NTT Com and RagingWire announce new Virginia data centre

06 December 2016 | James Pearce


NTT Communications has announced subsidiary RagingWire Data Centers will invest $160 million to build a new data centre in Ashburn, Virginia.

The new Ashburn VA3 Data Center will be at the heart of the so-called “Data Centre Alley” in Virginia and will sit on RagingWire’s 76.5 acre Data Center Campus.

VA3 will comprise of a 245,000sqft site with 15 megawatts of power, with NTT Com aiming to launch by the end of 2017. It will join RaginWire’s VA1 and VA2 data centres on the Ashburn site.

“The Ashburn VA3 Data Center raises the bar for data centre colocation in the largest data centre market in the world,” said George Macricostas, chairman, CEO and founder of RagingWire Data Centers. 

“VA3 offers mission-critical performance, flexible configurations for hyperscale cloud and enterprise deployments, exceptional customer amenities and global integration with NTT Com’s growing portfolio of over 140 data centres around the world.”

Combined, RagingWire will own a data centre footprint of more than half a million square feet and 44.4 megawatts of power on the Ashburn campus once VA3 goes live. It also owns three sites in northern California and TX1 in Dallas, Texas.

The VA3 data centre will include RagingWire’s 2N+2 power delivery architecture to which offers wholesale customers that purchase an entire vault a range of electrical solutions.

Vaults on offer will be in increments of two to four megawatts, while the campus has three fibre entrances and carrier neutral network connectivity services.

It marks a major investment from NTT Com into the area. The Japanese operator also runs data centres globally through its Nexcenter brand.

“NTT Communications is proud to be investing in RagingWire’s VA3 Data Center and Ashburn Data Center Campus,” said Tetsuya Shoji, President and CEO of NTT Communications.

“Virginia is the top data center market in the world and a strategic location for NTT Com as we expand our data centre capacity. RagingWire’s VA3 Data Center will be a key platform for the NTT family of companies to deliver global information and communications (ICT) solutions that enable our customers to digitalize their businesses.”