Globalinx Data Center LLC purchased 10 acres of land for $2 million in the Corporate Landing Business Park from the Virginia Beach Development Authority, with plans to develop a 138,000-square-foot international, carrier-neutral data center, the city said in a news release Tuesday.
Transatlantic fiber cables that are coming to Virginia Beach in 2017 will be the first in the Mid-Atlantic. The cables will bring ultra-high speed data from Bilbao, Spain. A second cable will bring data from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in early 2018.
The data center will offer services to content providers, social media companies, cloud solutions and data center operators.
“The world is taking notice of Virginia Beach, and we are prepared with the infrastructure, incentives and forward-thinking support to welcome big data users,” Warren D. Harris, the city’s economic development director, said in the statement.
Additional cables are being planned, the city says.