Prime Data Centers lands anchor tenant for Los Angeles data center

Jan. 3, 2023
LAX-01, located in Vernon, CA, is Prime's first data center in Southern California. The three-story facility will offer 261,000 square feet and 33 MW of critical IT load capacity.

Prime Data Centers says it has signed a pre-lease agreement for 12 MW of capacity at its upcoming LAX-01 data center. The anchor tenant, who Prime would only describe as “a large, publicly traded technology company,” will take delivery of the capacity in the fourth quarter of this year, when construction of the facility is expected to be completed.

LAX-01, located in Vernon, CA, is Prime's first data center in Southern California. The three-story facility will offer 261,000 square feet and 33 MW of critical IT load capacity. The data center services provider says it has reached an agreement with an unidentified national carrier to provide dark fiber services to LAX-01 customers at low-cost, wholesale rates. Such services will provide links to each of the five downtown LA carrier hotels and more than 300 carriers. The agreement will support hyperscale connectivity requirements that may number in the hundreds of fiber pairs, Prime states.

"On behalf of everyone at Prime, I would like to welcome our newest customer to the Los Angeles market," commented Nicholas Laag, CEO of Prime Data Centers. "Demand is strong at Prime LAX-01 thanks to its unique combination of reliable, wholesale data center capacity and access to hundreds of local, national, and global networks. This creates an ideal data center environment for cloud providers, internet businesses, technology companies, and the content-centric enterprise."

LAX-01 is part of a global expansion initiative that Prime expects to create 2.4 GW upon completion, of which 159 MW will be located in California. The company operates or has under construction four facilities in Santa Clara and one in Sacramento. Prime also is building a data center in the Chicago area.

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