600 Business and Civic Leaders Join RagingWire for the Grand Opening Celebration of Its CA3 Data Center in Sacramento, California

180,000 square foot facility with 14 megawatts of power and 70,000 square feet of server space joins the Nexcenter global data center portfolio of NTT Communications

Sacramento, Calif.
April 16, 2015

RagingWire Data Centers, the premier data center provider in the United States and an NTT Communications (NTT Com) group company, cut the ribbon today on its new data center known as California Sacramento 3 or CA3.  The ribbon cutting took place at a gala event, one of the largest in the history of the industry, attended by over 600 business and civic leaders from around the world.

RagingWire CA3 data center - ribbon cutting

The 180,000 square foot CA3 facility with 14 megawatts of power and 70,000 square feet of server space, is fully integrated with RagingWire’s 500,000 square foot data center campus in Sacramento made up of the California Sacramento 1 (CA1) and the California Sacramento 2 (CA2) facilities.  CA3 also immediately becomes a featured site in the NexcenterTM global data center platform of NTT Com.

“Today is a big day for RagingWire, our customers, and our partners,” said George Macricostas, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of RagingWire Data Centers.  “The CA3 data center is the next step in RagingWire’s U.S. expansion and a new component for the global data center portfolio of NTT Communications.  CA3 is truly a world-class data center.”

In 2014, RagingWire joined the NTT Communications family of companies, expanding the U.S. data center footprint within NTT Com’s global portfolio of over 130 data centers.  In addition to the $350 million investment in RagingWire, NTT Com made a strategic commitment to RagingWire by funding the company’s growth plan and leveraging RagingWire’s patented data center technologies, expertise, and exceptional customer experience and service model.  The combined data center portfolios of RagingWire, NTT Com, and other NTT Com companies including Netmagic in India, Gyron in the U.K., and e-shelter in Germany creates a global data center platform to address the high demand for data center colocation services worldwide.

RagingWire CA3 data center grand opening

“Congratulations to RagingWire on the opening of the new CA3 data center in Northern California,” said Akira Arima, CEO of NTT Communications.  “RagingWire has been a strategic addition to the NTT Communications family of companies.  We look forward to working with you to deliver information and communications technology solutions worldwide.”

RagingWire was honored to have many senior executives from NTT Communications and the NTT Group attend the opening celebration. 

Attending from the NTT Com companies were:

  • Akira Arima, CEO of NTT Communications
  • Katsumi Nakata, Executive Vice President of Global Strategy and RagingWire Board Member 
  • Kazuhiro Gomi, President and CEO NTT America, Board Member NTT Communications, and RagingWire Board Member
  • Motoo Tanaka, Senior Vice President Cloud Services and RagingWire Board Member
  • Ron Haigh, President of Virtela
  • Robin Balen, Managing Director of Gyron
  • Mike Barch, Senior Vice President of NTT Com Security
  • Takahiro Sumimoto, CEO of Pacific Crossing
  • Rupprecht Rittweger, CEO of e-shelter

Attending from NTT Group were:

  • Steven Madick, Vice President Engineering at Nexus, representing Dimension Data
  • Sandip Gupta, Vice President and Head of Cloud Services NTT DATA
  • Masahiko Kanai, CEO of NTT FACILITIES USA
  • Kenneth Rapoport, Founder and CEO of Electronic Environments Corporation
  • Srini Koushik, President and CEO of the NTT Innovation Institute

The CA3 data center further extends RagingWire’s position as the largest data center campus in the state of California.  Combined, CA1, CA2, and the new CA3 total 680,000 square feet of space and 52.7 megawatts of critical power.  The entire campus features RagingWire’s patented 2N+2® design, a 100% availability SLA (service level agreement), extensive telecommunications, N-MatrixTM data center infrastructure management software, 24x7 onsite support, and a proven operational model for delivering superior performance. 

RagingWire’s massive Sacramento data center footprint is ideal for Bay Area and Silicon Valley companies that want to house their computing systems in a seismically safe location that is driving distance from their offices.  Other commercial and government organizations will want to use the CA1/CA2/CA3 campus as a global network node, to distribute application workloads, or as a safe backup to their production systems.

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 nearly 1 million square feet of data center infrastructure in Northern California and Ashburn, Virginia and is affiliated with the global network of 130 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.

About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises.  These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196 countries/regions, and 130 secure data centers worldwide.  NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA. More information is available at www.ntt.com