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Equinix plans campus expansion in Ashburn, Virginia

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On completion the new campus will boast over one million square feet of space

Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company, is getting ready to break ground at a building site in Ashburn, Virginia. Located in close proximity to its existing data center campus, the new North Ashburn site will eventually comprise of five facilities with over one million square feet of space, making this one of the most ambitious projects in Loudoun County’s booming ‘data center alley’.

Equinix data centers in the Washington, D.C. metro area serve over 750 customers. They represent the largest Internet exchange point in North America and one of the largest in the world. With 10 data centers located in the immediate vicinity of the US capital, Equinix has invested over $1 billion in the local economy over the past 17 years. These facilities house ecosystems that enable enterprise and federal government customers to quickly and efficiently exchange critical business data with their customers and partners throughout the country.

Equinix Ashburn data center

Source: Equinix

Breaking ground

Local and state government officials will join Equinix and its construction company, DPR Construction, on the 15th October to discuss the significance of this future site, what this increased investment will mean for the local economy and why Loudoun County is a strategic connectivity point in the broader digital economy.

Speakers at the ceremony will include Terry McAuliffe, governor of Virginia, Rep. Barbara Comstock, Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, Buddy Rizer, director of the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development and Scott York, chairman of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors.

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