RagingWire Completes VA1 Data Center Build-out in Ashburn with an Additional 39,000 Square Feet of Floor Space and 8.1MW of Critical IT Power

Three new turn-key vaults designed for high density power and 100% availability, backed by superior connectivity and operations now in the heart of Data Center Alley

Ashburn, Va.
September 24, 2014

RagingWire Data Centers, the nation’s premier data center provider and an NTT Communications group company, announced today it is making available for sales the final phase of its VA1 data center in Ashburn Virginia. This phase contains 39,000 square feet of data center floor space comprised of 3 PODs known as Vault 3, Vault 4, and Vault 5. These vaults are approximately 35% pre-sold, reflecting strong demand for RagingWire’s 100% available, high-density power colocation solutions.

RagingWire's new turn-key and buid-to-suit data centers in Virginia.

The new RagingWire vaults were designed to support large-scale, enterprise-grade computing. Each vault has 13,000 square feet of high density raised floor space and 2.7MW of critical IT power. Vault 3 and Vault 4 are now available and ready for turn-key or build-to-suit data center solutions. Vault 5 has been sold to a large global information technology company. The 18,000 square foot Vault 1 and the 13,000 square foot Vault 2, which were previously announced, are sold out.

“RagingWire is proud to be part of Data Center Alley and thrilled with the exceptional customer adoption of our VA1 data center,” said Doug Adams, Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer at RagingWire. “Our new vaults in Ashburn, Virginia are attracting commercial, government, and cloud enterprises that require wholesale data center space with exceptional customer service and a mission-critical operational model. The Northern Virginia market continues to show strong demand and we are committed to growing our presence in this market.”

According to 451 Research, the Northern Virginia multi-tenant data center market, with 3.2 million square feet of data center space, is nearly tied with New York-Northern New Jersey for the top market in the United States. The driving forces for data center growth in Northern Virginia have been abundant fiber, cost-effective and reliable power from Dominion Virginia Power, tax incentive programs from the Commonwealth of Virginia, proactive support from Loudoun County, and a robust infrastructure of highways and airports. This market has been called Data Center Alley for having the highest concentration of the best data centers in the country.

“Northern Virginia has grown to be one of the top colocation markets in the United States, and we believe that by early next year it will overtake NY/NJ as the largest US multi-tenant data center market in the US,” said Michael Levy, Senior Analyst at 451 Research. “RagingWire has established itself as a top competitor in the Northern Virginia market, and the firm’s new capacity will enable it to continue to deliver wholesale and retail data center colocation solutions to meet the strong market demand there.”

RagingWire - wholesale data center in Ashburn, Virginia

The 150,000 square foot VA1 data center, known as “The BoltTM” because of its unique lightning bolt shape, has a total of five vaults and offers 14.4MW of critical IT power, 7,500 square feet of customer office and amenity space, massive carrier neutral telecommunications capacity, and extensive physical security systems. The data center design features RagingWire’s patented 2N+2® architecture which delivers 100% availability of high density power even during a utility outage. The company has been recognized with the highest customer loyalty in the industry as measured by the Net Promoter Score®.;

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 has over 800,000 square feet of data center infrastructure in Northern California and Ashburn, Virginia and is affiliated with the global network of 150 data centers under the NexcenterTM brand operated by NTT Communications. RagingWire’s patented power delivery systems and EPA ENERGY STAR rated facilities lead the data center market in reliability and efficiency. With flexible colocation solutions for retail and wholesale buyers, a carrier neutral philosophy, and the highest customer loyalty in the industry as measured by the Net Promoter Score®, RagingWire meets the needs of top internet, enterprise, and government organizations. More information is available at www.ragingwire.com.