RagingWire Data Centers and its parent company NTT Communications (NTT Com) are investing USD160 million to build the new Ashburn VA3 Data Center in the heart of the famed ´Data Center Alley´ in Ashburn, Virginia, the top data center market in the world, the company said.
The Ashburn VA3 Data Center represents phase one of RagingWire´s massive Ashburn Data Center Campus development which can accommodate six buildings on the 76.5 acre site in Ashburn. The VA3 Data Center with 245,000 square feet of space and 16 megawatts of power, is scheduled to be available by the end of 2017.
The VA3 Data Center joins RagingWire´s VA1 and VA2 data centers, which also are in Ashburn. The combination of VA1, VA2 and VA3 creates a data center footprint of over a half million square feet of space and 44.4 megawatts of power, and includes on-site security officers and multi-layered security systems, highly efficient cooling and carrier-neutral telecommunications, and direct connectivity to top cloud providers and other data centers in Data Center Alley.
The investment in the VA3 Data Center by RagingWire and NTT Communications is significant for the Virginia economy not only for the jobs it creates, but also because it supports the exemption from the Virginia Sales and Use Tax on qualified equipment purchases by RagingWire and its customers. This exemption has resulted in millions of dollars of savings for RagingWire customers and encouraged companies to establish or expand their IT and business operations in Virginia.
RagingWire Data Centers designs, builds, and operates mission critical data centers that deliver 100% availability, high-density power, flexible configurations, carrier neutral connectivity, and superior customer service. The company has 97 MW of critical IT load spread across 1.2 million square feet of data center infrastructure in Northern California, Ashburn, Virginia, and Dallas, Texas, with significant growth plans in these locations and other top North American data center markets. As part of the NTT Communications group, RagingWire is one of the largest wholesale data center providers in the world with a global network of over 140 data centers operated by NTT Communications under the Nexcenter brand and one of the most financially strong companies in the data center industry.
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company´s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and over 140 secure data centers worldwide.