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Richmond, Virginia Data Center

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Designed as QTS’ most secure and compliant facility catering to the Federal market.

Data Center Features

Address

6000 Technology Blvd Sandston, VA 23150 

Building Specifications

  • 1.3 million sq. ft. campus; multiple distinct data center buildings
  • Current planned build-out to total over 500,000 sq. ft. of raised floor
  • Data center rooms to range in size from 5,000 to over 100,000 sq. ft.  
  • Adjacent QTS-owned property available for additional expansion of up to 1.4 million sq. ft. of raised floor based on initial greenfield development drafts  
  • Substantial Class A office space available
  • 210-acre campus
  • 5 miles from Richmond airport; 98 miles from DC
  • Easy access from I-95 and I-64
  • Outside of the fifty mile blast zones for Washington, DC

Connectivity

  • Carrier-neutral facility providing access to a broad range of global and national providers for local, fiber and Internet connectivity; in-building carriers include Verizon, Level 3, Windstream and Comcast, and many other leading providers  
  • Regional fiber connectivity provides two distinct and diverse paths out of facility and creates fully protected diverse routes to Culpeper and Northern Virginia

Security

  • 500 foot setback to all buildings surrounded by an energized fence protecting the campus perimeter
  • K-12 rated fencing at all vehicle entrances
  • Hardened visitor screening facility rated National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Ballistic Level 3
  • Metal detection devices and x-ray scanning instruments screen all visitors
  • Central command center with 24x7x365 security staff with roving armed security officers
  • Video surveillance and security monitoring
  • Card access, biometric fingerprint and iris scan identification systems throughout the facility

Power

  • Two (2) dedicated on-site substations currently delivers 110MVA to facility; upgradeable to 220MVA
  • Fed from two (2) transmission lines from two (2) independent Dominion substations
  • Two (2) 55MVA transformers in completely redundant configurations distribute power to the site
  • Generators with static UPS provide back-up power
  • On-site diesel fuel with multiple refueling contracts

Cooling

  • Redundant cooling
  • On-site fuel storage
  • Currently 25,000 tons of chiller capacity with the ability to scale
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