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Market Highlight: Colocation Data Centers in Washington DC

7 November 2016
Cloudscene Blog - Washington DC

The global spotlight is well and truly on the United States as the 2016 Presidential Campaigns reach their peak with Election Day on the 8th of November.

Whilst we’ll steer clear on the subject of the candidates, we thought it was timely to take a look at the second most dense data center market in the world: Washington DC

The United States has a total of 1,920 colocation data centers with 111 of the data centers located in the Washington DC area (which, for the purposes of our directory, also includes the major hubs of Sterling, Ashburn and Reston in Northern Virginia).

This means the Washington DC area is just a handful of facilities shy of the #1 ranked data center market in the world – London – which boasts 115 colocation data centers.


Using Cloudscene’s Rankings tool, we’ve also taken a closer look at the top colocation data centers in the Washington DC area. Our ecosystem-style ranking is unique to Cloudscene’s data and calculated based on the number of known service providers and PoPs in each facility.

The Top 10 Data Centers in the Washington DC area are:

1. DC2 – Equinix
2. 21571 Beaumeade Circle – Digital Realty
3. DC1 – Coresite
4. DC6 – Equinix
5. DC3 – Equinix
6. DC4 – Equinix
7. Ashburn – Latisys
8. ACC7 – Dupont Fabros Technology
9. Ashburn – H5 Data Centers
10. DC1 – Equinix

The region is certainly a hive of activity, particularly in Ashburn. In a recent article – Data Center Market Spotlight – Northern Virginia – six of the 20 largest US wholesale data center leases signed in the last 12 months were reportedly in Ashburn. The lessees included the likes of Microsoft, Apple, Oracle, Uber and Google.

Whilst the impact of the US presidential election result will take some time to be fully realised, it’s possible we’ll see some ripples on the stock market effecting the major DC operators as we reported in a previous blog post: The Brexit Effect on Data Centers

Want to find out more about colocation data centers in your market? Search Cloudscene now

*Accurate at the time of this post. Based on Cloudscene’s data derived from public information and/or information provided by the service providers/data center operators directly. Rankings are ordered by number of known service providers in the respective data centers, followed by the number of PoPs in the facility.

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