COPT

COPT Signs 2MW Deal in Northern Virginia

The COPT DC-6 data center in Manassas, Virginia. (Photo:

Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) has signed a 2 megawatt lease at its COPT-DC 6 data center in Manassas, Virginia, the company said today. The new tenant was identified as a “Fortune 100 Global consumer electronics and technology company.” Read More

Video Tour: COPT’s PowerLoft Data Center

Power Loft is a data center in Manassas, Virginia that was an early adopter of a two-story design that separates the raised-floor data halls from the supporting power and cooling infrastructure. n this video, COPT’s Jim Coakley takes you on a tour of one facility and explains the design of Power Loft. Read More

The Building as an Air Handler

A data center building design for a UK project demonstrating airflow optimization.

We’ve recently seen a number of two-story data centers design the entire structure to optimize airflow to take advantage of free cooling. Researcher James Hamilton of Amazon highlights another example in a new UK project. Read More

Power Loft Bought by Corporate Office REIT

The Power Loft data center in Manassas, Virginia has been acquired by Corporate Office Properties Trust for $115 million. The deal highlights the continued interest in the northern Virginia data center market, especially for the government sector. Read More

A Closer Look at Power Loft’s Design

This video provides a detailed look at the two-story design of the new Power Loft data center, which separates the server rooms from the power and cooling infrastructure, allowing clients to run power densities of up to 300 watts a square foot. Read More

Horizon’s Expansion Begins at Power Loft

Lance Smith, CEO of Horizon Data Center Solutions, stands in front of the Power Loft data center in  Manassas, Va., where the company will begin its East Coast expansion.

Horizon Data Center Solutions has leased space at the new Power Loft data center in Manassas, Va. as the first step in an ambitious national expansion. CEO Lance Smith says Horizon plans to have a data center footprint in three key markets – Texas, northern Virginia and California. Read More