Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by Rich Miller.

Vantage Data Centers is entering the Northern Virginia market. And it’s not tip-toeing in, either.

Vantage plans to build more than 1 million square feet of data center space on 42 acres of land it recently acquired in Ashburn’s “Data Center Alley.” The company says it will invest more than $1 billion to add 108 megawatts of IT capacity to the fast-growing cloud cluster in Loudoun County.

“Northern Virginia really is a ‘go big or go home’ market,” said Sureel Choksi, the CEO of Vantage, which is based in Santa Clara. “It’s the largest wholesale data center market in the world. It’s important for us to invest in a big presence.”

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