DCA2 was originally constructed for the US military and NSA to house critical data. Designed to be safe from physical attacks, DCA2 is located in a natural disaster-free zone protected against floods, tornadoes, and earthquakes. Since a large portion of the world’s internet passes through Northern Virginia, this central location ensures optimal connectivity, speed, and routing, minimizing the number of hops.

Power & Cooling

  • Three Separate power feeds connected to multiple transfer switches for optimal redundancy
  • Three Independent UPS systems, APC & Liebert UPS units
  • Two Diesel generators with 48 hours of generator fuel on premises
  • 300+ Tons of redundant AC cooling using Liebert units


  • Multiple private OC-192 SONET rings: Level 3 & Cox Communications
  • Redundant gigabit ethernet-based network
  • Backbone-grade equipment: Cisco 12012 GSR, Catalyst 6509 MSFC2, Cisco Catalyst 2950G
  • 100Mb/s full duplex or 1Gb/s port available to all servers

Fire Detection & Suppression

  • Halon system and pre-action fire suppression system with zone separation
  • Temperature, humidity, smoke, and particulate detection systems

Security & Personnel

  • SAS-70 Type II Certified & Audited
  • ISO 9001:2008 Certified & Registered
  • 24x7x365 closed-circuit, live video surveillance
  • Keycard access control
  • Staffed 24x7x365 by experienced system & network engineers