Switch added 35,000 square feet of space to its Las Vegas campus. It now totals more than two million square feet and can provide more than 40MW of power. This addition is called Las Vegas 10. As the largest data center in Vegas with many fortune 500 clients they are known for their cutting-edge designs and going beyond industry standards.
The CEO of the company, Rob Roy, is responsible for the design. It is built to the same specifications as their other facilities. The unique design is one of the ways the company sets itself apart from competitors. It is also leading the way by creating its own set of design standards called Tier 5 Platinum; which goes further than the industry standards created by the Uptime Institute.
In the past, Switch had received the highest rating from Uptime for their data centers called Las Vegas 8 and 9. Switch will not use this certification with their new facility because Uptimes certification doesn’t go far enough to avoid keeping other data centers from misusing terms. Among other things, the Uptimes certification also does not include elements like network carrier redundancy and the use of renewable energy.
Switch is expanding beyond Las Vegas into an area outside of Reno, Nevada. They have also made announcements to expand in Michigan, Atlanta and overseas.