When choosing the best location for your colocation data center needs, often people look to their backdoors. If your back door is Ashburn, you have found the place. If you are not near Ashburn, VA, you should still consider Ashburn for primary or redundant or backup hosting. It’s one of the fastest growing data center hubs in the nation. Ashburn is located in Loudoun County, Virginia and as the Washington Post stated, “Loudoun County has become one of the top places in the country to build a data center.” Thanks in large part to AOL’s longtime presence in the area, Ashburn is filled with inexpensive fiber-optic cable and electrical capacity.

Choosing Ashburn comes down to four points:

  1. Location: Ashburn is located just 45 minutes from Washington, DC and an hour from Baltimore. It is near international airports and close to a metro system. It offers an East Coast solution to your redundancy needs.
  2. Selection: About 50 data centers are located in Ashburn encompassing 9 million square feet. This is equivalent to 11 Yankee Stadiums. Many data centers in the region have Tier III features with some of the highest security certifications, including FISMA, SSAE-16, HIPAA, and PSI-DSS.
  3. Cost: Ashburn is an ideal location from a cost standpoint according to a 2015 report from the U.S Energy Information Administration. When compared with the other leading markets the cost of power can’t be beat. Here is a quick comparison of Ashburn to other leading markets:


  4. Expertise: 70% percent of the world’s internet traffic passes through Ashburn. The area has the second highest concentration of technology workers in the nation, according to Cyberstates 2015, which means that there are plenty of data center professionals who know the industry. Information and communications technology is the largest industry cluster in Loudoun County, which employs 23,000 people and represents 15% of Loudoun’s private employment.

Ashburn’s location, the wide selection of data centers, the cost of power and the local expertise all enable the end user to gain access to premier facilities in the nation’s richest data center market at lower prices with greater flexibility. The increased competition means you can truly get a custom-fit solution at an affordable price in a world-class facility.

Interested in finding a colocation data center in Ashburn? MTS can help you to find the best hosting scenario for your business. Contact us today to get a tour of Ashburn’s premier facilities.