Northern Virginia data center market is the largest and most active market in the United States. It is currently poised for a data center building boom, befitting its status as the primary on-ramp for major cloud computing platforms. The region is poised for powerful growth as the leading data center REITs and colocation providers race to provide capacity for fast-growing cloud service providers and the digital businesses that seek to connect to these clouds.
The Northern Virginia data center market is spread across a number of towns in Loudoun and Prince William counties. At the heart of the region’s geography and success is Ashburn, which has become known as “Data Center Alley” for its concentration of mission-critical facilities. Ashburn sits atop the world’s densest intersection of fiber networks, making it an ideal location to store and distribute data. It is unique in its connectivity, and its data centers are laying the physical foundation of the digital economy.
In 2017 the biggest question facing the Northern Virginia market is whether the supply of data center space can keep pace with leasing demand. Data center developers are responding to the surge in demand by building larger data centers, including multi-story facilities, in a bid to create as much capacity as possible from their existing real estate.
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