Northern Virginia Data Center Growth

According to Datacenter Dynamics and the Washington Business Journal, QTS Realty Trust is about to close on a site for another data center in Loudoun, Virginia. Based on published reports, the deal is an $80 million acquisition of nearly 281 acres of land.

The location is near the Silver Line’s planned Loudoun Gateway Station, where the Dulles Greenway meets Old Ox Road. The area is being called the Washington Dulles Gateway. QTS operates data centers in nearby Dulles and Ashburn. Northern Viriginia is the largest data center market in the US. More information is available in an article published by Datacenter Dynamics here.

In addition to the QTS Realty Trust news, Vantage announced plans for a $1 billion data center campus consisting of 42 acres Ashburn, Virginia. Vantage plans large data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia. This will be the company’s largest expansion to date, comprising five buildings. The company purchased the 42 acre property six months ago, though only recently unveiled its grand plan for this property located on the corner of Waxpool Road and Route 28.

According to Vantage, “We just secured 42 acres of land in Ashburn, Virginia to construct a brand-new 108MW wholesale data center campus. It’s the beginning of the next phase for Vantage Data Centers, as we grow from being a leading wholesale data center provider on the west coast to become a leading national provider.

This acquisition represents a significant financial investment for Vantage totaling more than $1 billion over the next several years. The Ashburn campus will be larger than any of our current campuses in Silicon Valley and Quincy, Washington. More importantly, it’s an investment in our customers. As you can imagine, the decision to expand beyond our west coast focus is not one we came to lightly. Throughout the process, there was one constant driver to proceed with the expansion: the demands of our customers.” 

SOURCE: Vantage Blog – A Message from the CEO: We’ll See You in Virginia. Additional information is also available at Datacenter Dynamics in this article.

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