RagingWire's Big Ashburn Expansion
As we reported in Data Center Bisnow, these 80 acres in Ashburn will be home to 2M square feet of Raging Wire’s newest data center campus, which will include five buildings, making it the largest in Northern Virginia’s Data Center Alley. (Irony, tearing down a tree to build the Amazon... servers.) The biggest building will be a two-story, 800k SF structure with office space and the others will be 150k SF single-story buildings. Construction starts this summer with the whole project taking five to 10 years.
The RagingWire exec team includes marketing VP Jim Leach, chief revenue officer Doug Adams, founder/CEO George Macricostas, COO Jason Weckworth, and sales director Dave Haskell. The company is a significant regional player on the West Coast. It came to Northern Virginia to be a national player and because the area has the second highest deal flow behind New York/New Jersey.
This 1,600-ton water cool chiller, which rids the data center of heat, came this month from Florida via a 150-foot police-escorted truck. The new campus will have 250 megawatts of power, which could sustain 207,000 homes. RagingWire has two electrical patents and two pending and is working on mechanical cooling techniques using outside air. RagingWire’s data center also has game rooms, lounge areas, sleek co-working spaces, conference rooms, and private offices for clients.