We have data centres strategically located in San Francisco, a key connectivity hub for Silicon Valley. As a standalone country, San Francisco’s $535 billion economy would rank 19th in the world.
According to the San Francisco Centre for Economic Development, worker productivity in the Bay area is double the national average, producing more patents than anywhere else in the country, and attracting 36 percent of the nation’s total venture capital investment in dollars.
Nearly 1,900 tech companies are located here, representing 45,493 jobs. A September 2013 report published by Bloomberg Technology Summit found that the city of San Francisco led the nation in tech job growth for the past five years rising 51.8 percent from 2007 to 2012. Jobs continue to be plentiful, in spite of the region’s reputation for existing in a bubble of boom and bust, and according to SiliconValley.com more growth is expected even though it has leveled off from 2015.
Digital Realty’s SFR2 facility affords customers access to a world-class data centre environment within walking distance of San Francisco’s financial district. Originally built as a military tank assembly plant, the building features solid steel and concrete construction, extensive security capabilities, and 8.6 MW of critical IT power load. The building underwent award-winning upgrades for its friction pendulum system, which isolates the base of the building from its floors, ensuring critical operations are maintained throughout and after a major seismic event. As a result, the building has achieved “essential facility” designation according to applicable building codes. SFR2 also operates as a carrier-neutral facility, enabling access to major carriers, internet exchanges, and cloud hubs within the region. Connectivity is facilitated within its meet me room, atop a neighboring roof with significant line of sight, and via Metro Connect service to other Digital Realty facilities in the Bay Area. As a result, SFR2 provides the ideal infrastructure to support our customer’s mission-critical applications and service offerings.
Located in the heart of San Francisco within walking distance to the central business district, this top-tier data centre was renovated in 2000 and is strategically adjacent to the Bay Bridge Consortium Trans Bay Fiber Link. Our five-story, 154,950 sq. ft. facility currently services large telecommunications corporations.
Digital Realty is the leading colocation and interconnection provider within 200 Paul Avenue, one of the premier data centre and carrier facilities in Northern California. Acquired in 2006, the facility is seismically rated for protection against earthquakes.
Located south of downtown in one of the largest colocation markets in the U.S., the 200 Paul Avenue data centre provides access to dozens of the leading domestic and international carriers, as well as physical connexion points to the world's telecommunications networks and backbones.
SFR1’s carrier density makes it ideal in reaching point both north in the U.S. as well to the south to our two data centre facilities in Santa Clara and to our Los Angeles site. In addition, access to both Asia and the East Coast are available from our San Francisco data centre.