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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.

Sources: APS; US Energy Information Administration

Diverse Energy Supply

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

Greater Phoenix: By the Numbers


Greater Phoenix is the 5th largest data center market in the nation



From 2015 to 2020, employment grew 13.0% in the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale region, compared to the national growth rate of 3.1%

EMSI 2021 Q1


Greater Phoenix power customers experience less than an hour of outage time per year, among lowest in the country.

Energy Information Administration

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

Compare with other cities

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

Source: SmithGroup

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.

Source: SmithGroup

Data centers in Greater Phoenix

  • Colocation Firms
  • Aligned Data Centers
  • Compass Data Centers
  • CyrusOne
  • Cyxtera
  • DataBank
  • Digital Realty Trust
  • EdgeConneX
  • EdgeCore Data Centers
  • Flexential
  • H5 Data Centers
    Iron Mountain Data Centers
    OneNeck IT Solutions
    Phoenix NAP
    QTS Data Centers
    Stream Data Centers
    Vantage Data Centers
  • Enterprise Data Centers
  • Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
    American Express
    Charles Schwab
    CVS Caremark


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