Gov. McDonnell Cuts the Ribbon on RagingWire’s Ashburn Virginia Data Center

Over 400 business and government leaders welcome RagingWire to Virginia’s Technology Corridor and Fiber Alley.

ASHBURN, Virginia
July 31, 2012

RagingWire Data Centers, the nation's premier data center provider, hosted a grand opening reception today at its 150,000 square foot data center in Ashburn, Virginia.  Governor Bob McDonnell attended the event and cut the ribbon welcoming RagingWire to Virginia and recognizing the company’s significant achievements in designing, building, and operating world-class data centers.

Gov. McDonnell Cuts the Ribbon on RagingWire’s Ashburn Virginia Data Center

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Chairman and CEO George Macricostas, and Vice Chairman Constantine Macricostas cut the ribbon opening RagingWire’s new data center in Ashburn, Virginia.

“Welcome to Virginia and congratulations on launching this significant new data center in the heart of Virginia’s technology corridor and fiber alley,” said Governor McDonnell. “We are pleased you are joining Virginia’s high tech community and appreciate the investments you are making in the Commonwealth and your efforts to drive business and economic development.”

The event was attended by over 400 business and government leaders. From the Commonwealth of Virginia: Secretary of Technology Jim Duffey, Assistant Secretary of Commerce & Trade Jimmy Rhee, Delegate Tom Rust, State Senator Mark Herring, and Virginia Economic Development Partnership President and CEO, Martin Briley all participated in the event. 

Loudoun County, which was instrumental in RagingWire’s decision to build the new data center in Ashburn, provided significant support to the event. From the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors attendees were: Vice Chairman Janet Clarke (Blue Ridge Supervisor), Supervisor Suzanne Volpe (Algonkian District), Supervisor Ralph Buona (Ashburn District), Supervisor Shawn Williams (Broad Run District), Supervisor Geary Higgins (Catoctin District), Supervisor Matthew Letourneau (Dulles District), and Supervisor Kenneth Reid (Leesburg District). Also from Loudoun County were: Administrator Tim Hemstreet, Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary M. Clemens, Commissioner of the Revenue Robert S. Wertz, Jr., Director of the Department of Economic Development Thomas Flynn and Assistant Director Buddy Rizer, Sheriff Michael Chapman, and Treasurer Roger Zurn.

“RagingWire is grateful for the support of the Virginia business and government community and Loudoun County as we grow our company from coast to coast,” said George Macricostas, chairman, CEO, and founder of RagingWire. “We are committed to attracting Fortune 1000 enterprises, the top .com web businesses, and innovators from cloud computing to software-as-a-service (SaaS) to leverage our 100% available data center in Virginia.”

RagingWire’s new Virginia data center campus was designed for companies looking to build, enhance, or extend their IT infrastructure for East Coast and European operations. The facility features 2N+2 redundancy in its critical facilities infrastructure all the way to the customer’s rack and 21 megawatts of highly available facility power. The campus includes RagingWire’s patented power management system and the most technologically advanced and energy efficient infrastructure available in the data center industry. 

This combination of infrastructure, innovation, and best-practices allows RagingWire to deliver a unique 100% service level agreement (SLA). While other data center colocation providers typically exclude maintenance windows from their service level commitments, RagingWire offers a 100% SLA – even during maintenance windows.

About RagingWire

RagingWire Data Centers provides highly customized and flexible colocation solutions to meet the needs of high-density, data-intensive enterprise companies. RagingWire operates 2N+2 redundant, highly secure data center campuses in Northern California and Northern Virginia engineered to provide 100% availability and highly scalable power and cooling in conjunction with data center services for companies with mission critical IT systems. Customers running their computing systems in RagingWire’s carrier-neutral data centers can reduce operating costs, be more efficient, and improve time to market. More information is available at https://www.ragingwire.com.