DCA2 Data Center
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DCA2 Data Center: McLean, VA

Our DCA2 Data Center in Tyson’s Corner (McLean), VA was originally constructed for the US military and NSA to house critical data. Designed to be secure from physical attacks as well as electromagnetic interference, DCA2 is located in a natural disaster-free zone, well above the 100 year flood plain, and is well protected against floods, tornadoes and earthquakes. Since a large portion of the world’s internet passes through Northern Virginia, this central location ensures optimal connectivity, speed, and routing, minimizing the number of hops.

Power & Cooling

  • Three separate power feeds connected to multiple transfer switches for optimal redundancy
  • Three independent UPS systems, APC & Liebert UPS units
  • Two diesel generators with 48 hours of generator fuel on premises
  • 300+ tons of redundant AC cooling using Liebert units

Network

  • Multiple private DWDM rings: Level 3 & Cox Communications
  • Multiple fiber carriers on-site: Level 3, Cox Communications, TW Telecom, WindStream, Zayo, Verizon, and more
  • Redundant 10 Gigabit Ethernet-based network
  • Fully redundant backbone-grade equipment: Cisco 12416 PRP, Catalyst 6509 MSFC3, Cisco Catalyst 2960G/2970G and 4948-10GE

Fire Detection & Suppression

  • Halon and pre-action fire suppression system with zone separation
  • Temperature, humidity, smoke, and particulate detection systems

Security & Personnel

  • SSAE-16 SOC-1 Type II Audited
  • ISO 9001:2008 Certified & Registered
  • ISO 27001:2013 Certified & Registered
  • 24x7x365 closed-circuit, live video surveillance
  • Keycard access control
  • Staffed 24x7x365 by experienced system & network engineers

For more information on DCA2, please see the DCA2 5-page info sheet.

From Our Clients:



DATACENTER

  • CISCO
  • EMERSON POWER MANAGEMENT
  • DATA AIRE INC.
  • STULZ
  • EATON
  • SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC
  • APC LEGENDARY RELIABILITY
  • CAT
  • GENERAC
  • CUMMINS