CyrusOne’s Northern Virginia data center is now up and running. The first 30,000 square feet of colocation space has been commissioned within seven months of the company breaking ground on the first 125,000 square foot building in Sterling. The building will have up to 12 megawatts of critical load.
The data center is CyrusOne’s first foray into the Northern Virginia market, home to one of the world’s largest clusters of data center real estate.
CyrusOne is a major player with a footprint of 1 million square feet of space in over 25 data centers across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Much of its capacity is concentrated in Texas, Ohio, and Phoenix.
There is a big opportunity to cross-sell the Virginia space to those existing customers, as well as to new potential customers, as Northern Virginia is a major Internet traffic hub in the country, 70 percent of all traffic passing through.
A third of the new phase was pre-leased last month to a Fortune 50. The unnamed company is an existing CyrusOne customer.
At full build, the 14-acre site is expected to accommodate a shell of approximately 400,000 square feet with up to 240,000 square feet of colocation space, 36,000 square feet of Class A office space, and up to 48 megawatts of critical load.
“By expanding our footprint on the East Coast, we can better meet the expectations of our future and existing customers in this region," Tesh Durvasula, chief commercial officer at CyrusOne, said in a statement.
The Northern Virginia market continues to see both new builds, customer activity, and healthy growth on top of over 5.1 million square feet of existing data center space.
RagingWire also has an upcoming Northern Virginia data center and has announced a strong sales pipeline there. The Equinix campus does extremely well, known for its connectivity and noting private links as its fastest growing business segment.
CoreSite expressed a lot of optimism in the market ahead of opening of its second facility. DuPont Fabros revealed an existing customer subleased the 13 megawatts of capacity vacated by Yahoo at its ACC4 data center in Ashburn.