DuPont Fabros Pays $58 Million for AOL Center

DuPont Fabros, the Washington, D.C.-based technology real estate specialist, has paid $58 million to acquire a 230,000 square foot northern Virginia data center built by America Online, the Washington Post reports. DuPont Fabros, which recently sold five data centers to Digital Realty Trust for $92 million, expects to have a tenant for the facility by the fall.

The Post also reports that Fortress Technologies (formerly DataCentersNow) has leased its Manassas site, which has been vacant since 2001.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.