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Digital Fortress unveils Tier III 100 MWh, 88-acre data center campus

May 24, 2021

Campus includes LEED Gold Certified 250,000 sq.ft. building featuring up to 25 Megawatts of IT load capacity, immediately available for deployments

Digital Fortress a multi-tenant and wholesale data center provider with 10 facilities throughout the US, announces the immediate availability of hyperscale-ready space in its Chesterfield County, Virginia, data center. Digital Fortress Chesterfield VA logo

The LEED Gold Certified facility is the company’s latest Tier III data center facility, featuring a 250,000 SF building located in the network convergence capital of the US. The facility features day one availability of 18,270 SF raised floor hot/cold aisle design data center space with 4.1 MW of IT load, with an additional 200,000 SF shell core expansion space supporting up to 25 MW of power, deployable in just twenty-weeks.

Recently acquired adjacent land in Meadowville Technology Park supports multiple purpose-built data centers totaling up to 100 MW of power available on site, enabling ongoing scalability and growth.

With immediate space available, Digital Fortress Richmond features Tier III data center design with N+1 concurrently maintainable UPS and fully distributed redundant and uninterruptible power supply. Located in Meadowville Technology Park, equi-distant from Ashburn, VA and Virginia Beach cable landing stations, Digital Fortress Richmond provides connectivity with a newly constructed east/west, fully diverse multi-duct fiber system just 4ms of one-way latency to major connectivity hubs.

“We are excited to offer Digital Fortress’ industry-leading data center solutions at an entirely new scale in the burgeoning Richmond, Virginia market,” comments Juan Saca, CEO of Digital Fortress. “This state-of-the-art, highly sustainable facility is the epitome of data center design, capable of supporting hyperscale demand with scalable capabilities from day-one.”

“Digital Fortress offers businesses the opportunity to support their digital and compute infrastructure needs with an impressive and ready-to-go facility including Class A office space supporting up to 120 employees,” adds Jim Holland, Chairman of the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors. “We welcome Digital Fortress and look forward to the positive impact to our growing data center services market and opportunities for businesses to access industry- leading services to aid in their digital transformation.”

Today, Digital Fortress operates ten data center and colocation facilities in Chicago, Denver, Lynwood, Piscataway, Portland, Richmond, and Seattle. Digital Fortress Richmond’s LEED Gold Certified Tier III data center provides feature-rich capabilities to support enterprise and hyperscale business needs with availability immediately.

About Digital Fortress
Digital Fortress is a fast-growing multi-tenant and wholesale data center provider offering colocation, network, and cloud access services to large and mid-size enterprises. Since 1994, the company has expanded its nationwide footprint through both organic and inorganic strategies now operating nine SSAE SOC 1 and II, PCI, and HIPPA compliant facilities in Seattle, Portland, Denver, Chicago and New Jersey. In 2021, the company acquired a wholesale data center in Richmond, VA offering N+1 concurrently maintainable configurations with up to 25MW of expansion capabilities. All Digital Fortress facilities are carrier-neutral with 24/7 on-site support.

About Chesterfield Economic Development
Chesterfield Economic Development works on a free and confidential basis with domestic and foreign companies planning to establish new facilities, relocate existing facilities, or expand current facilities. The department also assists existing businesses and industries already located in Chesterfield with any business-related issues. CED staff members will assist with site selection requirements, information and research needs, public relations and relocation services, small business issues, or streamlining regulatory processes.