Sterling, VA


Sterling, VA

CyrusOne’s NVA5 facility is a two-story building and offers over 1 million square feet of data center space. It provides 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

  • 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)
  • 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
  • Nearest airports: Dulles International Airport – 8 miles, Washington National Airport – 35 miles
  • Various restaurants and hotels nearby
  • 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
  • 36-inch raised white floor design
  • 35-foot ceiling height from the 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 the ability to scale as density increases)
  • Closed-loop chilled-water-cooling design
  • 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
  • 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 efficiency chillers, variable frequency drives, and energy-efficient CRAH units to achieve high-efficiency, air-cooled chilling.  An average US data center of the same size typically consumes over 9.8 million gallons of water per month for cooling.
  • Regional Water Stress: The Northern Virginia area currently faces low water stress, which is projected to increase to medium to high stress 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 this regional water risk, both current and future.
Water Stress and Use Now 2030 Projection 2040 Projection
Regional Water Stress Low Medium to High Medium to High
CyrusOne Water Use Zero Consumption Zero Consumption Zero Consumption

(Risk assessment and projections based on WRI Aqueduct Tool)

  • Regional Grid Greenhouse Gases: How much greenhouse gas does this facility’s local electrical grid emit while generating electricity?  (Useful for Location-based greenhouse gas reporting)
Greenhouse Gases 2004 2007 2012 2016 2018
MTCO2/MWh 0.520 0.507 0.423 0.365 0.337

The carbon intensity of the grid has improved by about 2.7% points per year over the last 14 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 2018
Percent from renewable sources 3.7% 2.7% 3.4% 5.6% 7.7%

This has been increasing by about 0.3% points per year over the last 14 years of published data.  Based on US EPA eGRID data for the SRVC region.