San Francisco Bay Area Data Center Market

The San Francisco Bay Area data center market is located in the state of California within Americas. San Francisco Bay Area has 132 facilities with 5,368,509 sqft and 937 megawatts.

The top providers in San Francisco Bay Area are Digital Realty Trust (20 sites) and Equinix with 17 facilities. The most popular facilities are Equinix Palo Alto SV8 and Equinix San Jose Campus.

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Data Centers in San Francisco Bay Area

Name Company Gross SqFt Type
Layer 42 Mountain View Layer42 Owned by a Carrier, but operates as Carrier-Neutral
Cyxtera Sunnyvale SN1 Cyxtera Technologies 76,573 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
CoreSite SV4 CoreSite 100,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
CoreSite SV1 55 S Market CoreSite 85,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Amazon 2305 Mission College Blvd Amazon AWS Hyperscale
641 Walsh - Digital Realty Digital Realty Trust Carrier-Neutral
Equinix Palo Alto SV8 Equinix 45,319 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Prime: 1231 Comstock Prime Data Centers Carrier-Neutral
Vantage Santa Clara SC1 Vantage Data Centers 375,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Equinix Santa Clara SV16 Equinix 15,290 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
NTT Silicon Valley SV1 NTT 64,000 Gross SqFt Owned by a Carrier, but operates as Carrier-Neutral
365 San Jose 365 Data Centers 15,819 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
AT&T Palo Alto AT&T Carrier
STACK SVY01B STACK INFRASTRUCTURE Carrier-Neutral
Cerulean San Jose Cerulean Global Services, LLC 97,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Digital Realty: SJC14 Digital Realty Trust Carrier-Neutral
Lumen Emeryville 1 Lumen Technologies Carrier
Equinix: SV18 Equinix Carrier-Neutral
Equinix: SV12 Equinix Carrier-Neutral
Equinix: SV19 Equinix Carrier-Neutral
3011 Lafayette - Digital Realty Digital Realty Trust Carrier-Neutral
Atlantic Metro San Jose SJC1 Atlantic Metro Carrier-Neutral
Verizon: 651 Brannan Verizon Enterprise Carrier
1201 Comstock - Digital Realty Digital Realty Trust 24,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
CoreSite SV7 CoreSite 75,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
3105 Alfred - Digital Realty Digital Realty Trust 27,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Cyxtera Santa Clara SC9 Cyxtera Technologies 124,383 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Novva: San Francisco Novva Data Centers Carrier-Neutral
150 S 1st Hines Interests Real Estate
Cyxtera Santa Clara SC4 Cyxtera Technologies 100,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Equinix Sunnyvale SV4 Equinix 119,756 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Equinix SV11 Equinix 61,134 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Santa Clara (SC1) Digital Realty Digital Realty Trust 360,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
OpenColo OpenColo 71,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
2403 Walsh - Digital Realty Digital Realty Trust 103,940 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Lumen Sunnyvale 1 Lumen Technologies Carrier
Fibernet San Jose Fibernet Corporation 94,750 Gross SqFt MSP
Colovore Colovore 24,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
1525 Comstock - Digital Realty Digital Realty Trust 29,234 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
3205 Alfred - Digital Realty Digital Realty Trust Carrier-Neutral
1100 Space Park (SCL1) Digital Realty Digital Realty Trust 167,951 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Lumen Hayward 1 Lumen Technologies Carrier
Equinix Santa Clara SV17 Equinix 95,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Verizon: Fremont Verizon Enterprise 20,000 Gross SqFt Carrier
STACK SVY02A STACK INFRASTRUCTURE Carrier-Neutral
EdgeCore Silicon Valley EdgeCore Internet Real Estate, LLC Carrier-Neutral
Cogent Oakland Cogent Communications 17,000 Gross SqFt Carrier
H5 San Jose H5 Data Centers 30,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Verizon: 200 Paul Verizon Enterprise 12,000 Gross SqFt Carrier
Bowers Data Center GI Partners Real Estate
Equinix Sunnyvale SV6 Equinix 32,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Lumen Santa Clara Lumen Technologies 50,000 Gross SqFt Carrier
Hurricane San Jose Hurricane Electric 3,000 Gross SqFt Carrier
Evocative: Emeryville, Oakland OAK1 Evocative MSP
200 Paul (SFR1) Digital Realty Digital Realty Trust 425,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
720 2nd - Digital Realty Digital Realty Trust 122,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Tata San Francisco Tata Communications 60,000 Gross SqFt Carrier
2805 Lafayette Street: Digital Realty Digital Realty Trust 145,780 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
United Layer-SF7 United Layer 5,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
StratCap: 3205 Bassett StratCap Data Centers Real Estate
Equinix San Jose SV13 Equinix 35,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
2401 Walsh - Digital Realty Digital Realty Trust Carrier-Neutral
Colocation America - San Francisco Colocation America Carrier-Neutral
Cyxtera Santa Clara SC8 Cyxtera Technologies 90,139 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
CoreSite Santa Clara Campus CoreSite Carrier-Neutral
Equinix Santa Clara SV15 Equinix 28,498 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
2045 & 2055 Lafayette - Digital Realty Digital Realty Trust 300,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Cyrusone Santa Clara CyrusOne Carrier-Neutral
QTS Santa Clara QTS Data Centers 80,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
United Layer-SF8 United Layer 2,500 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Cyxtera Sunnyvale SN2 Cyxtera Technologies 24,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
T5@Silicon Valley (Newark) T5 Data Centers 75,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Rackspace San Jose SJC2 Rackspace 65,000 Gross SqFt MSP
1500 Space Park - Digital Realty Digital Realty Trust 51,615 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Equinix San Jose Campus Equinix Carrier-Neutral
DataBank Santa Clara SFO1 DataBank 26,900 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Hurricane Electric Fremont 2 Hurricane Electric 208,000 Gross SqFt Carrier
HostPapa SJ1 HostPapa Carrier-Neutral
Intel Santa Clara D2P3 Intel Enterprise
Internap Oakland HorizonIQ 6,250 Gross SqFt Carrier
Evocative Santa Clara SJC11 Evocative 73,000 Gross SqFt MSP
Equinix San Jose SV3 Equinix 103,420 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Cologix Santa Clara Cologix 83,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
CoreSite SV8 CoreSite 108,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
VPLS SV7 Evocative 21,000 Gross SqFt MSP
Fortress Data Center San Francisco SF1 Fortress Data Centers 5,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
400 Paul Ave (1547) 1547 Critical Systems Realty (fifteenfortyseven) Carrier-Neutral
Equinix Santa Clara SV2 Equinix 160,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
STACK Silicon Valley SVY01 STACK INFRASTRUCTURE 80,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
China Mobile San Jose China Mobile 287,000 Gross SqFt Mobile
Cyxtera Santa Clara SC5 Cyxtera Technologies 103,940 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
RICloud: 6580 Via del Oro RiCloud Corp Carrier-Neutral
Lumen San Francisco (200 Paul) Lumen Technologies 11,000 Gross SqFt Carrier
Vantage Santa Clara SC2 Vantage Data Centers Carrier-Neutral
1725 Comstock - Digital Realty Digital Realty Trust 21,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
2950 Zanker Menlo Equities Real Estate
Skybox Santa Clara Skybox Datacenters Carrier-Neutral
AWS: Santa Clara, CA Amazon AWS Hyperscale
United Layer-SF9 United Layer 35,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
EdgeConneX Santa Clara EdgeConneX 19,800 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
4650 Old Ironsides Menlo Equities 84,383 Gross SqFt Real Estate
Evocative Santa Clara SJC14 Evocative 7,500 Gross SqFt MSP
Equinix SV10 Equinix 107,920 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Hosting.com San Francisco Ntirety (Hosting.com) Carrier-Neutral
Element Critical SV1 Element Critical 56,773 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
2334 Lundy Place - Digital Realty Digital Realty Trust 130,752 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
365 Main (SFR2) Digital Realty Digital Realty Trust 226,981 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
360 Spear Madison Capital 154,950 Gross SqFt Private Equity
Menlo: Bryant Street Landlord Menlo Equities Real Estate
EdgeConneX: 1600 Memorex EdgeConneX Carrier-Neutral
Prime Santa Clara (Martin) Prime Data Centers Carrier-Neutral
ColoServe San Francisco ColoServe 20,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
CoreSite Milpitas SV2 CoreSite 76,676 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
CoreSite SV6 CoreSite 65,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
AT&T Hayward AT&T Carrier
Layer42 Santa Clara Layer42 Owned by a Carrier, but operates as Carrier-Neutral
Prime Hayward Prime Data Centers 145,850 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Prime Santa Clara Prime Data Centers 120,995 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Equinix SV5 Equinix 93,498 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
China Telecom Santa Clara China Telecom Carrier
CoreSite SV9 CoreSite 150,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
NaviSite Santa Clara NaviSite 25,000 Gross SqFt Owned by a Carrier, but operates as Carrier-Neutral
Equinix Santa Clara SV14 Equinix 6,507 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Lumen San Francisco 1 Lumen Technologies 57,695 Gross SqFt Carrier
Microsoft San Jose (Prospective) Microsoft Azure Hyperscale
CoreSite SV3 CoreSite 50,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
CoreSite SV5 CoreSite 50,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
4700 Old Ironsides Menlo Equities 90,139 Gross SqFt Real Estate
ColoXchange Sunnyvale ColoXchange 35,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral
Hurricane Electric Fremont 1 Hurricane Electric 45,000 Gross SqFt Carrier
400 Holger Way, San Jose Mapletree Redwood Data Centre Trust 25,000 Gross SqFt Real Estate
2820 Northwestern - Digital Realty Digital Realty Trust 38,000 Gross SqFt Carrier-Neutral

Largest Providers in San Francisco Bay Area

Digital Realty Trust
Facilities: 20
Power: 246 MWs
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Equinix
Facilities: 17
Power: 90 MWs
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CoreSite
Facilities: 10
Power: 99 MWs
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Cyxtera Technologies
Facilities: 6
Power: 48 MWs
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Largest Data Centers in San Francisco Bay Area

Location Total SqFt Gross SqFt Power (MW)
Vantage Santa Clara SC1 0 SqFt
375,000 SqFt
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641 Walsh - Digital Realty 430,000 SqFt
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Santa Clara (SC1) Digital Realty 0 SqFt
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CoreSite SV9 240,000 SqFt
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STACK SVY01B 240,000 SqFt
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Sites Under Construction in San Francisco Bay Area

Location Building SqFt Gross SqFt Power (MW) Estimated Launch
Amazon 2305 Mission College Blvd 229,974 SqFt ??? NN
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09/01/24
Prime: 1231 Comstock 119,000 SqFt ??? NN
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02/01/25
Equinix: SV18 182,350 SqFt ??? NN
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12/01/26
Novva: San Francisco ??? NN
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08/01/26
STACK SVY02A 560,000 SqFt ??? NN
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EdgeCore Silicon Valley 255,200 SqFt ??? NN
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09/01/24
Bowers Data Center 244,068 SqFt ??? NN
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Cyrusone Santa Clara 703,450 SqFt ??? NN
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07/01/25
400 Paul Ave (1547) 187,000 SqFt ??? NN
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Skybox Santa Clara 564,789 SqFt ??? NN
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02/01/26

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About This Metro

Bay Area Sub-Markets

The San Francisco Bay Area is also known as Bay Area or SFBA. The Bay Area includes three (3) submarkets.

  • San Francisco
  • East Bay, which includes the area East of the Bay including, Oakland
  • South Bay (aka Silicon Valley) includes the Peninsula and South Bay. Major South Bay cities are San Jose, Palo Alto, Santa Clara. The greatest concentration of data centers is in the South Bay.


Hazardous Risk Profile:

There is an ever present risk of Earthquakes through out the Bay Area. Although seismic risk remains constant, many of the Silicon Valley tech companies have chosen to colocate near their headquarters.

Data center providers have invested capital to mitigate the risk to their buildings if major earthquake occurred, however, a major earthquake can make it difficult to reach the data center. Additionally, power feeds and fiber cuts happen, leaving the data center isolated.



Tax Incentives:

The State of California does not provide tax abatement incentives for data centers. However local municipalities do offer incentives. For example, there is no city user tax in the City of Santa Clara, which is worth a 5% savings.



Electric Utility:

The Bay Area Industrial Power rates average between 9 and 16 cents per kWh. A shining star in the market is Santa Clara. The city has created a building boom for data centers with its low power rates.

Silicon Valley Power, a not-for-profit municipal electric utility, provides industrial electricity at rates 20 to 40% lower than the Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) service areas. Silicon Valley Power is owned and operated by the City of Santa Clara.



Silicon Valley's Network Connectivity

The Silicon Valley metro area enjoys good network connectivity due to the number of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) and Interconnection Hubs. Equinix runs the two largest IXPs, First and since its founding,

Equinix has run the Equinix Exchange which extends to many of the Equinix sites in the metro. Second, the PAIX, which is the Palo Alto Internet Exchange. The PAIX has a long history which started in the 529 Bryant Street Building. It was a competitor to Equinix Exchange until Equinix acquired Switch and Data in 2010. The SFBA is fortunate to also have non-profit exchanges in the Bay Area. The non-profit IXPs SFMIX and AMS-IX BA are smaller but provide healthy competition.

The following buildings have the best connectivity (ranked by number of networks)

  • Equinix San Jose campus (SV1, SV2, SV10)
  • Equinix Palo Alto (SV8)
  • CoreSite San Jose (SV1)
  • 200 Paul (Digital Realty)


San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland CSA Demographics

The Bay Area MSA has a population of over 8.8 million people. The CSA stretches from Wine Country in the North to Silicon Valley in the South and counties near Oakland to the East. (Source: Wikipedia



Colocation Providers with more than 1 Site:

  • Equinix
  • Internap
  • Digital Realty (via Telx data center acquisition)
  • CoreSite has a large multi-building campus in Santa Clara, plus 55 S Market in San Jose and Milpitas.
  • CenturyLink (via Level3) have multiple sites that offer retail data center space.


Single Site SFBA Colocation Providers

  • EdgeconneX, H5, and Hurricane Electric, and vXchnge have a single data center in the region.


Wholesale Data Center Providers

Despite the higher electrical utility costs, there are many wholesale data center providers in the Bay Area.

  • Digital Realty: After swallowing up Dupont Fabros (DFT) and Telx, Digital is the largest wholesale data center provider in the SFBA.
  • Vantage Data Centers is building their 2nd campus in Santa Clara
  • CoreSite's Santa Clara campus continues to expand

Files

File Date Added Description Actions
DCF-Silicon-Valley-Data-Center-Market-Report.pdf August 2019

DCF SFBA Market Overview

h2-2018-jll-Northern_California-data-center-outlook-v4.pdf August 2019

JLL's Northern California data center outlook (H2 2018)