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SACRAMENTO-RagingWire Enterprise Solutions Inc., a locally based data center operator, has entered into negotiations to expand into a second 200,000-sf facility. Without providing specifics, a company source tells GlobeSt.com that it has identified and existing facility in Sacramento it could convert into a data center and will do so if it receives enough incentives from the county, with which it is in negotiations. If not, it may choose to expand elsewhere.

“This is the result of a search that we’ve been doing around Sacramento and other locations,” the source says. “We’ve looked at places everywhere from Southern California to Arizona to the East Coast. We have legitimate sites in mind for several locations but haven’t pulled the trigger on any of them yet. There is the potential that it could go somewhere else. Because of the opportunity here [where we already have operations], we decided to try this first.”

RagingWire CEO George Macricostas says the expansion effort is in response to “explosive” growth in the demand for premier, enterprise-class data center space over the last couple of years. The tentative development timeline is to begin renovating the building in spring 2008 and have it up and running one year later.

The expansion would increase the company’s data center floor space by more than 120,000 sf for a total presence of over 230,000 sf of raised floor in Sacramento. Last year, the company began adding 60,000 sf of data center floor capacity within its existing 200,000-sf facility, more than doubling its capacity, which now stands at approximately 110,000 sf.

“Our last phase has been coming on line over the last few months,” the source says. “It’s selling out nearly as fast as we can turn it on. We’re not at 100% capacity but it’s going quickly, that’s why the new facility.”

If the deal works out, the new facility would be leased from the same person that owns their current facility, for which they have a long-term lease agreement. “He’s one of the major property owners here,” the source says, declining to reveal his name.

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