Rackspace Data Centers

Ashburn, VA Data Center

Rackspace's Ashburn, Virginia data centers are world-class SSAE16, ISO 27001, and FISMA-moderate certified data centers strategically located in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Minutes from Washington, D.C., the facilities is located in Ashburn's "Fiber Alley," containing one of the largest fiber carrier densities in the world. The data centers are carrier-neutral with multiple Tier 1 providers and feature fully-redundant power.


  • ISO 27001 Certified
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • FISMA Compliant
  • PCI Level 1 Service Provider Certified
  • SSAE16 Certified
  • Tier II Standards Compliant


  • Colocation
  • Managed Dedicated Hosting
  • Network Management
  • Managed Security
  • Compliance Management
  • Hybrid Cloud


  • 1.75 kW per cabinet cooling capacity
  • 2-C Fully Sprinklered
  • 99.99+% Temperature and Humidity SLA
  • Single Story, tilt-up concrete, steel, concrete slab on grade
  • Water-cooled centrifugal chillers and air handlers


  • A silent alarm and automatic notification of appropriate law enforcement officials protect all exterior entrances
  • All doors, including cages, are secured with biometric hand geometry readers
  • All equipment checked/ screen upon arrival
  • CCTV digital camera coverage of entire center, including cages, with archival system
  • CCTV integrated with access control and alarm system
  • IBX is manned by on-site security on a 24x7x365 basis
  • Motion-detection of lighting and CCTV coverage
  • Overhead proprietary cable tray system with multi-tier ladder rack
  • Shipping and receiving area walled off from colocation area
  • Visitors are screened upon entry to verify their identity and in shared situations, are escorted to their appropriate locations


  • 2.4 kVA per cabinet
  • N+1 Distributed redundant UPS System
  • 30 minutes of full load battery backup time
  • Six N+1 2,000 kW diesel generator sets


  • Category 5e cabling throughout the facility
  • Direct connectivity to Rackspace network
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