Sabey Plans Huge Data Center Campus in Ashburn
June 22nd, 2011 By: Rich Miller
Seattle-based Sabey Data Center Properties continues its national expansion plans. Today the company announced plans to build a huge data center in Ashburn, Virginia, one of the nation’s leading data center hubs. Sabey said it will begin construction this summer on a 490,000 square-foot data center campus on 38 acres of land it has acquired in Ashburn.
The Intergate.Ashburn campus will feature three buildings offering “turn-key” wholesale and powered shell data center products in both multi and single-tenant layouts, the company said. The site will be supported with over 70 megawatts of power.
The expansion in northern Virginia comes just days after Sabey announced plans to enter the New York market with the acquisition of 375 Pearl Street, a 1 million square foot former Verizon central office in Manhattan.
“Ashburn is another critical node in the array of data centers that Sabey is assembling to serve its customer base,” said John Sabey, President of Sabey Data Center Properties. “We are excited to expand into one of the most dynamic data center areas in the world. Ashburn is a prime location that delivers many of the qualities our clients are looking for.
“With campuses in the New York City and Washington DC metro areas, we are significantly enhancing our strategic presence and capacity as a national provider of data centers,” Sabey added.
The new construction will continue the building boom in Ashburn, which is also a major data center hub for Digital Realty Trust, Equinix, DuPont Fabros Technology, Verizon Business and AT&T. The activity in Ashburn is driven by strong demand, which continues to outpace the supply of new space. Digital Realty estimates that there is at last 38 megawatts of data center requirements seeking a home in northern Virginia, compared to 27 megawatts of current supply.
Sabey has more than 20 years of experience in the data center business and is perhaps the largest provider of hydro-powered facilities in the United States. Its properties include the huge Intergate.East and Intergate.West developments in the Seattle suburb of Tukwila and the Intergate.Columbia project in Wenatchee, Wash. Sabey is also building a data center complex in Quincy, Wash. that will be called Intergate.Quincy.
Sabey’s current tenants include Microsoft Corporation, JP Morgan Chase, Savvis, Internap, VMware and T-Mobile.
It is amazing to have watched the growth of Ashburn as a data center cluster over the past decade and I have wondered for a couple of years when risk managers are going to seriously look at how many eggs are in that ‘basket’.
It has been hard to argue against going there as an operator (although we did – too risky for a number of reasons) but the number of mission critical assets in that 10 square mile area is impressive and scary at the same time.
It’s still great to see the investments still coming into the industry given the global economic climate.
PGTPosted June 24th, 2011
Its not mentioned here, but the local news website LoudounTimes.com describes the facility as “east of Sycolin Rd, north of the Greenway and near the power substation”. Looking at a map, that puts it between two LuckStone quarries and Goose Creek and near the end of the runway of Loudoun Executive Airport. Also, I believe that is considered Leesburg (west of Goose Creek), NOT Ashburn but of course readers here wouldn’t recognize Leesburg as readily as Ashburn.
OpenbandsucksPosted June 24th, 2011
Welcome to Loudoun County where the tech corridor to the world, where Openband gives the worst tech service I ever saw and residents are locked in for a 100 year contract.
PGTPosted June 24th, 2011
What does OpenBand have to do with this article? M.C. Dean owns OpenBand….call their CEO if you have an issue.