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Washington DC Area Data Centres: Supporting Global Connections

Washington DC is home to Fortune 500 companies and some of the most important financial institutions in the world. It also hosts the largest IP peering connection point in North America.

Six of the 60+ CenturyLink data centres are located in metro Washington DC. Combined, the Washington DC data centres supply 329,000 sq/ft of premium colocation space that empowers this vital communications nucleus. Designed to meet strict networking and IT security demands of enterprise, government and financial institutions, the Washington DC data centres offer failsafe critical systems infrastructure, powerful cross connects, and multi-tier security measures that can be augmented for specific security requirements. From these facilities, technology connects markets across the globe.

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DC2: Sterling, VA

Space: 88,489 sf   Power: 6 MW

Tech Specs

DC2: Sterling, VA     Space: 88,489 sf     Power: 6 MW

Real Estate Summary

  • Located near Dulles International and Reagan National Airports; 40 minutes from Washington, D.C.
  • One story building
  • Total building interior (sf) = 88,489
  • Raised floor (inches) = 12

Electrical Summary

  • Dominion Virginia Power provides power feeds
  • Power density minimum (W/sf) = 150
  • Generator configuration = N + 1
  • Total Power Capacity = 6 MW
  • Minimum two fuel replenishing companies

Fire Detection and Suppression Summary

  • VESDA provides early warning detection
  • Pre-Action system utilizes two detection methods; one ionized and one photo electric detector interlocked with the dry pipe sprinkler system

Mechanical Summary

  • Cooling system configuration = N +1
  • CenturyLink manages temperature and humidity to strict ASHRAE standard

DC3: Sterling, VA

Space: 78,671 sf   Power: 8 MW

Tech Specs

DC3: Sterling     Space: 78,671 sf     Power: 8 MW

Real Estate Summary

  • Located near Dulles International and Reagan National Airports; 40 minutes from Washington, D.C.
  • One story building
  • Total building interior(sf) = 78,671
  • Raised floor (inches) = 24

Electrical Summary

  • Dominion Virginia Power provides power feeds
  • Power density minimum (W/sf) = 150
  • Generator configuration = N + 1 + 1
  • Total Power Capacity = 8 MW
  • Minimum two fuel replenishing companies

Fire Detection and Suppression Summary

  • VESDA provides early warning detection
  • Pre-Action system utilizes two detection methods; one ionized and one photo electric detector interlocked with the dry pipe sprinkler system

Mechanical Summary

  • Cooling system configuration = N + 1
  • CenturyLink manages temperature and humidity to strict ASHRAE standard

DC4: Sterling, VA

Space: 135,513 sf   Power: 12 MW

Tech Specs

DC4: Sterling     Space: 135,513 sf     Power: 12 MW

Real Estate Summary

  • Located near Dulles International and Reagan National Airports; 40 minutes from Washington, D.C.
  • One story building
  • Total building interior (sf) = 135,513
  • Raised floor (inches) = 30

Electrical Summary

  • Dominion Virginia Power provides power feeds
  • Power density minimum (W/sf) = 150
  • Generator configuration = N + 1 + 1
  • Total Power Capacity = 12 MW
  • Minimum two fuel replenishing companies

Fire Detection and Suppression Summary

  • VESDA provides early warning detection
  • Pre-Action system utilizes two detection methods; one ionized and one photo electric detector interlocked with the dry pipe sprinkler system

Mechanical Summary

  • Cooling system configuration = N + 1
  • CenturyLink manages temperature and humidity to strict ASHRAE standard

DC5: Sterling, VA

Space: 47,508 sf   Power: 3.2 MW

Tech Specs

DC5: Sterling     Space: 47,508 sf     Power: 3.2 MW

Real Estate Summary

  • Located near Dulles International and Reagan National Airports; 40 minutes from Washington, D.C.
  • One story building
  • Total building interior (sf) = 47,508
  • Raised floor (inches) = 24

Electrical Summary

  • Dominion Virginia Power provides power feeds
  • Power density minimum (W/sf) = 150
  • Generator configuration = N + 1
  • Total Power Capacity = 3.2 MW
  • Minimum two fuel replenishing companies

Fire Detection and Suppression Summary

  • VESDA provides early warning detection
  • Pre-Action system utilizes two detection methods; one ionized and one photo electric detector interlocked with the dry pipe sprinkler system

Mechanical Summary

  • Cooling system configuration = N + 1
  • CenturyLink manages temperature and humidity to strict ASHRAE standard

DC6: Sterling, VA

Space: 71,033 sf   Power: 13.6 MW

Tech Specs

DC6: Sterling     Space: 71,033 sf     Power: 13.6 MW

Real Estate Summary

  • Located near Dulles International and Reagan National Airports; 40 minutes from Washington, D.C.
  • One story building
  • Total building interior (sf) = 71,033
  • Raised floor (inches) = 24

Electrical Summary

  • Dominion Virginia Power provides power feeds
  • Power density minimum (W/sf) = 150
  • Generator configuration = N + 1
  • Total Power Capacity = 13.6 MW
  • Minimum two fuel replenishing companies

Fire Detection and Suppression Summary

  • VESDA provides early warning detection
  • Pre-Action system utilizes two detection methods; one ionized and one photo electric detector interlocked with the dry pipe sprinkler system

Mechanical Summary

  • Cooling system configuration = N + 1
  • CenturyLink manages temperature and humidity to strict ASHRAE standard

DC7: Sterling, VA

Space: 135,243 sf   Power: 4.8 MW

Tech Specs

DC7: Sterling     Space: 135,243 sf     Power: 13.6 MW

Real Estate Summary

  • Located near Dulles International and Reagan National Airports; 40 minutes from Washington, D.C.
  • One story building
  • Total building interior (sf) = 135,243
  • Raised floor (inches) = 36

Electrical Summary

  • Dominion Virginia Power provides power feeds
  • Power density minimum (W/sf) = 150
  • Generator configuration = N + 1
  • Total Power Capacity = 4.8 MW
  • Minimum two fuel replenishing companies

Fire Detection and Suppression Summary

  • VESDA provides early warning detection
  • Pre-Action system utilizes two detection methods; one ionized and one photo electric detector interlocked with the dry pipe sprinkler system

Mechanical Summary

  • Cooling system configuration = N + 1
  • CenturyLink manages temperature and humidity to strict ASHRAE standard

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