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San Francisco to Become Novva’s 5th Data Center Location

SAN FRANCISCO – November 29, 2023 – Novva Data Centers, a state-of-the-art data center company providing purpose-built data center facilities, announced today the acquisition of a 7.5-acre campus comprised of several buildings located in South San Francisco, CA. The newest data center location will include an investment of over $500 million and provide a 28MW critical load. The first phase of 9MW will launch in the summer of 2026, guided by an avante-garde vision that is poised to make the new location one of the most innovative and sustainable data centers in the United States.

Novva Data Centers San Francisco data center design - New data center in San Francisco California

The San Francisco data center will host numerous advancements in data center design:

  • 28MW N+1 critical compute load via Novva’s proprietary electrical delivery system which boasts no centralized infrastructure and is designed for the ultimate in resiliency, concurrent maintenance, and distributed redundancy.
  • Novva’s innovative water-free air-cooling system
  • All generators will operate using HVO, which stands for hydro-treated vegetable oil (biodiesel)
  • Sodium Ion UPS batteries with no thermal runaway risk or rare earth materials
  • Recyclable polypropylene employed for the chilled water loop air supply
  • Direct-to-chip cooling loop

Novva Data Centers San Francisco data center water-free cooling system design

The data center facility will represent 182,000 square feet on two floors and a 56,000 square foot state-of-the-art office and operations support center.

State-of-the-art office and operations support center design inside Novva Data Centers San Francisco data center location

Novva’s San Francisco operation will be one of a handful of such facilities in the northern bay region. According to Novva’s CEO Wes Swenson,

“This will be one of the greenest data centers ever created in the area and represents a very rare opportunity for clients to locate intelligent computing in one of the most important cities for software and hardware development in the world.”

The topology, density, and ability to provision power and operate data centers in areas of critical mass are becoming more challenging every day.

The fifth location announced by Novva in less than three years, the San Francisco data center, complements the company’s ever-growing footprint in the Western United States. Novva has data center campuses in West Jordan, Utah; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Reno, Nevada; and Las Vegas.