10 July 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Globalinx Data Centers says it is 4 months away from completion phase I of its 10,750 square-foot data centre in Virginia Beach.
Announced back in January, the new
facility will be located at on 11.5 acres of privately owned
land situated 17 feet above sea level, in close proximity to
Telxius’ cable landing station in Virginia
Once completed the new facility will be equipped with
high-capacity space for network carriers, submarine cable
operators, enterprises, and hyperscale provider to collocate
their networking equipment in a secure location and
interconnect in the buildings (999sq m) MMR.
"Virginia Beach offers some of the most attractive
incentives for data centres in the country," said Greg Twitt,
founder and president of Globalinx. "The appeal of competitive
tax rates and local incentives combined with robust power
capabilities at truly reasonable rates is amplified by access
to two of the most modern subsea cable systems ever to be
built. No other location along the Eastern Seaboard offers this
opportunity, making Virginia Beach the number one destination
for mid-Atlantic connectivity between North America, South
America, Europe and North Africa."
The interconnection through the new data centre will allow
customers to have direct access to various terrestrial networks
and subsea cable systems. The facility also offers more
than 30MWs of scalable critical power provided by Dominion
Energy’s two independent substations.
In addition, the site will offer direct access to MAREA and
BRUSA subsea cables which is located less than 600 metres away
from the Telxius cable landing station. Globalinx is in the
process of constructing diverse parallel conduits the length of
the site into both point of entries which will be owned and
managed by Globalinx.
The company has already started work on the Phase II 25,000
square foot subsea cable landing station and the Phase III
150,000 square feet of colocation and data centre space.
Globalinx Data Centers,