Rizer: ‘Loudoun Possible’ also Means as Fast as Possible

In the fast pace of data center development, Loudoun County is celebrating record-breaking performance.

CyrusOne celebrated the opening of its newest 30 megawatt center on its Sterling campus in June—after only six months of construction. In a blog posting this month, Department of Economic Development Director Buddy Rizer said that result is a reflection of his agency’s “Loudoun Possible” focus.

Buddy Rizer
Buddy Rizer

“On December 16th, 2015, we all gathered around the DED Conference room and laid out a plan. On June 16th, 2016, a mere 180 days later, the building was service ready,” he wrote, crediting the teamwork among CyrusOne, Hitt Contracting, Bowman Consulting, Loudoun Water, VDOT, Dominion Virginia Power and the county staff for contributing to what is “believed to be the fastest data center construction on record.”

CyrusOne isn’t resting with the completion of that project. Last week, the company announced the acquisition of a 129,064-square-foot building that it plans to convert to a data center by the end of the year.

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