QTS’ Richmond data center is located at 6000 Technology Blvd., Sandston, VA 23150. The data center is located in 210 acres campus, 5 miles from Richmond airport, 98 miles from DC, and is at easy access from I-95 and I-94. The facility is outside of fifty miles blast zone for Washington DC. Richmond is the largest data center operated by QTS and provides 1.3 Million square feet campus with multiple distinct data center buildings. QTS has been redeveloping this expansive data center campus with an eye towards supporting enterprise custom data center clients, government data center consolidation opportunities, and commercial colocation and managed services needs.
QTS offers colocation space options from single cabinets to multi rack cages to private suites. The facility currently offers 500,000 square feet of raised floor space with an expansion facility to 1.4 Million square feet of raised floor based on initial greenfield development draft. The data center is SSAE 16 type II certified, PCI compliant and USGBC Leed Golf certified. The data center has excellent security measures including 500 feet setback surrounded by energized fence, K12 delta vehicle barriers, hardener 24x7x365 visitors screening, video surveillance, and on site armed security officers. The metal detection devices and X-Ray scanning instruments screen all the visitors. Access to data center is controlled with card access, biometric fingerprint, and iris scan identification systems. The cages are built-in sixty-four square feet (8×8) sections while private suites provides more space with solid wall structures that restrict visibility as well as multiple security controls.
The Richmond data center is a fully fault tolerant facility with power fed from two transmission lines from two independent Dominion substations. Two dedicated on site substations currently 110 MVA to the facility that is upgradable to 220 MVA in future, and two 55 MVA transformers in complete redundant configuration distribute power to the site. The redundant UPS system and generators provide the back up power to the data center on the loss of utility power. A total of 25,000 tons of cooling is provided through two independent chiller plants each at N+1 configuration, and additional cooling by two Glycol chillers. Air temperature, humidity, fire detection and water pressure are managed by automated control system.
The data center is a carrier neutral facility providing access to multiple providers for local fiber, Internet connectivity. The available in-house carriers include ComCast, Level 3, Intellifiber, and Verizon. In addition to in-house carriers, regional fiber connectivity provides two distinct and diverse paths out of facility and creating fully protected diverse routes to Culpeper and Northern Virginia; 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps wavelength with protected and unprotected options. The facility has ability to connect to more than 50 service providers and partners located in the following carrier hotels: 21715 Filigree Ct., Ashburn, VA and 18155 Technology Dr., Culpeper, VA.
About Quality Technology Services
Richmond, VA 23150
QTS (Quality Technology Services) – Richmond Data Center Highlights
- 210 Acres Campus
- Outside 50 Miles Blast Zone for Washington DC
- 1.3 Million Square Feet Campus
- 500,000 Square Feet of Raised Floor
- Class A Office Space
- 5,000 – 100,000 Square Feet of Data Center Rooms
- Cabinets, Caged Space, and Private Suites
- SSAE 16 Type II Certified
- USGBC Leed Gold Certification
- Security Guards Presence, Security Fence, and Video Surveillance
- Metal Detection and X-Rays Scan
- key Card Access, Biometric Fingerprint and iris Scan Authentication
- 10 MVA of Utility Power Through 2 Dedicated Substations
- Static UPS System
- Diesel Generators as Secondary Power Source
- N+1 Configured Cooling Units
- Automated Control Systems
- Carrier Neutral Connectivity
- Monitoring 24x7x365 by QTS Engineers
- Facility Engineers Available by Pager