Raging Wire Expands in Northern Virginia

A look at the interior of one of the RagingWire data centers in Sacramento. The company has acquired a new data center in northern Virginia.

RagingWire Enterprise Solutions has gone national. The Sacramento, Calif.-based colocation provider has acquired a data center building in Northern Virginia, providing the company with a data center footprint on both coasts of the U.S. RagingWire did not identify the location of the new facility.

The new facility is a 140,000 square foot building that includes more than 70,000 square feet of raised floor space. With power capacity of 14.4 megawatts, it can support power densities of up to 250 watts per square foot. The Virginia sata center boosts RagingWire’s total available data center space to 610,000 square feet nationally.

“We’ve experienced incredible demand from our clients for more capacity and numerous requests for a RagingWire data center on the East Coast,” said Yatish Mishra, president and CEO of RagingWire. “This is an exciting milestone for the company to expand to a national footprint to support our large enterprise, e-commerce, cloud, and social media clients.”

Now Has Three Data Centers

RagingWire currently operates a 220,000 square foot data center, and has just completed a new 250,000 square foot data center nearby. In February the company secured $75 million in credit facilities, saying it would help fund expansion at “other sites under consideration.”

With the new site, RagingWire joins a growing number of colocation providers expanding their infrastructure to include facilities on both coasts. This East-West footprint is desirable for disaster recovery and for supporting national and global audiences.

“Any company with high profile clientele has to consider expanding its footprint in order to extend the redundancy and access points to those customers,” said Antonio Piraino, from Tier 1 Research. “RagingWire is positioning itself to be a worthy national contender with this move.”

RagingWire becomes the fourth company in the last week to initiate a data center expansion in northern Virginia, following announcements of land purchases by Digital Realty Trust and DuPont Fabros, and the announcement that PAETEC has acquired a facility in McLean.

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About the Author

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.

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