Ashburn, VA Data Centers

Why Ashburn?

According to 451 Research, Northern Virginia is the United States’ largest data center market.

Northern Virginia’s power costs are competitive among major colocation markets and is reasonable considering the total cost of occupancy for long-term requirements. The primary power utility, Dominion Virginia Power, has a track record of reliable delivery for data centers.

The area has the highest density of dark fiber in the world offering low-latency connections to the national fiber network backbone. That along with a relatively business-friendly environment, make Northern Virginia the top market for data centers serving the area’s biggest public and private entities.

The Northern Virginia market provides a strategic, cost-effective location boasting the largest presence of colocation and cloud providers in the United States, creating a very competitive environment.

Loudoun County is the number one county in America for personal income, with an average household income of $125,900, according to the Census Bureau, and a skilled labor force and unemployment rate of 3.3 percent. Virginia has a sales tax exemption for data center customers that goes through 2035.

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Ashburn, VA Data Center Specs
IAD01

26

Building Acres

370,000

Sq. Ft.

60

Megawatts

IAD01 Building

  • Completion in 2019
  • Campus is 26 acres
  • Private, dedicated data center suites
  • Concrete slab-on-grade and structured steel
  • ASCE 7 occupancy category IV. data hall FM-120 and office FM-90 roof lift ratings
  • Wind importance factor of 1.15
  • Two bays with delivery platform and equipment trap
  • Dedicated office space for rent
  • Shared conference rooms and drop-in office pods
  • 24x7x365 accessibility
  • Industry-leading PUE

Network

  • Two diverse points of entry, per build
  • Carrier-neutral
     On-net: Cogent, Comcast Coming Soon, Crown Castle, Lumen (fka CenturyLink), PacketFabric, SummitIG, Verizon (VCT & VCB), and Zayo
     Near-net: AquaComms, BT, Colt, Deutsche Telecom, GTT, Hurricane Electric, NTT, PCCW, Tata, Tennebris Fiber, TeliaSonera, Major exchanges in NoVA, and many more
  • Less than one mile from 21715  Filigree Court Carrier Hotel
  • Major fiber thoroughfares within ~100 feet of facility
  • Seamless build process for carriers not already built in
  • Diverse meet-me-rooms and fiber entrances with dark fiber and lit services available

    Power

    • Diverse and dedicated substations: expandable to 240MW
    • Concurrently maintainable UPS
    • N+2 power generation
    • Redundant A+B distribution
    • Revenue-grade metering

    Security

    • 8’ Impasse steel security fencing with laser intrusion detection
    • Five-layer security design
    • Card reader access
    • 24x7x365 on-site security guards
    • Multiple checkpoints: mantraps, dual authentication (biometrics and RFID badge readers)
    • Event-driven IP video surveillance and visual light-based alerts

    Corporate Sustainability

    • Uses up to 85% less water
    • Uses up to 80% less power
    • 100% renewable energy available
    • 100% of IT load matched with renewable energy sources
    • Industry-leading PUE, WUE, and CUE
    • Reclaimed water for mechanical plant

    Fire Protection

    • Separately zoned data halls
    • Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA)
    • Dual interlock pre-action system

      Cooling

      • Our hot aisle containment strategy absorbs heat at its source – supporting standard and high power densities and allowing you to scale vertically and horizontally – without stranding capacity.
      • Configurable to client needs(i.e., N, N+1, 2N)

      Compliance

      • System and Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 and SOC 1 Type 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITECH, FISMA /NIST 800-53, and ISO 27001:2013

      IAD01 Data Center Photos

      Ashburn, VA Data Center Specs
      IAD02

      26

      Building Acres

      513,000

      Sq. Ft.

      120

      Megawatts

      IAD02 Building

      • Completion in 2020
      • Campus is 26 acres
      • Expandable to 120 MW
      • White space square footage: 283,023 sq. ft.
      • Building square footage: 438,460 sq. ft.
      • Private, dedicated data center suites
      • Concrete slab-on-grade and structured steel
      • Two interconnected multi-tenant buildings
      • ASCE 7 occupancy category IV data hall FM-120 and office FM-90 roof lift ratings
      • Wind importance factor of 1.15
      • Two bays with delivery platform and equipment trap
      • Dedicated office space for rent
      • Shared conference rooms and drop-in office pods
      • 24x7x365 accessibility
      • Industry-leading PUE

      Network

      • Two diverse points of entry, per build
      • Carrier-neutral
         On-net: CenturyLink, Cogent, Comcast Coming Soon, FiberLight Coming Soon, PacketFabric, SummitIG, Verizon (VCT & VCB), Zayo
         Near-net: AquaComms, BT, Colt, Deutsche Telecom, GTT, Hurricane Electric, NTT, PCCW, Tata, Tennebris Fiber, TeliaSonera, Major exchanges in NoVA, And many more
      • Less than one mile from 21715  Filigree Court Carrier Hotel
      • Major fiber thoroughfares within ~100 feet of facility
      • Seamless build process for carriers not already built in
      • Diverse meet-me-rooms and fiber entrances with dark fiber and lit services available

        Power

        • Diverse and dedicated substations: expandable to 240MW
        • Concurrently maintainable UPS
        • N+2 power generation
        • Redundant A+B distribution
        • Revenue-grade metering

        Security

        • 8’ Impasse steel security fencing with laser intrusion detection
        • Five-layer security design
        • Card reader access
        • 24x7x365 on-site security guards
        • Multiple checkpoints: mantraps, dual authentication (biometrics and RFID badge readers)
        • Event-driven IP video surveillance and visual light-based alerts

        Corporate Sustainability

        • Uses up to 85% less water
        • Uses up to 80% less power
        • 100% renewable energy available
        • 100% of IT load matched with renewable energy sources
        • Industry-leading PUE, WUE, and CUE
        • Reclaimed water for mechanical plant

        Fire Protection

        • Separately zoned data halls
        • Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA)
        • Dual interlock pre-action system

            Cooling

            • Our hot aisle containment strategy absorbs heat at its source – supporting standard and high power densities and allowing you to scale vertically and horizontally – without stranding capacity.
            • Configurable to client needs(i.e., N, N+1, 2N)

            Compliance

            • System and Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 and SOC 1 Type 2, PCI DSS, HIPAA, HITECH, FISMA /NIST 800-53, and ISO 27001:2013

            IAD02 Data Center Photos

            Location

            IAD01 – 21890 Uunet Drive – Ashburn, VA 20147
            IAD02 – 21821 Uunet Drive – Ashburn, VA 20147

            IAD01 – Aligned Data Center - Ashburn

            IAD02 – Aligned Data Center - Ashburn

            What’s inside

            Cooling Infrastructure

            Award-winning modular heat removal system

            Power Generation and Distribution

            Engineered for resiliency and 100% uptime

            Security and Compliance

            Multi-layered data center protection

            Support

            On-site global monitoring and remote hands assistance

            Client Portal

            A real-time view of your critical infrastructure

            Industry-Leading

            Ultra-efficient PUE and 100% uptime