Washington DC Area

More Big Deals Lurking in Virginia?

It’s been a surprisingly strong year leasing of data center activity in northern Virginia, with more than 25 megawatts of leasing in the first half of 2012, according to a market update from Jim Kerrigan at Avison Young, who says there could be more large deals in the pipeline. Read More

DreamHost Goes East, Expands With RagingWire

The new RagingWire data center in northern Virginia features colorful, branded air handler units. DreamHost will be the facility's anchor tenant. (Photo: RagingWire)

Los Angeles-based web hosting company DreamHost is expanding its operations to the East Coast, where it become an anchor tenant in RagingWire Data Centers’ new data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia. The expansion is part of a broader effort by DreamHost to improve its reliability and boost network performance for global customers. Read More

Data Center Building Boom Continues in Ashburn

Is it news to say that the data center business is booming in Ashburn, Virginia? Recent groundbreakings, facility openings and leases make it clear that Ashburn’s prominent place in the geography of the data center industry continues undiminished. Read More

Equinix, Carpathia Team on Dulles Data Vault

We’re seeing some interesting partnerships in which multiple companies work together to create a specialized data center facility. An example: a new project announced today in Dulles, Virginia, where Carpathia Hosting, Equinix and Digital Realty Trust will work together on a 64,000 square foot data vault. Read More

WashPost Profiles Ashburn ‘Data Center Alley’

The Washington Post has a story this morning about the concentration of data centers in Ashburn, Virginia. We have written about Ashburn’s “data center alley” on many occasions, but the Post story includes some numbers that will be of interest to DCK readers. Read More

AFL-CIO Trust Buys Virginia Data Centers

The AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust (BIT) has purchased a five-building complex in northern Virginia for $138.5 million, the trust said this week. The Tyson’s East Office Portfolio located in Tyson’s Corner includes two office buildings and three data centers. Read More

Equinix to Build 10th Facility in Virginia Hub

Colocation and interconnection specialist Equinix will build a 10th International Business Exchange (IBX) data center at its campus in Ashburn, Virginia, the company said today. The company said its DC10 will provide 77,000 square feet of customer floor space, built out in multiple phases Read More

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