Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller,

huge-cloud-expansion-underway-in-amazon-us-eastASHBURN, VA. – Amazon Web Services is aggressively adding data centers in Northern Virginia to boost capacity for its Amazon US East region, the company’s largest cluster of cloud computing server farms.

The expansion supports the rapid growth of Amazon Web Services’ lucrative cloud operation, which faces growing competition from Microsoft, Google and Oracle. The three tech titans are also building and leasing data centers as they race to gain ground on Amazon.

Northern Virginia is one of the primary battlegrounds in the cloud war. It’s of major strategic importance to Amazon Web Services (AWS), whose Amazon US East region spans more than 25 data centers across Loudoun and Prince William counties.

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