QTS to expand Richmond Mega Data Center campus

July 19, 2022
The expansion project will see the addition of up to 240 MW across 1.5 million square feet of new capacity, the company says.

QTS Data Centers says it recently purchased 200 acres for its Richmond Mega Data Center campus in Henrico, VA. The expansion project will see the addition of up to 240 MW across 1.5 million square feet of new capacity, the company says.

Located in the White Oak Technology Park in Henrico, the campus hosts the Richmond Network Access Point (NAP), which provides access to more than 20 network providers and four transcontinental submarine cables, including Google’s Dunant. QTS also has collaborated with DE-CIX to create DE-CIX Richmond, further boosting the capabilities of the QTS Richmond Data Center (see "DE-CIX opens DE-CIX Richmond internet exchange").

"Henrico and the White Oak Technology Park have been great to QTS and we will continue to seek new opportunities for investment as evidenced by the recent addition of 200+ acres to the Richmond campus," said, Clint Heiden, co-founder of the QTS Richmond NAP and chief revenue officer of QTS Data Centers. "We recognize that the digital business world is thriving, the data center industry is growing at exponential pace to accommodate that change, and we have all the tools to usher in a new era of global communications. We look forward to leading the charge together as we have found a great home to build the foundation of Internet infrastructure at the Richmond NAP in Henrico, VA."

"The rapid evolution of the internet ecosystem in Henrico is the result of years of dedication to the data center industry and Internet infrastructure companies," added Vinay Nagpal, co-founder of the QTS Richmond NAP and president of InterGlobix. "In order for businesses to succeed in our modern age, the digital world has to be accessible and operational 24/7. To facilitate this, we have developed rock-solid infrastructure with resiliency and diversity top of mind as reflected in the mission of the Internet Ecosystem Innovation Committee. Henrico is posed to accentuate economic growth on this foundation."

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