Nfinit plans to upgrade its two San Diego data centers for $8 million.

The company - which also has space in a Digital Realty facility in Phoenix and the One Wiltshire carrier hotel in Los Angeles - was acquired by LightEdge in April.

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Nfinit's flagship Lightwave Avenue data center – Google Maps

Nfinit said that it is updating the hardware and software of its cloud infrastructure, replacing its uninterruptible power supply, and adding new chillers.

"We're investing in infrastructure upgrades that allow Nfinit to alleviate the utility fee rise for our customers as much as possible," Gabriel Faulkner, VP of critical infrastructure at Nfinit, said. "Over the last three years, power costs in San Diego have increased by roughly 41 percent, and Nfinit has only passed on about 13 percent of that rise to our customers."

The company said that, following the upgrades, its primary 80,000 square foot (7,400 sq m) data center will have a 20 percent better power usage effectiveness (PUE) of 1.25.

"This major investment in our infrastructure translates to significant customer benefits in three areas: sustainability, reliability and cost stabilization," Faulkner continued.

"Reliability is part of our DNA, and investing in our UPS equipment is critical to keeping clients' data safe. Also, by increasing Nfinit's power effectiveness by 20 percent, we're keeping pace with data growth trends in a more sustainable way, while also helping to mitigate rising power costs for our clients. With the backing of our new partnership with LightEdge, a strong promoter of ESG initiatives, our flagship data center on Lightwave Avenue is on track to becoming the most sustainable data center in the San Diego area."

LightEdge was itself acquired by GI Partners in 2021. That year it also bought underground data center firm Cavern Technologies.

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