US data centre colocation operator DataBank has broke ground on a 200,000 sq. ft. data centre in Northern Virginia.
DataBank’s new facility, IAD3, will be built on the DataBank-owned land adjacent to its current site in Ashburn, VA. IAD3 will offer 4MW of power initially with the ability to deliver up to 40MW of power. The facility will be ready for service in Q1 2023.
IAD3 will bolster DataBank’s presence in Northern Virginia and add to its two existing facilities in Ashburn and McClean with a total of 22.5 MW of power across 111,000 sq. ft. of raised floor data centre space.
Raul Martynek, CEO of DataBank, said: “We are investing extensively across our portfolio nationwide, and IAD3 represents a tremendous opportunity for our clients to take advantage of Ashburn’s location and proximity to 70% of the world’s Internet traffic.
“This Ashburn data centre more than doubles our colocation footprint in Louden County, providing a high-quality colocation solution for cloud, content, technology and Fortune 500 customers.”
The ground-breaking event was also attended by Buddy Rizer, executive director of the Loudon County Department of Economic Development.