INDUSTRY NEWS: posted 20 March 2018

PRESS RELEASE:  Ashburn, Virginia, United States & Tokyo, Japan – March 20 2018 – RagingWire Data Centres, Inc. and its parent company NTT Communications (NTT Com) have jointly announced the opening of their new Ashburn VA3 Data Centre.

"With 16 megawatts available today at the new VA3 Data Centre and massive scalability in our new Ashburn Data Centre Campus, RagingWire has become the destination of choice for hyperscale, high-growth customers in the top data centre market in the world," said RagingWire President and CEO Doug Adams. "Plus our global reach enables our customers to extend their computing systems in Ashburn to data centres around the world for greater access and availability than ever before."

The VA3 Data Centre is RagingWire's third data centre in Ashburn, and the first building on RagingWire's new Ashburn Data Centre Campus, a 78-acre parcel of land that is planned to contain seven data centres with a total of 108 megawatts of critical load and over 1 million square feet of space on a highly secured location. Construction of the new Ashburn VA4 Data Centre is underway on the Ashburn Data Centre Campus and is expected to be completed in 2019. Pre-leasing of VA4 is available now for 16 megawatts of critical power and approximately 200,000 square feet of data centre space, including approximately 15,000 square feet of office space, conference rooms, and lounges.

"Congratulations to RagingWire for opening the new VA3 Data Centre and Ashburn Data Centre Campus," said Masaaki Moribayashi, Senior Vice President of Cloud Services at NTT Communications and Member of the Board for both NTT Communications and RagingWire. "Through your innovation and execution, RagingWire has helped NTT Communications become one of the largest and most successful data centre companies in the world."

RagingWire's Ashburn VA3 Data Centre is designed for flexibility and scale, with options for dedicated electrical and mechanical infrastructure in each of its six private vaults, which can also be subdivided. The computer room white space features a column-free layout and high ceilings and doorways for optimal space management. For telecommunications, VA3 connects to RagingWire's other two Ashburn data centres via a private fiber optic ring, and has three entry points for more than 25 carriers and cloud providers. For security, VA3 features a building-within-a-building design, iris scanners, intelligent high-definition video cameras that analyze suspicious behavior, anti-tailgate mantraps, an anti-climb perimeter fence, and a security gate that can stop a 15,000-pound truck traveling at 30 mph. Customer amenities include office space, conference rooms and lounges, a game room, exercise room, conference centre, and secured outdoor patio.

RagingWire's VA1, VA2 and VA3 data centres in Ashburn give customers a total of more than a half-million square feet of space and 44.4 megawatts of power in the most desirable data centre location in the world. These Ashburn data centres are also connected with other RagingWire campuses in Dallas, Texas and Northern California near Silicon Valley, as well as to the company's global data centre platform of over 140 data centres in more than 20 countries/regions operated under the Nexcentre™ brand of NTT Communications.

About NTT Communications Corporation:

NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT) environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching over 190 countries/regions, and over 140 secure data centres worldwide. NTT Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.

For more information, please visit www.ntt.com

About RagingWire Data Centres:

RagingWire Data Centres designs, builds, and operates mission critical data centres that deliver 100% availability, high-density power, flexible configurations, carrier neutral connectivity, and superior customer service. The company has 113 megawatts of critical IT power spread across 1.5 million square feet of data centre infrastructure in Ashburn, Virginia; Dallas, Texas; and Northern California with significant growth plans in these locations and other top North American data centre markets. As part of the NTT Communications group, RagingWire is one of the largest wholesale data centre providers in the world with a global network of 140 data centres in 20 countries and regions operated by NTT Communications under the Nexcentre™ brand, and one of the most financially strong companies in the data centre industry. For more information, please visit www.ragingwire.com.

Source http://www.ntt.com/en/about-us/press-releases/news/article/2018/0320.html

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