Northern Virginia Data Centers
Northern Virginia data center providers such as CoreSite and Switch and Data (Equinix) in Reston, Equinix and Dupont Fabros Technology in
Ashburn, and other area providers such as Savvis and AT&T provide companies with well-connected, powerful and secure data centers without having
to utilize corporate space, power and human resources to maintain the data center infrastructure.
Many times the Ashburn and Reston data centers provide greater security, scalability, power density, and energy efficiency than a corporate in-house
data center environment. In choosing one of the aforementioned third party Reston data centers or Ashburn data centers, most companies gain
access to a truly better setting for the heart of their company (ICT infrastructure), while realizing cost savings, more efficient personnel management,
interconnection opportunities, and an overall greener computing environment.
Outsourced Northern Virginia data centers contribute a great deal in protecting a given company's critical and confidential data, a vital attribute for
those large business entities and government agencies that operate in and around the nation's capital. With most facilities offering 24-hour onsite
security, locking cabinets/cages at a minimum - some with mantraps, biometric scanners, key card access and other controls, a company's gear is
difficult to tamper with unless you have direct access to the data center cage area or the "key" to the cabinet per se. Additionally, third party Northern
Virginia data centers offer redundant power and cooling systems, delivering increased reliability and maximized uptime, ensuring business continuity.
In short, selecting a third party Reston data center or similar facility in Ashburn is a smart business decision as opposed to keeping the majority of a
company's deployment in-house. Companies can deploy faster, add space and power on demand, choose between numerous connectivity providers
(carriers/ISPs - if carrier neutral), reap the benefits of a lower P.U.E.