RagingWire’s Ashburn data center campus expands to 290,000 square feet and 28 megawatts of power in the top market for data centers in the world
RagingWire Data Centers, the premier data center provider in the United States and an NTT Communications group company, cut the ribbon today on its new data center known as Ashburn VA2. The ribbon cutting took place at a gala event, one of the biggest in the industry this year, attended by over 600 business, technology, and civic leaders from around the world.
VA2, with 140,000 square feet of data center space and 14 megawatts of critical IT power, is designed for large-footprint deployments. The facility features seven turn-key vaults and highly flexible colocation configurations tailored for wholesale data center buyers. One and two megawatt private suites are available, as well as multi-rack cages. The site is fully secured, has multiple conference rooms and a customer lounge, and includes 10,000 square feet of office space which can be included as part of a data center solution. VA2 is fully integrated and fiber connected with RagingWire’s Ashburn VA1 Data Center, expanding the campus to 290,000 square feet and 28 megawatts of power.
“Ashburn has become a ‘must have’ location in the data center portfolios of enterprises seeking to maximize application performance,” said George Macricostas, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of RagingWire. “We designed our new VA2 Data Center and our Ashburn Data Center Campus to be a preferred computing site for the top companies in the world.”
The Ashburn VA2 Data Center is the latest facility to join the global data center platform of NTT Communications, which includes over 140 locations as part of its NexcenterTM brand of data center service. NTT Communications and its affiliate companies are known for delivering seamless information and communications technology (ICT) solutions. These solutions provide innovative services and cutting-edge technologies that transform business, markets, and society, creating new value that exceeds expectations and transcends the boundaries that limit people.
Katsumi Nakata, Senior Executive Vice President of NTT Communications, attended the RagingWire ceremony along with 20 other executives from NTT Communications and its affiliates. According to Mr. Nakata, “We are proud to include RagingWire’s Ashburn VA2 Data Center as part of our global solutions portfolio, helping companies transform and transcend. Congratulations to RagingWire on opening another world-class data center.”
The ribbon cutting program was hosted by Peggy Fox, three-time Emmy award winning multi-media journalist. Speakers included, Douglas Adams, president of RagingWire, Katsumi Nakata from NTT Communications, and special guest Bobbie Kilberg, President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), one of the largest tech associations in the United States.
Kilberg commented, “In our interconnected world, data centers have become fundamental to everything we do and a critical driver of our economy. On behalf of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the over 1,000 companies and organizations we serve – congratulations to the entire RagingWire team on opening the Ashburn VA2 Data Center.”
RagingWire operates nearly 1,000,000 square feet of data center space in the United States. The Sacramento Data Center Campus is the largest commercial data center in the state of California with 680,000 square feet and 53 megawatts of critical IT power. In Ashburn, Virginia, in addition to the VA1 and VA2 data centers, the company has broken ground on a massive 2,000,000 square foot data center campus on 78 acres of land. In the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, RagingWire has begun construction on a new 1,000,000 square foot data center campus on 42 acres of land with plans for the first customers by the end of 2016.
About RagingWire Data Centers
RagingWire Data Centers designs, builds, and operates mission critical data centers that deliver 100% availability and high-density power. The company currently has over 80MW of critical IT load spread across nearly 1 million square feet of data center infrastructure in Northern California and Ashburn, Virginia, with significant growth plans in both locations, Texas, and other top North American data center markets. As an NTT Communications group company, RagingWire is one of the most financially strong companies in the data center industry and is part of the global network of 140 data centers operated by NTT Communications under the NexcenterTM brand. For more information visit www.ragingwire.com.