Hyperscale data center provider Switch said that FedEx Corp has signed a 10-year deal with it for data center infrastructure. Under the contract, Switch will deliver 2.5 MW of 100 percent green power in year one, and up to 8 MW by year ten, for colocation as well as multiple telecom network services for FedEx’s western U.S.
“With its ability to sustainably power our digital infrastructure for the next decade, this solution supports our future-forward vision of where technology is headed while significantly reducing our network expense for years to come,” said Rob Carter, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of FedEx Corporation.
FedEx will also leverage the business incentives of Switch’s Nevada data centers including low taxes, low cost of power, low cost of connectivity, low cost of living and low natural disaster risk. Switch’s Core Campus in Las Vegas offers capacity to facilitate decades of future enterprise growth and rapid scale requirements.
Switch and FedEx as both companies sponsor FIRST Robotics, founded by Dean Kamen. Kamen, who also worked with FedEx on the development of the FedEx SameDay Bot said, “It is very exciting that these two amazing technology infrastructure players can come together to achieve superior technology results. And, I look forward to our continued work with both companies on the success of the FIRST Robotics Program.”