At Stream, finding the right data center site is more than a “site selection” process – we call it “location strategy” because we don’t just screen and tour the available sites in the market. We assess market conditions, gather data points from our customers, and develop a list of Critical Location Factors. We then work with various stakeholders in a region or utility territory to identify a long list of on- and off-market properties. We rigorously vet sites and down-select using a data-driven approach, ensuring that we find properties with the strongest fundamentals.
Bottom line – we take a systematic and strategic approach to find and acquire quality data center sites that meet our customer-specific needs.
REDUCING LEAD-TIME AND MITIGATING RISKS
Data center site development is a critical component of the project lifecycle – enabling mission-critical operators to deliver capacity to their tenants on time and without any surprises. At Stream Data Centers, site development ensures de-risked and shovel-ready sites that speed time to market for us – so we can get our customers the capacity they need, when and where they need it.
Our site selection process includes due diligence, zoning and land use permitting, utility upgrades and interconnections, energy procurement, and economic development incentive negotiations. Outcomes include:
- Well-positioned properties with strong fundamentals to support sustainable, scalable, and cost-optimized data center site selection
- Risk mitigation to avoid surprises, delays, or cost overruns later in the data center development process
- Accelerated deployment, focused on incremental capacity delivery to meet near-term needs, while still enabling long-term scalability
- Flexibility to develop the property as our customers see fit; Stream can offer a range of products from wholesale colocation, to build-to-suit, to a dedicated campus environment