Chip maker AMD has filed for a construction permit near Atlanta in Suwanee with plans to build a $100 million modular data center. Suwanee is already home to data centers operated by HP and QTS. The area’s proximity to Atlanta, availability of a strong work force and educational opportunities, tax incentives and the price of power are among the reasons AMD chose the location, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post.
The AMD facility will be part of the company’s data center consolidation project. AMD spokeswoman Pushpita Prasad told the Atlanta Business Chronicle:
We will be consolidating the capacity from some (of) our smaller data centers in North America into a bigger state-of-the-art facility, which allows us to take advantage of the latest technology and achieve efficiencies of scale.
AMD will invest $25 to $30 million in the initial construction of the data center. The company plans to construct the 153,000-square-foot facility in modules over a 10-year period, DatacenterDynamics reports.