If you follow the subsea fiber-optic cable industry, you know that there’s been an exciting new wave of transoceanic cable system development taking place of late. So much so that Virginia Beach is fast becoming a ‘Digital Port’ city, and an attractive landing point for submarine cable system owners and operators.

To shore up connectivity from land and sea, Globalinx Data Centers is opening a new, three-phased data center campus near the Telxius Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Virginia Beach. Phase I of the project includes a 10,750 square-foot facility built on a private campus. This facility offers high-capacity space that network carriers, enterprises, subsea operators and hyperscale providers can use to securely colocate their networking infrastructure.

Interconnectivity is also available through a building Meet-Me Room (MMR), where customers can obtain direct access to numerous terrestrial networks and subsea cable systems. The facility offers more than 30MWs of scalable critical power provided by Dominion Energy’s two independent substations. Corporate Landing Park, where the facility is located, has been officially certified by Dominion as a data center site.

“By building a carrier-neutral colocation facility in Corporate Landing Park, Globalinx is providing a platform essential for facilitating interconnections between subsea capacity and terrestrial fiber networks,” stated Warren Harris, Director of Economic Development Board of City of Virginia Beach. “This further advances our goal of making Virginia Beach a truly ‘Digital Port’ city, and will help attract additional subsea projects to Virginia Beach for true diversity from the subsea cable systems in the New York-New Jersey region.”

Stan Blackwell, Director of Customer Service & Strategic Partnerships of Dominion Energy, also commented on the announcement.

“We are proud to support Globalinx and its new data center campus in Virginia Beach. We are ready to provide reliable energy to the Globalinx data center campus at extremely competitive rates in the country,” said Blackwell.

As Founder and President Greg Twitt added, Globalinx has a lot to offer for businesses.

“Virginia Beach offers some of the most attractive incentives for data centers in the country,” commented Greg Twitt, Founder and President of Globalinx. “The appeal of competitive tax rates and local incentives combined with robust power capabilities at truly reasonable rates is amplified by access to two of the most modern subsea cable systems ever to be built.  No other location along the Eastern Seaboard offers this opportunity, making Virginia Beach the number one destination for mid-Atlantic connectivity between North America, South America, Europe and North Africa.”

Globalinx’s Data Center Campus offers over 150,000 square feet of data center space; Tier-III data center design; local, national and international fiber connectivity and multiple paths to Northern Virginia, key western and southern connectivity hubs; and direct access to subsea cable landing systems in Virginia Beach including MAREA and BRUSA.

Additional amenities include at or near site fiber from Windstream, Level 3, MBC Lumos and Metro Fiber Networks; a fortified perimeter fence for physical access control; colocation cages, cabinets and private suites and a density range of 2kW to 15kW per cabinet. The facility is located 17 feet above sea level, and it’s safely outside of the 500-year flood-zone.

Customers are given 24×7 site access and 24×7 Remote Hands service.

To learn more about Globalinx Data Centers, you can request a meeting at PTC’18 or email globalinx@imillerpr.com.