Washington D.C. Data Center & Colocation

DC1 - Washington, D.C.

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Strategically Located Colocation in Washington D.C. with Tethered Scalability in Virginia

CoreSite's Washington, D.C. data center (DC1), is located in the K Street corridor, offering convenient proximity to government agencies and supporting partners, and supporting low-latency reporting for market data feeds and trading firms. DC1 will be directly connected to our DC2 facility, and is tethered by dark fiber directly to our Northern Virginia data center campus, providing expansive scalability with minimal latency and lower cost.

22,000+ Square Feet

Scalable data center deployments including cabinets, cages and rooftop space. Connectivity to DC2 and the Reston campus.

State-of-the-Art Security

24x7x365 remote security monitoring in addition to key card access, biometric scanners, camera monitored entries and controlled site access.

Reliable Performance

100% uptime SLA supported by N, 2N UPS and N+1 generators.

60+ Networks

Interconnection, network resiliency and low-latency metro connectivity achieved through the presence of a large number of carriers.


Facility Size 22,000+ sq. ft. of data center space Deployments Cabinets and cages
Rooftop Space available Fit Out Turn-key
Power Availability AC and DC    
Peering Exchanges Any2Exchange® for Internet peering and LINX NoVA Cloud Access The CoreSite Open Cloud Exchange®, AWS Direct Connect, Alibaba Cloud, IBM Cloud Direct Link, and Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Diversity Diverse POEs, MDFs and IDFs Cross Connects Fiber, copper and coaxial
Carrier Availability See our carrier list    
Access Key cards and biometric scanners Entries Camera monitored entries
Cameras Perimeter and interior IP-DVR Perimeter Controlled site access
Security Officers 24x7x365 remote security monitoring    
Utilities Single utility feed from highly stable White House utility grid UPS/PDU/RPP N, 2N redundancy
Generators N+1 redundancy Mechanical N+1 dry cooler systems and CRAHs, 2N glycol pumps
Remote Hands 24x7x365 BMS Controls State-of-the-art mission-critical controls and monitoring
Uptime 100% uptime SLA Fuel Storage 24 hours, on-site
Floor Loading 150 lbs./sq. ft. Clear Height 9' above solid floor
Column Spacing Floor 1: 22' x 17'
Floor 2: 17' x 17'
Loading Dock Grade level loading dock at the lobby level
Hardened Exterior Roof designed to withstand 90 MPH winds Elevators Passenger: 6'6"w x 5'd x 9'h (3,000 lbs)
Freight: 6'6"w x 5'd x 9'h (3,000 lbs)
HIPAA HIPAA compliant ISO ISO 27001 compliant
PCI PCI DSS compliant SOC SOC 1 Type 2 and SOC 2 Type 2 compliant
Work space Conference room Tech Lounge 24x7x365 tech lounge with kitchen
Wifi Available throughout facility    
Electrical High-efficiency UPS systems Mechanical Hot/cold aisle configuration
Life Safety Dual-interlock pre-action dry-pipe sprinkler system Lighting Motion sensing, T8 fixture illumination
Monitoring RF Code readers for pin-point accuracy of temperature and humidity within customer deployments    

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