CoreSite Realty Corporation has announced that it has received final approval from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors to expand the scope of its planned development of its data center campus in Reston, VA.

With the approval of CoreSite’s application to modify zoning requirements, it can now build an incremental 289,000 net rentable sq ft, or an incremental 50 megawatts, of data center capacity for a total of approximately 900,000 net rentable sq ft, or more than 100 megawatts, at full campus build out, to support current and future customer demand in the largest data center market in the world. In addition, CoreSite customers can take advantage of the Virginia Data Center Retail Sales & Use Tax Exemption program towards the purchase of computer equipment and enabling software. CoreSite is the first, and only, data center provider to qualify in Fairfax County.

CoreSite acquired the 21.75-acre light industrial / flex office park in November 2016 to expand its existing Reston, Virginia data center campus. Upon full build out of its Reston expansion, CoreSite’s Northern Virginia data center footprint will comprise almost 1.4 million square feet, extending CoreSite’s position as a leading multi-tenant data center provider in Northern Virginia. CoreSite’s Reston expansion will leverage off of the strong position it has established at its Reston campus with over 175 customers, including access to more than 60 networks and over 50 cloud and IT service providers.

“We are pleased with the opportunity to expand our network-dense, cloud-enabled campus in Reston, through which Fairfax County enterprises have access to world class, cost-effective IT infrastructure and cloud products, and through which clouds, networks and content companies service the Northern Virginia community,” said Juan Font, senior vice president of general management of CoreSite. “Our type of data center campus provides a unique community in which regional technology companies and enterprises with digital services can grow and scale rapidly.”

CoreSite’s Reston campus provides CoreSite’s customers with direct access to leading public cloud on-ramps, including AWS Direct Connect, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute, Alibaba Cloud, and IBM Cloud Direct Link, as well as CoreSite’s Open Cloud Exchange. In addition to its cloud capabilities, CoreSite’s Reston colocation campus provides direct, low-latency network access to and from CoreSite’s data center campus in Washington, D.C., and key network access points along the Eastern Seaboard, enabling networks, cloud providers, and enterprises to scale, improve performance, and reduce costs.