Globalinx Data Centers Establishes Carrier-Neutral Data Center Campus In VA
Data center campus provides terrestrial and subsea access, including direct connectivity to the MAREA and BRUSA subsea cables.
Globalinx Data Centers has announced a new, three-phased data center campus in close proximity to the Telxius Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Virginia Beach.
Globalinx’s data center campus comprises initially of Phase-I, located in the Corporate Landing Business Park at 1632 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach. The facility is a 10,750 sq-ft facility built upon a private 11.5-acre campus. The data center is equipped with high-capacity space for network carriers, subsea operators, enterprises and hyperscale providers to colocation their networking equipment in a secure location and interconnect in the building Meet-Me-Room (MMR). The facility offers direct access to multiple subsea cable systems and terrestrial networks, and has access to more than 30MWs of scalable critical power provided by Dominion Energy through two independent substations. Corporate Landing Business Park has been officially certified as a data center site by Dominion Energy.
“By building a carrier-neutral colocation facility in Corporate Landing Park, Globalinx is providing a platform essential for facilitating interconnections between subsea capacity and terrestrial fiber networks,” said Warren Harris, director of Economic Development Board of City of Virginia Beach. “This further advances our goal of making Virginia Beach a truly ‘Digital Port’ city, and will help attract additional subsea projects to Virginia Beach for true diversity from the subsea cable systems in the New York-New Jersey region.”
The progressive data center design offers multi-phase expansion capability. On the heels of this Phase-I announcement, Globalinx has also commenced the design and planning work for Phase-II. Once completed, the Globalinx Data Center Virginia Beach campus will encompass more than 150,000 square feet of colocation data center space offered with variable power densities to meet customers’ requirements.
“We are proud to support Globalinx and its new data center campus in Virginia Beach. We are ready to provide reliable energy to the Globalinx data center campus at extremely competitive rates in the country,” said Stan Blackwell, director of customer service & strategic partnerships of Dominion Energy.
Globalinx Data Center Campus Overview:
- Over 150,000 sq ft of data center space
- Tier-III data center design
- Direct access to subsea cable system landings in Virginia Beach
- MAREA – A subsea cable owned by Facebook, Microsoft, and Telxius (a subsidiary of Telefónica) with connectivity from Virginia Beach to Spain
- BRUSA – A subsea cable also owned by Telxius, will connect Virginia Beach to Puerto Rico and Brazil in the first quarter of 2018
- International, national and local fiber connectivity with multiple paths to Northern Virginia, and southern and western key connectivity hubs
- Fiber at or near site includes Level 3 Communications, Windstream, MBC, Lumos, and Metro Fiber Networks
- Secured and fortified perimeter fence
- Colocation cabinets, cages, and private suites
- Cabinet density range from 2kW to 15kW per cabinet
- Located 17 feet above sea level
- Outside of the 500-year flood-zone
- 24×7 site access
- 24×7 remote hands service
“Virginia Beach offers some of the most attractive incentives for data centers in the country,” comments Greg Twitt, founder and president, Globalinx. “The appeal of competitive tax rates and local incentives combined with robust power capabilities at truly reasonable rates is amplified by access to two of the most modern subsea cable systems ever to be built. No other location along the Eastern Seaboard offers this opportunity, making Virginia Beach the number one destination for mid-Atlantic connectivity between North America, South America, Europe, and North Africa.”