12 Apr Wholesale Data Center in Richmond Virginia
Digital Fortress is pleased to offer a premium purpose-built data center and 75-acre private campus in Richmond, VA. The campus, located in Richmond, VA, is unique from concept to construction with compliance, security, and reliability as the main objectives for its design.
The Richmond data center is the largest wholesale data center in Digital Fortress’ eastern United States portfolio, offering immediate availability and access to 4.2MW of power, scalable to 25MW on the existing data center.
A key feature of the facility is that it is hidden in plain sight. The data center is situated in a cleared and protected wooded area, not visible from nearby traffic corridors. The campus offers a private road leading to the facility where all visitors are greeted and carefully screened in a separate visitor building. From there, security personnel validate all visitors for entry into the data center and its feature-rich data center halls.
With privacy and security, a main concern, Digital Fortress Richmond is a Gold LEED certified building designed to Tier III standards, offering fully redundant MEP in an N+1 concurrently maintainable configuration.
The 242,000 square foot building offers 18,270 square feet of ready built-out white space in a single data hall. Plus, an additional 196,625 square feet of shell and core space scalable to a total 25 MWs of IT load – offering the ideal location for a dedicated future data hall, available in just twenty weeks.
A key feature of the location is the low-cost and abundance of power, offered at just $0.05 per kWh. The ready for service building boasts an array of amenities including Class A office space for up to 120 employees, common kitchen and lounge area, a designed IT stage and build room, a dedicated loading dock and offers dedicated parking to tenants and visitors.
Connectivity is also a prime feature of the building and its location. The building is served by redundant critical services with diverse connectivity to fiber with two physically separate demarcation points directly into the building. A newly constructed 6-way underground secure duct system with full east/west diverse paths to major fiber providers is accessible from dual entry points in the building as well. In addition, new diverse 288 count fiber construction is available within Meadowville Park Road, providing low latency and direct access to Virginia Beach cable landing stations just 4ms away.
Digital Fortress’ Richmond data center is an ideal disaster recovery destination in Northern Virginia. It is the closest data center market to Virginia Beach, a premier destination for submarine cable landing stations, enabling customers access to Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe routes – enabling a high speed and reliable connectivity to the rest of the world.