David Tolson - President & CEO, DBT-Data
"My first job was working on a dairy farm in Northeastern Pennsylvania as a teenager. It was a great experience. The work was hard and consistency was paramount. The cows had to be milked twice a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. For a farmer there are no excuses. The cows have to be milked whether you are sick, there is a death in the family, or it is a major holiday. The cows are the source of income for your family. They must be cared for. This experience has served me well in the data center business. The 'cloud' which in actuality is an operating data center crammed full of servers has to be up and running 24/7 365 days a year. Downtime is not an option. No excuses. To this day when I drive past a farm and smell silage, hay, or a freshly plowed field I get a smile on my face."
Ashburn, Va. Nov. 17, 2016 - DBT-DATA, Northern Virginia’s largest privately owned provider of powered shell industrial buildings designed for data center use announced the availability of a highly attractive real estate site for data center use. Located off Route 606 on Old Ox Road in Sterling, Va. the site can accommodate a million square feet of data space center with additional entitlements. The site is served by robust electrical and fiber infrastructure.
Earlier this year, DBT-DATA sold one site in the area for data center use located at 511 Shaw Road in Sterling, Va. Additionally, DBT-DATA received a grading permit for the site located on Broderick Drive in Ashburn. The company’s historic portfolio in the area consists of more than 600,000 square feet of building area built or repurposed for data center use.
“This is a remarkable opportunity for companies seeking secure data center solutions in the Northern Virginia market,” said David Tolson, president and CEO of DBT-DATA. “It is very exciting to make these opportunities available to the world class cloud providers located in what has become the largest data center destination in North America. We are proud to have solved the site acquisition and regulatory hurdles that exists in order to enter such an extremely competitive Northern Virginia market.”
DBT-DATA is the largest privately owned provider of powered shell industrial buildings designed for data center use in the greater Ashburn, Va market. The existing and historic portfolio consists of over 600,000 square feet of building area built or repurposed for data center use. More information can found at www.DBTDATA.com.