10 months since it commenced, the first phase development of the QTS Realty Trust 32 megawatt facility has been completed.
QTS says the early delivery of commissioned space in its new Ashburn, Virginia, mega data center is a direct response to increased demand for hyperscale data center and hybrid colocation solutions.
The company only broke ground on the undeveloped land during the third quarter of last year, attributing its ability for the rapid delivery of a full powered shell and four megawatts of initial turn-key capacity to an innovative modular design, in addition to scalable mechanical and electrical systems.
The facility also benefits from acres of adjacent land already designated for future expansion.
In terms of the actual data center, when its finished it will hold the mantle (for how long, who knows) for the first and only three-story data center in Ashburn. Approximately 180,000 square feet of data center space spread over 12 column free data halls will benefit from up to 32 megawatts of critical power capacity that QTS asserts has been optimized for enterprise, hyperscale, and build-to-suit solutions.
Furthermore, the data center will host a 50,000 square foot office complex that will serve as the new campus for QTS’ Hyperscale, Federal, and Northern Virginia-based teams.
"QTS has aligned our development strategy to rapidly deliver high quality data center solutions that meet customers' requirements for location, speed, scale and economics," says QTS chief hyperscale officer Tag Greason.
"Northern Virginia is the nexus for connectivity, and we look forward to providing critical capacity for large organizations with hyperscale consumption requirements and hybrid colocation needs."
QTS asserts the new facility represents the next phase of its growth strategy with the company’s existing facility in Northern Virginia in addition to the vacant adjacent land, the company has the capability to deliver aggregate data center capacity exceeding 225 megawatts to the Northern Virginia market.