CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2010) -  Mission West Properties, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSW) and CDH Consulting today announced a new data center property in Oregon that is now available for development. Located in Ontario, Oregon, the site will support a single mission-critical data center facility up to 300,000 square feet, or can allow for three or four smaller data center projects. The site features substantial economic development incentives and some of the lowest power costs in the country.

News summary:

  • One of the main operating costs for data centers is the cost of energy. The Ontario property boasts some of the lowest power costs in the country at 3.03 cents per kWh with an estimated PUE of 1.4 or lower -- far lower than the industry standard. (PUE is a metric to determine the energy efficiency of a data center).
  • The Ontario site offers substantial economic incentives from the state, including 15 consecutive years of real estate tax abatement valued at up to $22.4 million and no sales tax.
  • This property will support one or more data center facilities up to a total of 300,000 square feet and will include a 62 MVA onsite power sub station and top of the line evaporative cooling systems.
  • This site can provide carrier neutral connectivity from Qwest and Level 3, capable of redundant pathways.
  • Detailed information on the Ontario data center properties is currently available for tenants. For more information or to tour the facilities, contact Chris Hardin at (408) 839-6131 or at
  • Quote, attributable to Carl Berg, CEO, Mission West Properties:

    "With demand for cloud computing rising, we believe the need for mission-critical data center space will grow rapidly in the next two to three years. For prospective tenants, the Mission West/CDH Consulting property in Ontario, Oregon will provide outstanding economic development incentives, low power costs and the ability to design and build a facility to suit specific needs."


Mission West Website

Mission West Ontario Data Center Background Information

Information on Oregon Tax Credits

Mission West Data Center Fiber Optics

About Mission West Properties, Inc.

Mission West Properties, Inc. operates as a self-managed, self-administered and fully integrated REIT engaged in the management, leasing, marketing, development and acquisition of commercial R&D properties, primarily located in the Silicon Valley portion of the San Francisco Bay Area. Currently, the Company manages 111 properties totaling approximately 8.0 million rentable square feet, which includes approximately 854,000 rentable square feet (or 16 buildings) that are in the process of being rezoned for residential development. For additional information, please contact Investor Relations at 408-725-0700.

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