Amazon is building a new data center in California

Amazon appears to be planning to further expand its data center footprint in the United States to meet growing demand for cloud computing services.

Based on a new proposal (PDF) submitted to the city of Gilroy in Santa Clara County, California, the cloud computing giant plans to build a new site that will eventually house two data center buildings.

According to a new report from The register.

Amazon also announced last month that it would spend £1.8 billion ($2.36 billion) over the next two years to expand its data centers in the UK. Meanwhile, Google recently announced its own plan to invest $9.5 billion in office and data center infrastructure projects in the United States this year.

Gilroy Data Center Installation

Amazon’s new Gilroy Data Center (GDC) facility in California will be built in two phases if given the green light by the City of Gilroy.

The company expects the first phase, which will consist of a single-story data center building, on-site substation, security building and battery energy storage system, to be operational by ‘by 2023. The second phase will involve the creation of another 218,000 square foot single-story data center building and it is expected to be constructed within four to seven years of the completion of the first phase depending on the customer demand.

While the phase one data center will use diesel-powered backup generators, Amazon intends to use alternative backup generation technologies for its phase two data center. One reason for that is because the company’s new facility will be located on farmland just outside of Gilroy that it purchased in 2020 for $31.3 million.

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However, based on local media reports, the City of Gilroy is in the process of soliciting bids from outside consultants in an effort to determine the potential environmental impact of installing Amazon’s Gilroy data center before approving the project. project.

We’ll likely hear more from Amazon if and when its new Gilroy Data Center facility is approved and moves into the construction phase.

Through the register

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