NoVa Data Center Market Is Far from No Go

Mitch Fonseca • March 19, 2021 • 2 minute read

Colocation in Data Centers



In a market rife with data centers, we stand apart

In the DC-metro area, it’s rare to find anyone that’s not a transplant. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that the vast majority of the capacity consumed there is by companies headquartered outside the region.

Regardless of where they’re based, companies in need of compute are flocking to the Dulles Tech Corridor, thanks to a winning combination of a dense fiber network, tax incentives, and perhaps most attractive, low utility rates. Additionally, the speed at which the area is growing has exploded since the start of the pandemic, as companies seek out increasing amounts of cloud computing resources as they work to keep their remote staff up and running.

You’re going to need a bigger boat

For data centers, Northern Virginia (NoVa) has always been an uber-competitive market. Considering that it’s the launching point for every cloud and network provider across the globe, as well as the fact that it’s the original hub of the internet, and the result is that every competitor imaginable is there … and they all have a platform.

So what should a company in need of a colocation partner be looking for beyond the four walls of the data center? In a word, services.

What sets our data centers apart is our on-demand capabilities, super low latency (under a millisecond), our automated provisioning, and our experienced team of seasoned data center operations professionals that have managed our facilities for years. Together, they let customers automate their compute and network resources through our portal — whether it’s bare metal, storage, or DGX (both digital and AI/machine learning) — all at lightning-fast speeds.

We were made for this

Future proofing is in our DNA, and unlike the other guys, we built our bare metal in-house, meaning when customers deploy into our data centers, they have the opportunity to future proof and scale as needed. We believe that it’s those enterprises that not only allow for change, but plan for it, that are going to go the distance.

What’s more, we understand the DC market. We know not all workloads belong in the public cloud. For that reason, each of our six stand-alone data centers in NoVa offers CXD Federal Edition, which has been designated as FedRAMP Ready at the High Impact level. Customers in this market, regardless of whether they’re a government agency or private enterprise, can deploy secure private infrastructure in Cyxtera’s data centers with the speed and flexibility of cloud.

Our highly connected data centers have been designed to meet the strict networking and IT security demands of enterprise, government and financial institutions. See what we can do for you.

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Mitch Fonseca SVP & GM, Data Center Services, Cyxtera

Mitch Fonseca

SVP & GM, Data Center Services, Cyxtera