NTT has opened a new data center in Santa Clara, California.

The four-story Silicon Valley Data Center (SV1) features 64,000 sq ft (5,900sqm) of usable floor space and 16MW of capacity with a dedicated on-site substation.

“The Silicon Valley SV1 Data Center reinforces our investment in the US data center market and commitment to growth for our clients,” said Ryuichi Matsuo, Executive Vice President for NTT’s Global Data Centers division. “With NTT’s flexible, scalable, secure infrastructure and full-stack services, SV1 will accommodate the needs of a variety of clients, helping them achieve their business objectives.”

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NTT's seismic data center

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The new facility utilizes a new seismic isolation design to reduce shocks from major earthquakes. The company claims the triple-friction pendulum pedestals and viscous dampers dissipate energy and reduce building displacement by allowing the structure and all connections to move up to 32 inches in any horizontal direction during an earthquake. With this system, the structure undergoes 60 percent less motion than a non-isolated, fixed building.

“All providers in the Santa Clara region build data centers to withstand earthquakes, but our base isolation design goes a step further. Not only does it protect the physical four-story building, but it also protects the mission-critical IT equipment and infrastructure inside the building from strong earthquakes,” said NTT’s VP of Construction and Design for the Global Data Centers Americas division, Brittany Miller. “This system has been proven to work in several data centers in Japan, which is known for having severe earthquakes, and we wanted to add that extra peace of mind for our clients in Silicon Valley.”

SV1 is NTT’s sixth data center campus US and third data center opening this year, following campuses in Chicago, Illinois, and Hillsboro, Oregon. The company is also expanding its Ashburn, Virginia campus with VA5 facility due to open later in the year. The company also has three data centers on its nearby Sacramento, California campus.