Northern Virginia – Sterling V Data Center

Sterling, Virginia

Sterling, VA Data Center Offers CyrusOne National IX Platform

Sterling, Virginia facility will be a two story building and at full build will offer over 1 million square feet of data center space. It will provide up to 90,000 square feet of class A office space. The location offers direct access to one of the largest internet exchange points in the US and superior fiber connectivity.

21350 Pacific Blvd.
Sterling, VA 20166
Phone: 855-564-3198

Northern Virginia – Sterling V – Highlights

  • Overview
  • Power
  • Cooling
  • Security
  • Fire Protection
  • Amenities
  • Sustainability

  • Approximately 1 million data center square feet at full build, 90,000 square feet of office space
  • Carrier-neutral and part of the CyrusOne Internet Exchange (IX)
  • 100% uptime service level agreement
  • 24/7 year-round staffed NOCC and remote hands support
  • Dedicated cages and private suite options available
  • Wholesale and retail colocation options
  • Zone X flood zone rating (low risk)
  • Zone 1 seismic zone rating (low risk)

  • 36-inch raised white floor design
  • 35 foot ceiling height from data center floor, utilizing Stultz 100-ton CRAH units with electronically commutated (EC) variable-speed fans
  • Highly efficient multiple 500-ton Trane chillers with rapid restart and adaptive controlled microprocessors (with ability to scale as density increases)
  • Closed-loop chilled-water-cooling design

  • Very early smoke detection apparatus (VESDA) system; sampling air in parts per million coupled with a zone-based dual-action interlocking dry-pipe pre-action system
  • Up to 105 MW at full build
  • Up to 1000 W per square foot
  • Multiple levels of redundancy available within the same footprint (e.g., N, 2N)
  • Diverse power delivered by two independent circuits
  • 750kVA Mitsubishi UPS systems; each power leg has a dedicated UPS with battery backup
  • Scalable 2.25MW Detroit Diesel dedicated generators pre-wired for additional capacity
  • 6,000-gallon belly tank per generator

  • Video surveillance and recording of the exterior and interior
  • On-site security guards 24/7 year-round
  • Dual authentication entry into building and data halls; biometric and key card (color-coded) security for rigid access control
  • Cabinet and cage security options include individual locks and biometric scanners
  • Perimeter fence

Nearest airports

  • Dulles International Airport – 8 miles
  • Washington National Airport – 35 miles
  • Various restaurants and hotels nearby

  • CyrusOne Zero Water Consumption Cooling: No water is consumed to cool this facility (such as water towers or evaporative cooling).  Minimal amounts of water are used for humidification and facility maintenance. This facility uses highly efficient chillers, variable frequency drives, and energy-efficient CRAH units to achieve high-efficiency air-cooled chilling.
  • Regional Water Risk: The Northern Virginia area faces a medium-to-high risk of water supply disruption, which is expected to continue in the future.  Unlike many other data centers, CyrusOne’s Northern Virginia – Sterling V facility does not use water for cooling and is therefore insulated from regional water risk, both current and future.
Water Risk and Use Now 2030 Projection 2040 Projection
Regional Water Risk Medium to high risk Medium to high risk Medium to high risk
CyrusOne Water Use Zero Consumption Zero Consumption Zero Consumption

(Risk assessment and projections based on WRI Aqueduct Tool)

  • Regional Grid Greenhouse Gasses: How much greenhouse gas does this facility’s local electrical grid emit while generating electricity?  (Useful for Location-based greenhouse gas reporting)
Greenhouse Gasses 2004 2007 2012 2016
Lbs CO2/MWh 1146.0 1118.4 932.9 805.3

The carbon-intensity of the grid has improved about 2.6% points per year over the last 12 years of published data.  Reported by the US EPA eGRID for the SERC Virginia/Carolina subregion (SRVC).

  • Regional Grid Renewables: What percentage of this facility’s local electrical grid is from renewable sources (wind, solar, biomass, hydro, and geothermal)?
Grid Renewables 2004 2007 2012 2016
Percent from renewable sources 3.7% 2.7% 3.4% 5.6%

This has been increasing about 0.2% points per year over the last 12 years of published data.  Based on US EPA eGRID data for the SRVC region.

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The Nation’s First National Internet Exchange

With CyrusOne’s National IX, customers can configure a virtual on-net platform from a multitude of carriers and providers, allowing optimal flexibility and interconnection with anyone at any connected facility and to the cloud.

As part of CyrusOne’s National IX platform, this Sterling data center provides interconnection to other CyrusOne data centers.

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