We are excited to announce today a significant expansion to the capacity of its San Jose data center (SV7). The SV7 expansion was driven by demand for VPLS’s bare metal servers brand, Krypt.com, which offers direct connections with a capacity of over 200 Gbps to China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile International.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, the facility offers colocation, managed services, private and hybrid cloud, dedicated hosting, and network and security services to fast-growing start-ups and enterprises in Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area. The additional capacity in the San Jose data center was achieved through an upgrade of the cooling systems, which unlocked an additional 250 KW of IT load. Replacing the aging mechanical equipment also benefitted the facility by lowering the site’s overall PUE from 2.1 to 1.35 on an annualized basis.
VPLS currently has over 600 servers in the San Jose data center with an additional 400 servers to be added over the next quarter, bringing the total number of servers in its network to over 10,000 and over 90,000 VPS under management. The IP network capacity at SV7 has also increased from 205 Gbps to more than 415 Gbps of dedicated capacity. The additional bandwidth at SV7 is a key advantage for companies looking for increased connectivity: SV7 offers direct fiber link to major carrier hotels in Silicon Valley with over 200 Gbps of peering capacity, as well as direct connections to key carriers in China, resulting in the lowest latency to Asia from the continental US.
“Krypt.com from VPLS is an increasingly popular choice for companies looking for flexible and reliable bare metal or cloud servers. Our team has been able to meet this growing demand by quickly expanding capacity at our most strategic facilities, like SV7, all while controlling the underlying costs. With this expansion, current and prospective customers will benefit from our world-class facilities, portfolio of complementary services, and extended low-latency access to other digital infrastructure options,” says Mohamed Arab, VP of Cloud and Managed Services at VPLS
The next stage of expansion for the San Jose facility will be an electrical upgrade of 1.5 MW and a corresponding IT load expansion that will be online in Q4 of 2022. Combined with the data center’s myriad of network carriers and partners, the capacity expansion at SV7 provides a robust option for many companies seeking a reliable and flexible interconnection between key global and regional markets. For the past 10 years, the SV7 facility has provided uninterrupted, 100% uptime to customers seeking colocation, managed services, and hosting solutions. SV7 also offers low latency connectivity to major cloud providers such as AWS and Azure.