About forty years ago, Ashburn, Virginia was still farmland. Today, Ashburn is a hi-tech hub and is considered the data center capital of the world. With extensive power, land, and fiber-optic communication resources, it’s no wonder that Ashburn is home to Evoque’s Ashburn Data Center.
Here, we’ll take a look at why there are so many data centers in northern Virginia, as well as what makes the Evoque Ashburn Data Center stand out from the crowd.
Why Virginia is a Hot Spot for Data Centers
Of the 186 data centers operating in Virginia in 2019, 166 were located in Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William, and Fauquier counties. This number continues to grow, as more data centers open every year to benefit from Virginia’s unique assets.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) website explains that businesses have sound reasons to choose this area for their data centers, including:
- Sales tax exemption for colocation data centers.
- Reduced business property taxes and reduced equipment taxes.
- Home to the fastest subsea fiber cables.
- Increased access to renewable energy resources.
- Has a high concentration of tech talent.
- Ashburn, VA is home to cloud service providers including Microsoft.
With these benefits, it’s understandable that data centers in VA are poised to provide excellent data solution services to their customers. Seventy percent of global internet traffic alone passes through the Loudoun County jurisdiction.
Evoque’s Ashburn, VA Data Center
In the heart of Loudoun County’s Data Center Alley — not 10 miles from Dulles International Airport — is Ashburn. Evoque’s Data Center located at 21571 Beaumeade Circle, Ashburn, VA 20147, provides an optimal place for data storage and application and asset management.
Ashburn Data Center Features
178,730 sq. ft. facility with two main buildings. This is larger than three football fields. With this size, the center can meet the growth and expansion needs of its clients.
Around-the-clock security and surveillance with cages and locking cabinets.
Cloud connectivity is provided via Megaport. As a carrier neutral data center provider, we work with multiple networks from A to Z (AT&T to Zayo).
2N design with access to over 20 megawatts (MW) of power.
Eight chillers/cooling towers configured in a 2N design are part of Louden county water reclamation program.
Seismic Zone 1 and Minimal Natural Disasters:
Data centers in VA are unlikely to experience severe natural disasters. For example, Ashburn, Virginia is not prone to earthquakes. In fact, Virginia itself experiences fewer earthquakes than other states in the United States. Since Ashburn is more inland, hurricanes are not common and it is considered a low-risk hurricane zone.
Like Evoque’s other data centers throughout the United States, the Ashburn location benefits from Evoque’s partnership with ExteNet to optimize the client experience by providing added speed and interconnection flexibility.
The Ashburn, VA Data Center Can Give Your Business the Edge
With minimal natural disaster risk, a secure building, plentiful energy, and strict safety regulations, the Evoque Data Center in Ashburn is a safe place that allows for uninterrupted, carrier-neutral cloud connectivity businesses can count on for their data storage and operational needs.
Like Evoque’s other colocation data centers, the Ashburn location offers edge computing potential and can up your application performance with cost-effective support. With our unique multi-generation infrastructure approach to workload placement backed by secure data storage, Evoque Ashburn is the ideal location for organizations seeking to deploy hybrid cloud environments.
For more information on our Ashburn Data Center and how it helps businesses manage their data, explore our brief.
So while Ashburn may not be known for growing corn and soybeans anymore, it certainly has the right technological sunlight and soil to help enterprises scale, reach the world and reap rewards.