Novva announces 100MW data center in Las Vegas

Novva Data Centers

Novva Data Centers has announced plans for a new facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The company said that construction on the 275,000 square foot (25,550 sqm), 100MW, $400 million data center in North Las Vegas began in October 2021. Based on a 20-acre campus, the facility is expected to open in late 2023.

Nova said the new facility will offer high-density cooling using water-free technology, containment, renewable energy in partnership with NV Energy, and include a wholly-owned on-premise substation.

Switch is the largest data center provider in Nevada, with DataBank, EdgeCore, and Deep Edge also having a presence in the state. Google launched a Nevada-based cloud region in 2020, with AWS launching a Las Vegas Local Zone last year. Apple operates a facility in Reno.

Novva was launched in 2020 by former C7 CEO Wes Swenson with $95 million from CIM, initially with plans to develop a $1 billion hyperscale campus in West Jordan, Utah. The company opened the 300,000 square foot (28,000 sq m) first phase of that campus late last year, and targets growing the facility to 1.5 million sq ft (140,000 sq m) over four phases.

In 2021, the company also acquired a 6MW facility in Colorado Springs and announced plans to expand it to 30MW for $200m.

Earlier this year the company raised another $355 million from CIM Group. Novva plans to expand across the United States and expects to offer 1,000MW of data center capacity by 2027 at several strategic, yet-to-be-named locations.

Novva has deployed drones and Boston Dynamic’s Spot robot dog at its Utah facility, and said the new Las Vegas data center would feature robotics.