Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller.

equinix-dc11-ashburnData center developers continue to buy up land and properties in Northern Virginia, seeking to keep pace with unprecedented levels of demand for server space for cloud computing providers. In recent weeks COPT, DBT Data and CyrusOne have all acquired properties in Northern Virginia for data center projects to support cloud growth.

It’s just the latest round of development in Northern Virginia’s “Data Center Alley.” The area around the Internet connectivity hub in Ashburn is already home to more than 60 data centers, with 6 million square feet of data center space in Loudoun and another 2 million square feet in Prince William County.

There’s at least another 3 million square feet of cloud data centers under development, including new projects in the pipeline for Digital Realty, DuPont Fabros Technology, Equinix and RagingWire. Keeping track of the new construction isn’t easy, but a new report from Cushman & Wakefield offered some new insights into the activity in Northern Virginia market.

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