NTT subsidiary, RagingWire Data Centers is nearly doubling the size of its ‘Data Center Alley’ site in Ashburn, Virginia with the addition of a 140,000 sq ft facility built over two-storeys.
The extension, named VA2, reflects increasing demand for colocation services and ‘strong’ data center absorption rates in Northern Virginia, and will provide power densities of 30kW per cabinet, said RagingWire. The facility will run adjacent to Dominion Virginia Power’s Beaumeade substation.
VA2’s design features RagingWire's 2N+2 architecture, which it claims can deliver 100 percent availability of high density power and an operational model that exceeds the Tier IV standards of the Uptime Institute by being both concurrently maintainable and fault tolerant for power delivery even during a utility outage.
RagingWire will fully integrate VA2 with VA1 and will network the site with its 680,000 sq ft Sacramento facility – dubbed The Rock.
The company said the first customer installations are planned for the end of 2015.
The new build will bring the total Ashburn campus size to 290,000 sq ft and the company’s total US footprint close to 1 m sq ft. The company’s first data center in Ashburn, VA1, was built in 2012. Since then RagingWire has purchased 78 acres of land in the area with plans to build more than 2 m sq ft of data center space.
RagingWire recently added 39,000 sq ft of turn-key data center space in VA1 and has recently added a third facility – CA3 - to its Sacramento campus, where first customer installations are scheduled for the end of 2014.
RagingWire’s SVP and chief revenue officer Doug Adams said the company is expanding its capacity in both Virginia and California by bringing on new data centers. Adams also confirmed the company is planning to enter new markets in the US.