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Greater Phoenix: The perfect climate for mission critical operations

As a result of its stable climate, Greater Phoenix offers the potential to reduce the amount of energy necessary to operate mission critical operations. This, coupled with a low risk of natural disasters, make the region a prime location for mission critical operations.

Reduced Risks

The low chance for natural disasters positions Greater Phoenix as a top choice for data centers.

Power Your Business

The Palo Verde Nuclear Plant is the largest nuclear power plant in the U.S. with a 3,937 MW capacity.

Diverse Energy Supply

The region’s diverse energy supply includes coal, nuclear, natural gas and renewable.

Greater Phoenix: By the Numbers


The Greater Phoenix region has the 11th largest concentration of data centers nationally


From 2012 to 2017, employment grew 13.1% in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale region, compared to the national growth rate of 7.9%


Greater Phoenix experiences only 0.3% downtime in power with an outage time less than 30 minutes

Why Greater Phoenix? There’s an abundance of employees and competitive labor costs.

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Greater Phoenix Economic Council achieves its mission of attracting and growing quality businesses and advocating for Greater Phoenix’s competitiveness

Perfect Weather

Due to the mild weather the majority of the year, Greater Phoenix creates the availability for economizer, or “free cooling” strategies, eliminating the need for expensive mechanical refrigeration.

Greater Phoenix has a low risk of natural disasters, making it a prime location for mission critical operations.

The Benefits of Mild Weather

With cabinet arrangements using enclosed hot aisles, the region’s climate offers:

• Reduced chiller operations up to 40% of the year
• Free air side cooling up to 38% of the year
• Water side free cooling (or no chiller operation) up to 41% of the year

With low catastrophic risk, Greater Phoenix is ideal for mission critical operations.

Low Catastrophic Risk

Should a facility operate with direct evaporative cooling strategies, the data center can potentially operate up to 70 percent of the year without the use of chillers.

With low catastrophic risk, Greater Phoenix is an ideal climate for mission critical operations.

Companies in Greater Phoenix

  • Aligned Data Centers
  • American Express
  • Apple
  • Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • CenturyLink
  • Charles Schwab
  • CyrusOne
  • Cyxtera
  • Digital Realty Trust
  • eBay
  • EdgeConnex
  • EdgeCore
  • Flexential
  • GoDaddy
  • H5 Data Centers
  • Internap Corporation
  • PhoenixNAP
  • QTS
  • Safeway
  • SecureOne Data Solutions LLC
  • ViaWest
  • zColo


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