Northern Virginia Data Center (VA-2)

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VA-2 is a purpose-built data center that offers 221,500 square feet of space and 36 MW of capacity.

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Colocate with confidence

Situated on an 83-acre highly secure campus, VA-2 is the second of four planned campus data centers which will provide 1,000,000 ft2 as the phased development rolls out. This Uptime Tier III-certified facility offers 221,500 ft2 of space and 36 MW of renewable power capacity in the heart of the world’s largest data center and network ecosystem. The data center offers customers exceptional levels of energy-efficiency as well as a diverse and easily accessible ecosystem of cloud, network and other service providers.

Why choose Iron Mountain VA-2?

VA-2 is hyperscale, federal and enterprise-ready, with 8 large data halls with up to 24 MW total capacity. Whatever your requirements, VA-2 can provide the space, design and standards you need. 

  • Scale
    Swift expansion route to support hyper-scale infrastructure with world-leading compliance and connectivity
  • Efficiency
    High-density configurations and excellent energy efficiency with 100% green power
  • Savings
    Prince William County location offers better tax incentives and lower power costs than Ashburn.
  • Compliance
    Mitigate regulatory risk with the industry’s most comprehensive compliance program.
  • Security
    We utilize an in-depth security strategy that starts at the perimeter and features multiple layers of advanced security measures.

Wholesale & retail colocation options

Hyperscale cloud providers, Federal Agencies, the Fortune 1000, and emerging businesses can host IT operations at VA-2 thanks to a diverse offering that ranges from cabinets and cages to private suites and dedicated data centers.

Built to protect enterprise, government

VA-2 security features include a guarded campus entrance, 3-factor access controls, fully background-checked officers/ employees and numerous others. We can also handle special requests like SCIFs for Federal Agencies.

Manage your data center remotely

Our smart hands services are delivered by tenured, local professionals you know and trust, accessible 24x7x365. Repeatable, vetted and documented smart hands processes and procedures allow us to acknowledge most requests within 30 minutes.

Beneficial relationships

Iron Mountain’s physical site security, quality of service, customer support, and heritage in managing confidential data, allows NEC® to position our sap hosting solution as a new level of cloud service for SAP® public sector clients.

Committed to sustainability

  • Iron Mountain data centers are powered by 100% renewable energy.
  • Green Power Pass allows Iron Mountain customers to take credit for the green energy they consume.

There are many data center choices. There is only one Iron Mountain.

Proven track record

  • Est. 1951: 65+ years of operational excellence
  • 30+ years of colocation excellence

Beneficial relationships

  • 230,000+ customers
  • More than 90% of Fortune 1000
  • 100+ Federal Agencies

Network connectivity

  • Easy access to carriers, clouds and IT service providers


  • On-site smart hands
  • Cloud on-ramp
  • Cross connect
  • IP transit
  • Metro wave
  • Peering
  • Private network transport

The safe choice

  • Comprehensive compliance support
  • Stable financials, publicly traded
  • Easy to “sell” to internal stakeholders