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Equinix Ashburn Campus
21715 Filligree Court
Ashburn, VA 20147
Located in Ashburn: Data Center Alley
  • 573,032 Gross SqFt
  • 37.0 Megawatts

Equinix's Ashburn campus consists of many buildings (table below) arranged in a campus environment. A simple cross-connect will reach any other building on the campus.

RagingWire Ashburn VA3
21583 Megawatt Drive
Ashburn VA 20147
Located in Ashburn: Data Center Alley
  • 245,000 Gross SqFt
  • 16.0 Megawatts

RagingWire's Ashburn VA3 Data Center is phase one of the massive Ashburn Data Center Campus development which can accommodate six buildings on the 76.5 acre site.

Iron Mountain Northern Virginia (Manassas)
11650 Hayden Rd
Manassas, VA 20109
  • 100,000 Gross SqFt
  • 10.5 Megawatts

Announced in March 2016, Iron Mountain’s Manassas data center in Prince William County will include four buildings totaling 915,000 square feet and 60 MW of power. The campus is 83 acres.

  • VA-1, the first building on the campus, is a 165,000Sqft facility with 10.5 MW of power.
Digital Realty Loudoun Ashburn Campus
43881 Devin Shafron Drive
Ashburn, VA 20146
Located in Ashburn: Data Center Alley
  • 80.0 Megawatts
  • 1,700,000 Building SqFt

The Digital Ashburn (Loudoun) Campus is 98 acres and consists of 9 datacenters. There are at least 37 suites within nine buildings on the Loudoun Exchange campus.

CoreSite Reston Campus VA1 VA2
12100 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191
  • 285,000 Gross SqFt
  • 25.0 Megawatts

VA1 and VA2 are on Sunrise Valley Drive in Reston. VA2 was built in the parking lot of the original VA1 data center.


Northern Virginia (otherwise known as NoVa) is the largest data center market in the United States. The region is also one of the best-connected metros in the United States, particularly around Ashburn, VA.

What is Northern Virginia?

Northern Virginia (also known as NoVa) includes Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William Counties. In addition, we added Washington DC to the region as it offers an alternative fiber path.

Data Center Alley in Loudoun

  • Data Center Alley is a concentration of data centers in Loudoun County along the Dulles Greenway (267), which (includes Ashburn, Sterling, and Leesburg.)
  • Ashburn is the heart of the Data Center Alley and the Equinix campus in Ashburn is the driver of the area’s connectivity and data center boom. Many providers cluster around the Equinix Ashburn campus to provide access to to the network ecosystem.
  • Digital Realty acquired Dupont Fabros in 2017 which gave it Dupont's multi-building campus that is adjacent to Equinix Ashburn.
  • There is a land rush and building boom in Loudoun County as companies scoop up the last remaining land around Ashburn.
  • Sterling is adjacent to Ashburn and hosts a number of providers: QTS, Infomart, and Cyxtera, and CyrusOne.
  • As land becomes expensive and scarce in Ashburn, data center developers are looking West to the Leesburg area. Two new Leesburg data center projects are in process.
    • Google (acquired 58 acres to build a data center near the Dulles Greenway)
    • Compass is building on 105 acres on the South side of Dulles Greenway.

Fairfax County

  • Fairfax County (which includes Herndon, Reston, Vienna, and Tysons) typically has older data centers. For example, the original MAE-East was located at 8100 Boone Blvd in Vienna.
  • CoreSite is an active developer of new floor space in Reston. CoreSite as recently announced the development of VA3 near their existing campus in Reston




Top Data Center Providers in Northern Virginia

Sites Sites Gross SqFt Gross SqFt Power (MW) Power (MW)
Digital Realty Trust 30 3,105,260 534.25
Equinix 16 1,143,574 119.60
Cyxtera Technologies 6 556,457 56.40
RagingWire 2 535,000 44.40
CyrusOne 5 406,945 59.10
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Largest Data Centers in Northern Virginia

Gross SqFt Gross SqFt Power (MW) Power (MW)
Equinix Ashburn Campus 573,032 37.00
21625 Gresham (ACC7) Digital Realty 446,000 41.60
44521 Hastings (ACC4) Digital Realty 360,000 36.40
44480 Hastings (ACC4) Digital Realty 347,000 36.40
21745 Sir Timothy (ACC9) Digital Realty 326,000 28.80
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Data Center Construction in Northern Virginia

Company Region Name Site Name Building SqFt Gross SqFt Power (MWs) Estimated Launch
CloudHQ Northern Virginia CloudHQ Ashburn Campus 132787 14.0
Northstar Commercial Partners Northern Virginia Northstar Sterling 400000 Apr 03 2019
Compass Northern Virginia Compass Loudoun County 6.0
Total 532787 0 20.0


March 2019

Cush and Wake Marketbeat for Northern Virginia (Spring 2019)

January 2019

Prince William Country Data Center brochure

December 2018

JLL's Northern Virginia data center outlook (H2 2018)

Map of data centers immediately surrounding the Equinix campus and Beaumeade Circle.
The lot currently has a 211,125-square-foot, two-story church, child care center, and
private school building.
150,000 square foot VA1 data center is an EPA's ENERGY STAR certified facility with 14.4 megawatts of high density critical IT power.
RagingWire has spent money to money to build in data center amenities and good aesthetics. The lobby of VA3 is no exception.
The 78-acre fenced campus can support up to 7 buildings with a total critical power load of 108 MW.
RagingWire plans 7 buildings on the campus. VA3, VA4, VA5, VA6, VA7, VA8, and VA9.
Suites available as of 2017
The inertia flywheel provides conditioned uninterrupted power to data center equipment
Ready for a customer deployment
The site was previously built and operated by Infomart before rebranding to STACK in January 2019.
Photo taken in September 2018
Satellite view of the Digital Realty Trust's new building and its proximity to Equinix Ashburn, and Cologix's new site
Map of data centers immediately surrounding the Equinix campus and Beaumeade Circle.
Ashburn Data Center Cluster Map

Map of data centers immediately surrounding the Equinix campus and Beaumeade Circle.

The lot currently has a 211,125-square-foot, two-story church, child care center, and
private school building.
Cologix Land Acquisition in Ashburn
Posted in Cologix Ashburn ASH1

The lot currently has a 211,125-square-foot, two-story church, child care center, and
private school building.

Source: Board of Supervisors
The Christian Fellowship Church will be Converted into a Cologix Data Center
Posted in Cologix Ashburn ASH1
Aerial View of Digital Realty's Ashburn Campus
Posted in Digital Realty Loudoun Ashburn Campus
IAD50, 60, and 71
Posted in Amazon IAD71
Entrance and Campus View
Posted in Equinix Culpeper Campus
150,000 square foot VA1 data center is an EPA's ENERGY STAR certified facility with 14.4 megawatts of high density critical IT power.
Layout Diagram of VA1 Building
Posted in RagingWire Ashburn VA1/VA2

150,000 square foot VA1 data center is an EPA's ENERGY STAR certified facility with 14.4 megawatts of high density critical IT power.

Source: RagingWire
Computer Room Inside VA1
Posted in RagingWire Ashburn VA1/VA2 Source: RagingWire
Proposed Campus Layout
Posted in CloudHQ Ashburn Campus
Exterior View
Posted in CloudHQ Manassas MCC1 Source: CloudHQ
VA-1 Launch Event in September 2017
Posted in Iron Mountain Northern Virginia (Manassas) Source: WTOP
Drone shot of the facility on 9340 Godwin Drive
Posted in QTS Manassas
The Manassas facility as construction was completing in February 2019
Posted in QTS Manassas
RagingWire has spent money to money to build in data center amenities and good aesthetics. The lobby of VA3 is no exception.
Lobby of VA3
Posted in RagingWire Ashburn VA3

RagingWire has spent money to money to build in data center amenities and good aesthetics. The lobby of VA3 is no exception.

Source: RagingWire
The 78-acre fenced campus can support up to 7 buildings with a total critical power load of 108 MW.
Planned Ashburn Campus Building Layout
Posted in RagingWire Ashburn VA3

The 78-acre fenced campus can support up to 7 buildings with a total critical power load of 108 MW.

Source: RagingWire
RagingWire plans 7 buildings on the campus. VA3, VA4, VA5, VA6, VA7, VA8, and VA9.
Ashburn Campus Building Overview
Posted in RagingWire Ashburn VA3

RagingWire plans 7 buildings on the campus. VA3, VA4, VA5, VA6, VA7, VA8, and VA9.

Source: RagingWire
Satellite View Next to IAD74
Posted in Amazon IAD-73
AWS Facility IAD-73
Posted in Amazon IAD-73
Front Gate
Posted in COPT DC-6
Campus View
Posted in COPT DC-6
DC6 Substation Connections
Posted in COPT DC-6
Suites available as of 2017
DC6 Suites
Posted in COPT DC-6

Suites available as of 2017

Main Distribution Switchgear
Posted in COPT DC-6
The inertia flywheel provides conditioned uninterrupted power to data center equipment
HITEC Flywheel
Posted in COPT DC-6

The inertia flywheel provides conditioned uninterrupted power to data center equipment

Ready for a customer deployment
An Empty Data Hall
Posted in COPT DC-6

Ready for a customer deployment

Outside of "The Vault"
Posted in QTS Moran (The Vault) Source: QTS
Drone photo of the Ashburn-Moran facility
Posted in QTS Moran (The Vault) Source: QTS
AWS Facility IAD-74
Posted in Amazon IAD-74
The site was previously built and operated by Infomart before rebranding to STACK in January 2019.
STACK Ashburn Site Layout
Posted in STACK Northern Virginia

The site was previously built and operated by Infomart before rebranding to STACK in January 2019.

Source: Stack Infra
Artist Rendering of Infomart Ashburn
Posted in STACK Northern Virginia Source: Infomart Data Centers
Infomart Ashburn Lobby
Posted in STACK Northern Virginia Source: Infomart Data Centers
Planned 5 Building Campus
Posted in Vantage Ashburn
Rendering of one of the Ashburn Vantage data centers
Posted in Vantage Ashburn
Photo taken in September 2018
First Ashburn Facility Under Construction
Posted in Vantage Ashburn

Photo taken in September 2018

Source: Vantage Data Centers
Outside of 1275 K Street - DC's Carrier Hotel
Posted in CoreSite DC1 - 1275 K Street NW
Entrance to CoreSite's DC1
Posted in CoreSite DC1 - 1275 K Street NW Source: CoreSite
424-Acre Lot to the West of Dulles Airport
Posted in Digital Realty Dulles Source: CBRE
MWAA Aerial View of 424-Acre Parcel
Posted in Digital Realty Dulles Source: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority
Satellite view of the Digital Realty Trust's new building and its proximity to Equinix Ashburn, and Cologix's new site
DRT Acquired 21780 Filigree in May 2019
Posted in 21780 Filigree: Digital Realty

Satellite view of the Digital Realty Trust's new building and its proximity to Equinix Ashburn, and Cologix's new site

Equinix DC11 at Night
Posted in Equinix Ashburn Campus Source: Equinix
Equinix DC6
Posted in Equinix Ashburn Campus Source: PARADIGM
DC6 Under Construction
Posted in Equinix Ashburn Campus Source: PARADIGM
DC6 Under Construction
Posted in Equinix Ashburn Campus Source: PARADIGM
aerial view of the CyrusOne Sterling II Data Center Near Ashburn
Posted in CyrusOne Northern Virginia Sterling I, II, III Source: CyrusOne
Location of Building J on Campus
Posted in 44100 Digital Loudoun Plaza (Bldg J) Source: DRT
Outside of Building J
Posted in 44100 Digital Loudoun Plaza (Bldg J) Source: DRT
View of VA2 from the Entrance of VA1
Posted in CoreSite Reston Campus VA1 VA2
Conference Room in VA2
Posted in CoreSite Reston Campus VA1 VA2 Source: CoreSite
Lobby of VA2
Posted in CoreSite Reston Campus VA1 VA2 Source: CoreSite
CoreSite VA3 Under Construction
Posted in CoreSite Reston VA3 Source: CoreSite
Under Construction at 22271 Broderick Drive in Ashburn
Posted in QTS Ashburn 1 Source: QTS
Site Plan Diagram of QTS's Ashburn 1 Site
Posted in QTS Ashburn 1 Source: QTS
Aerial View of QTS's Ashburn Data Center
Posted in QTS Ashburn 1
Pre-Construction Rendering of the Facility at 22271 Broderick Drive
Posted in QTS Ashburn 1