DataBank, a leading provider of enterprise-class colocation, interconnection, and managed cloud services, has announced it is breaking ground on a 200,000 sq ft data centre in Northern Virginia, the world’s largest data centre market. DataBank’s new facility, IAD3, will be built on the DataBank-owned land adjacent to its current site in Ashburn, VA. IAD3 aims to offer 4MW of power initially with the ability to deliver up to 40MW of power. The facility will be ready for service in Q1 2023.
Northern Virginia has a high concentration of enterprises, technology, cloud computing, hyperscale cloud providers, and content providers that require dense interconnection and proximity to best-in-class data centre infrastructure.
“DataBank is investing extensively across our portfolio nationwide, and IAD3 represents a tremendous opportunity for our clients to take advantage of Ashburn’s location and proximity to 70% of the world’s Internet traffic. This Ashburn data center more than doubles our colocation footprint in Loudoun County, providing a high-quality colocation solution for cloud, content, technology, and Fortune 500 customers,” said Raul Martynek, CEO of DataBank.
DataBank’s facility will incorporate the latest modular design and energy-efficient technologies available today and demonstrates DataBank’s commitment to building environmentally sustainable data center solutions.
Northern Virginia’s Data Centre Alley
According to the company, more than 70% of the world’s internet traffic routes through Northern Virginia’s “Data Centre Alley.” As the velocity and volume of data are rapidly increasing, Web-Scale IT organisations must have access to low latency connectivity coupled with high capacity infrastructure designed to meet stringent compliance and security requirements. IAD3 will bolster DataBank’s significant presence in this region, including its two existing facilities in Ashburn and McLean with a total of 22.5 MW of power across 111,000 sq. ft. of raised floor data centre space.
DataBank is also hosting an event on December 1, 2021, which will feature local dignitaries including Buddy Rizer, executive director of the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development.
DataBank’s facilities are compliant with FedRAMP, HIPAA, PCI-DSS, FISMA, SSAE-18, ITAR, NIST 800-53, Flips 140-2. The company offers the full spectrum of cloud services, including Hybrid, Public, Private, Managed, IaaS, PaaS, Storage as a Service. Its 60+ data centers across 29 markets are all carrier-neutral and collectively support 30,000+ interconnections, along with robust connectivity options such as Metro Transport, Nationwide MPLS, Managed Internet, and Cloud Direct Connect.