Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is working with a real estate partner to build nearly 2 million square feet of additional data center space in Northern Virginia, which is already home to the world’s largest concentration of cloud computing infrastructure.

The new data centers will provide additional capacity for Amazon’s fast-growing cloud computing operation.

Northern Virginia is strategically important to AWS, whose US East region spans at least 29 data centers across Loudoun and Prince William counties. The region is one of the primary battlegrounds in the cloud computing wars, as Microsoft, Google and Oracle are also adding data centers in their bid to gain ground on Amazon.

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