Globalinx Data Centers plans data center campus in Virginia Beach
Globalinx Data Centers, Virginia Beach's first and only carrier-neutral cable landing and connection point for connectivity to Europe, Africa and South America, has announced a 150,000-square-foot, data center campus in proximity to the Telxius Cable Landing Station in Virginia Beach.
The campus is located in Corporate Landing, a 300-acre business park. Phase I is a 10,750-square-foot facility built upon a privately owned 11.5-acre campus. The data center is equipped with high-capacity space for network carriers, subsea operators, enterprises and hyper scale providers to colocate their networking equipment in a secure location.
The facility offers direct access to multiple subsea cable systems and terrestrial networks, and has access to more than 30 megawatts of power provided by Dominion Energy through two independent substations. According to Globalinx, Dominion Energy has certified Corporate Landing Business Park as a data center site.
“This further advances our goal of making Virginia Beach a truly digital port city and will help attract additional subsea projects for true diversity from the subsea cable systems in the New York-New Jersey region,” Virginia Beach Economic Development Director Warren Harris said in a statement.
Globalinx said it has started on the design and planning work for Phase II of the campus. Once completed, it will offer more than 150,000 square feet of colocation data center space with variable power densities to meet customers' requirements.
The city of Virginia Beach recently reduced the business property tax rate on computer and peripheral equipment used in data centers to 40 cents per $100, at 40 percent of assessed value.
Also, new businesses to the city are entitled to receive a reduced business license fee rate of $50 for each of their first two taxable years in the city. Performance grants also may also be available based on new capital investment made by new and existing companies.
“Virginia Beach offers some of the most attractive incentives for data centers in the country,” Greg Twitt, founder and president of Globalinx, said in a statement. “The appeal of competitive tax rates and local incentives combined with robust power capabilities at truly reasonable rates is amplified by access to two of the most modern subsea cable systems ever to be built. No other location along the Eastern Seaboard offers this opportunity, making Virginia Beach the number one destination for mid-Atlantic connectivity between North America, South America, Europe and North Africa.”