Dark Fiber and Infrastructure LLC, a developer, owner and operator of high-capacity dark fiber and conduit networks, announced that managed data center services provider DataBank has brought its Ashburn campus on-net to DF&I’s Express Connect dark fiber network.
The infrastructure provides dedicated access to and between major data centers and peering points in and around the Northern Virginia and Maryland marketplaces on the region’s newest and highest quality dark fiber and conduit system.
The DF&I Express Connect network offers physical route diversity from Northern Virginia to Baltimore and conduit capacity in the region.
More than 40,000 fiber strands are available between Maryland and Virginia on DF&I’s infrastructure, and more than 70,000 fiber strands are available within Virginia — all 100 percent underground. With its most recent route completed early last year, the network boasts plenty of advantages. As the newest network in the region, it is arguably one of the fastest and highest-quality dark fiber systems on the market.
The system now connects DataBank’s Ashburn campus, which consists of two facilities with a combined 300,00 square feet of raised floor space and 50 MW of critical IT load across 13 acres. Its location in the heart of Data Center Alley makes it ideal for enterprise, web-scale SaaS, or hyperscale cloud workloads looking for interconnection and expansion.