Globalinx expands data center campus in Virginia Beach to access submarine cables

Globalinx Data Centers has selected Wirewerks to supply network connectivity and fiber management technology for a 21.5-acre, Tier-III carrier-neutral data center campus Globalinx has under construction in Virginia Beach, VA. The 287,000-square-foot facility, which will be fully built out in multiple phases, will offer connectivity to the MAREA and BRUSA submarine cables.

Globalinx Data Centers has selected Wirewerks to supply network connectivity and fiber management technology for a 21.5-acre, Tier-III carrier-neutral data center campus Globalinx has under construction in Virginia Beach, VA. The 287,000-square-foot facility, which will be fully built out in multiple phases, will offer connectivity to the MAREA and BRUSA submarine cables.

The campus will have access to more than 30 MW of power through two substations and direct access to multiple terrestrial as well as the undersea cable systems. Globalinx announced its expansion plans for the site this past January, building upon an existing 10,750-square-foot facility in the Corporate Landing Business Park at 1632 Corporate Landing Parkway, Virginia Beach.

Wirewerks will supply a range of optical fiber connectivity products to the expansion project, including its NextSTEP Technology fiber management system (see, for example, "Wirewerks offers NextSTEP FLEX Module MPO-MPO cable assembly"). "Globalinx evaluated many manufacturers; however, we were most impressed with Wirewerks and their overall organization. The deciding factor outside of Wirewerks providing Globalinx with a seamless and scalable end-to-end solution with their high-density 4U NextSTEP patch panels, is the level of customer commitment and peace of mind we will benefit from having them as our business partner," said Greg Twitt CEO of Globalinx.

The MAREA submarine network, completed last year, runs between Virginia Beach and Spain (see “Microsoft, Facebook partner for MAREA undersea cable system” and “Infinera touts submarine network spectral efficiency records”). The BRUSA submarine cable connects the U.S. to Brazil (see “Telefónica chooses Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks for BRUSA submarine cable deployment”).

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