The Switch SUPERNAP campus in Las Vegas has it all: massive scale, impressive connectivity, extreme density, technology innovation, distinctive design and a powerful convergence of cloud computing companies.
That’s why the three huge data center buildings on the main SUPERNAP campus have attracted a critical mass of more than 1,000 customers, including 120 cloud and managed service specialists and 50 telecom providers.
Switch has built upon its sweet spot in Vegas, where it now houses 1.4 million square feet of mission-critical space across SUPERNAPS 7, 8 and 9. At full build-out, the Vegas campus will support 280 megawatts of IT capacity.
It is an example of how the cloud campus is enabling powerful Internet growth in multi-tenant data centers as well as hyperscale facilities. Cloud campuses are multi-building data center developments offer economies of scale, enabling companies to rapidly add server capacity and electric power as more workloads shift from in-house IT rooms into these massive server farms. Although the concept was popularized by companies like Google and Facebook that have built huge data hubs in rural areas, the cloud campus can also thrive in Las Vegas, where Switch is playing a leading role in establishing the benefits of scale and density.
Now Switch is ready to bring the SUPERNAP model to new markets. Earlier this year Switch announced an expansion in Reno, were it has begun construction on a 1.2 million square foot data center building that will serve as the anchor for an even larger multi-building campus. Meanwhile, SUPERNAP International has announced the first step in its global expansion with a data center project in Milan, Italy.