Is Ashburn, Virginia the Center of the Internet?

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Published on March 7, 2014

Author: Intelishift



70% of Internet traffic flows through Ashburn’s pipes. That is equal to 2.2 trillion Google searches and 16.8 million WalMart shoppers zipping through Loudoun County each day. You’d think that kind of traffic would happen in Silicon Valley, Sacramento, or maybe even Chicago. Clearly, being so near the birthplace of the Internet has its advantages.
Local data centers continue to pop up. That really shouldn’t come as a surprise. With the recent boom in data (90% of the world’s data has been created in the past couple of years) colocation is on the rise.

ASHBURN, VIRGINIA COLOCATION GROWTH The Center of the Internet Dallas, TX Houston, TX Seattle, WA New York, NY Washington DC 2012-2013 . , D.C gton f ashin o W place Birth ernet. e Int th ASHBURN resides in the 2nd fastest growing county in the US, just 30 miles west of DC. 24% 14% 27% 12% 11% Intelishift weathered Hurricane Sandy ...and yet, Intelishift grew 70% The largest storm-related 100 power outage in history! ASHBURN VIRGINIA 70 % % Guaranteed Uptime Loudoun County of the world’s Internet traffic passes successfully through ASHBURN, VA. ASHBURN is the communications gateway to Europe. Largest Internet peering point in North America. JUST PASSING THROUGH! 48 petabytes of data NO traffic jams in ASHBURN! ® 2.2 trillion Google searches every day. THE UNITED STATES is the SAFEST data center location worldwide. ASHBURN is SAFE and celebrated as technologically advanced. 90% of the world’s data was created in the past 2 years ALONE! Storage needs to support the growth will increase. Worldwide: 1.8 Zettabytes of data was created in 2011 That is equal to every U.S. citizen Medical Devices RFID Readers Cameras Sensors in Clothing Smart Buildings ? tweeting 3X per minute for 26,976 years. WHO CREATES ALL THAT DATA?... IT’S NOT JUST PEOPLE! ASHBURN IS THE 4TH LARGEST data center density in the US. 9 OUT OF 10 TOP GLOBAL CDNs 84 % 68 70% % Los Angeles Dallas Chicago 51 Ashburn Miami 42 Seattle Houston 36% 49 Santa Clara 46 % % % % ...are located in ASHBURN. Need help keeping up with infrastructure needs? nationwide with featured locations in Ashburn, DC, Chicago, Silicon Valley and Sacramento. Sources: Wikibon Blog; The Culturalist;;; Computerworld; Science Daily; Computerworld; Wikipedia; IDC;;; ;

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