Sunday, October 22, 2017

IO gets go ahead for three-story $500m data centre

Renewable energy to power large campus expansion in one of the world’s hottest data centre destinations.

IO has been given permission to expand its data centre campus in Phoenix, Arizona, in an investment tipped to reach $500m.

According to the Phoenix Business Journal, the approval concerns a three-story building.

The Phoenix City Council has agreed to invest $359,000 in infrastructure improvements on the site near Van Buren, before IO breaks ground on the expansion.

The expansion will see IO add more than 600 modules to its data centre campus in Phoenix, which currently includes ten data centre buildings in an investment that has topped $200m over the year.

Rick Crutchley, COO of IO, said: “IO looks forward to working with the city of Phoenix and other relevant partners as we make considerable investments in our economy and in our community.”