First Data Center of 2015 Opens
CoreSite’s data center presence in the region grew this week with the opening of its second facility in Reston. The company said it opened the first phase of VA2 and already has an undisclosed single tenant occupying 50k SF. The facility will eventually be 198k SF and another 50k SF will be completed in Q2. The new facility joins the company’s VA1 data center, bringing the Reston campus total to 460k SF.
Marketing and product SVP Brian Warren says the company’s NOVA and DC presence are one of eight markets where the company has multi-tenant data centers (17 facilities in operation). CoreSite’s first DC area data center is at 1275 K St downtown. Brian says as networks became more connected and private networking grew in popularity, K Street became a significant point of interconnection on the East Coast. (Well, technically, as lobbying central, there was already a fair bit of interconnection going on along K Street.) The building was eventually sold but the company kept the 22k SF data center.