December 22, 2016

Globalinx announces new facility in Virginia

The region is gaining traction due to upcoming submarine cables

This week, Globalinx announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase 10 acres of land in Virginia Beach’s Corporate Landing Business Park for $2 million. The company says that it plans to build a 138,000 sq.ft. carrier-neutral data center, with marketing and leasing.

Greg Twitt, CEO of Globalinx, said:

The Globalinx Data Center will offer highly designed and resilient data center space options to a multitude of telecommunications content providers, social media, data center cloud solutions

We have witnessed data center and technology growth in other markets with international connectivity points and believe the Globalinx Data Center will provide similar opportunities in the Virginia Beach area.

Globalinx was previously a subsidiary of 5Linx, a marketing company that offers utility and telecommunication services along with health insurance products in that line. The division was sold to Birch Communications, a Georgia-based provider of IP-based communications, network broadband, cloud computing, and IT services, last year.

It has been reported that two new submarine cables will soon connect to the area: i) the US-Spain cable called Marea, supported by Microsoft, Facebook and Telefonica, which will become the Atlantic’s highest capacity cable, and ii) the US-Brazil cable called Brusa, funded by Telefonica.

Warren D. Harris, Virginia Beach Economic Development Director said:

Corporate Landing and other sites in the city offer excellent opportunities for additional data center development.

These projects are creating a new technology port and provide another direct connection to the rest of the world.

Being the first international cable landing location in the Mid-Atlantic is a game-changer.

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