Globalinx Data Centers to launch new data centre near Telxius cables
29 January 2018 | James Pearce
Globalinx Data Centers has unveiled plans to launch a new, three-phased data centre campus in close proximity to Telxius’ cable landing station in Virginia Beach.
The centre will give Globalinx customers direct access to two subsea cable systems – MAREA, which is owned by Facebook, Microsoft and Telefonica subsidiary Telxius – and BRUSA, which will link the US to Puerto Rico and Brazil.
The new facility will initially consist of a 10,750 square-feet facility built upon a private 11.5-acre campus. It will be equipped with high-capacity space for network carriers, subsea operators, enterprises and hyperscale providers to colocation their networking equipment in a secure location and interconnect in the building Meet-Me-Room (MMR).
It will offer international, national and local fibre connectivity with multiple paths to Northern Virginia, and southern and western key connectivity hubs, with fibre at or near site including Level 3 Communications (now owned by CenturyLink), Windstream, Lumos and Metro Fiber Networks.
Globalinx has also commenced the design and planning work for Phase-II. Once completed, the Globalinx Data Center Virginia Beach campus will encompass more than 150,000 square feet of colocation data centre space offered with variable power densities.
“Virginia Beach offers some of the most attractive incentives for data centers in the country,” comments 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.”
“By building a carrier-neutral colocation facility in Corporate Landing Park, Globalinx is providing a platform essential for facilitating interconnections between subsea capacity and terrestrial fiber networks,” said Warren Harris, Director of Economic Development Board of City of Virginia Beach.
“This further advances our goal of making Virginia Beach a truly ‘Digital Port’ city, and will help attract additional subsea projects to Virginia Beach for true diversity from the subsea cable systems in the New York-New Jersey region.”
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