Who owns the data centers in Northern Virginia? AREP and Harrison Street Make $1 Billion Investment in Loudoun Data Centers: The former America Online campus in Ashburn will be converted into a large data center campus by its new owners, American Real Estate Partners (AREP) and Harrison Street, who are investing $1 billion to expand in Data Center Alley.
Why are there so many servers in Virginia? The long history of connectivity, availability of fiber, undersea cables and an Internet Exchange Point (IEX) makes Northern Virginia an incredibly connected location that can give data center providers access to anywhere on the east coast, in the U.S. or around the globe.
Why is Virginia the Internet Capital of the World? “Since Governor Gilmore has been called the ‘Internet Governor,’ it’s only fitting that Virginia be called the Internet Capital,” Miner said. Virginia has a host of big-time Net firms, including AOL, Network Solutions, and MCI WorldCom, Virginia Capitalists point out.
What is Ashburn famous for? Ashburn, a city in Virginia’s Loudoun County about 34 miles from Washington D.C., is widely known as the Data Center Capital of the World. Loudoun County has similar renown and is called “The Center of the Internet” and “Data Center Alley.” Online data isn’t stored in a “cloud,” of course.