Amazon Web Services continues to lease large amounts of new data center space in Northern Virginia, and may be boosting the size of its data centers.
The Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) is a Maryland-based real estate investment trust that is also active in North Virginia, Texas, Colorado, and Alabama. COPT is not only the leader in leasing specialized space for U.S. government and defense contractors, but it is also one of the largest landlords for data center real estate. Their largest clients include Amazon Web Services, Northrop Grumman, and AT&T.
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Amazon Web Services is working with a data center developer to build 11 new data centers in Northern Virginia in 2018-19, which would add 2 million SF of cloud capacity.
COPT, which is the primary landlord for Amazon Web Services in Northern Virginia, is building two data centers in Ashburn for an unnamed tenant.
Amazon’s cloud computing operation may soon have more than 1 gigawatt of power capacity supporting its huge US-East data center cluster, according to a Greenpeace analysis of the company’s energy use.
Amazon Web Services is expanding rapidly in Northern Virginia, adding data centers to boost capacity in its Amazon US East cloud region. A key partner in this effort is COPT, a real estate developer that works closely with the federal government.