New Virginia data center firm, Middletown Data Center (MDC), has announced the opening of its new facility which is located at Middletown, Virginia, about 60 miles west of Washington, D.C.

The new data center facility offers over 33,000 square feet of white space and 6.7MW of IT load capacity spread across 6 data halls. The data center also features the company’s micro grid with power supplied by natural gas generators, however, supported by diesel backup. According to MDC, Carter Machinery, a local Caterpillar Dealer, assisted with the site’s micro-grid transformation using a Cat® natural gas generator solution.

“Our team was excited to support MDC’s vision of redundant, cleaner power solutions in this mission-critical environment. Furthermore, we see this solution’s true scalability potential to larger sites throughout the region where energy reliability, grid independence, and a reduced carbon footprint converge,” said John Waterman, Energy as a Service Manager at Carter Machinery.

Also in Virginia, Corscale, another newly created hyperscale data center platform of the Patrinely Group, has recently commenced construction at its 130-acre data center campus in Gainesville, Virginia. This company is now developing the first data center building on the site which is a single two-story facility that is designed to deliver 72MW power capacity with eight data halls and office space totaling approximately 483,000 square feet.

STACK Infrastructure has also announced its plans for the development of a new campus in Prince William County, Virginia. As designed, this new STACK campus will sit on a 34-acre site with a full capacity of 84MW, and will comprise a minimum of two data center buildings spanning 602,000 square feet.

Few days ago, GI Partners acquired a hyperscale data center facility located in Sterling, Northern Virginia, known as 22262 Cloud Plaza (Cloud Plaza). The data center which belonged to Sentinel Data Centers currently spans 238,000 square feet with a capacity to support 46MW of critical IT load.