utilizes two detection methods; one ionized and one photo electric detector interlocked with the dry pipe sprinkler system

Mechanical Summary

  • Cooling system configuration = N + 1
  • CenturyLink manages temperature and humidity to strict ASHRAE standard

SC8: Santa Clara, CA

Space: 90,139 sf   Power: 10 MW

Tech Specs

SC8: Santa Clara     Space: 90,139 sf     Power: 10 MW

Real Estate Summary

  • Located near San Jose Airport; 10 minutes from San Jose, CA
  • One story building
  • Total building interior (sf) = 90,139
  • Raised floor (inches) = 30 

Electrical Summary

  • Santa Clara provides power feeds
  • Power density minimum(W/sf) = 150
  • Generator configuration = N + 1
  • Total Power Capacity = 10 MW
  • Minimum one fuel replenishing companies 

Fire Detection and Suppression Summary

  • VESDA provides early warning detection
  •  Pre-Action system utilizes two detection methods; one ionized and one photo electric detector interlocked with the dry pipe sprinkler system

Mechanical Summary

  • Cooling system configuration = N + 1
  • CenturyLink manages temperature and humidity to strict ASHRAE standard 

SC9: Santa Clara, CA 

Space: 124,383 sf   Power: 10 MW

Tech Specs

SC9: Santa Clara     Space: 124,383 sf     Power: 10 MW

Real Estate Summary

  • Located near San Jose Airport; 10 minutes from San Jose, CA
  • One story building
  • Total building interior (sf) = 124,383
  • Raised floor (inches) = 36 

Electrical Summary

  • Santa Clara provides power feeds
  • Power density minimum (W/sf) = 150
  • Generator configuration = N + 1
  • Total Power Capacity = 10 MW
  • Minimum one fuel replenishing companies

Fire Detection and Suppression Summary

  • VESDA provides early warning detection
  • Pre-Action system utilizes two detection methods; one ionized and one photo electric detector interlocked with the dry pipe sprinkler system

Mechanical Summary

  • Cooling system configuration = N + 1
  • CenturyLink manages temperature and humidity to strict ASHRAE standard

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