Virginia’s Only Designed and Constructed Tier III Data Center Expanding into D.C. Metro Area

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Mineral Gap to bring heightened level of security to Ashburn data center market.

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Mineral Gap's Ashburn presence will raise its profile among agencies and companies that prefer a site closer to the Washington, D.C., metro area, while continuing to offer the industry-leading benefits of its Wise County facility.

Mineral Gap, the 65,000-square-foot, Tier III Uptime Institute data center located in Wise, Virginia, announced today that its expanding sales operations into the Ashburn data center corridor and exploring possible locations for a new state-of- the-art facility.

"Ashburn deserves a colocation data center that offers the safety, security and resilience of our Wise County facility," observed Mark Gerard, President of DP Facilities, Inc. "Wise was our best initial location, given its reputation as 'The Safest Place on Earth'.

Mineral Gap has the distinction of being the only designed and constructed Tier III data center in the entire state of Virginia. The facility is designed to address the growing threat environment facing customers, and includes K-rated, U.S. Department of State certified anti-ram fencing, wedge barriers, a perimeter blast berm and a team of armed security personnel that is on duty 24/7.

Mineral Gap's Wise facility has been recognized for the highest standards in design, construction and operational sustainability, housing mission-critical data and business assets for a wide range of private companies and state and federal government agencies. Numerous government agencies have already chosen the facility to house critically important data and services, and Mineral Gap recently announced that its BMS, EPMS, SOC, and NOC Systems have earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST—a huge plus for healthcare-industry data managers.

Mineral Gap offers cutting-edge technologies and backup systems for connectivity, power and cooling, as well as the resiliency, capacity and reliability required to secure valuable data in the event of a man-made or natural disaster. The company's Wise County site is extremely well-positioned to take advantage of ample and reasonably priced electrical power, and an excellent climate.

While Mineral Gap's new Ashburn office will initially focus on sales and support as the company expands, company officials say they are actively looking at potential sites for land acquisition in the Ashburn area. Mineral Gap's Ashburn presence will raise its profile among agencies and companies that prefer a site closer to the Washington, D.C., metro area, while continuing to offer the industry-leading benefits of its Wise County facility.

About Mineral Gap

Mineral Gap, located on a 22-acre site in the Lonesome Pine Regional Business and Technology Park in Wise, Virginia, offers cutting-edge technologies and backup systems for connectivity, power and cooling, as well as the resiliency, capacity and reliability required to secure valuable data in the event of a man-made or natural disaster. The site is extremely well-positioned to take advantage of ample and reasonably priced electrical power, and an excellent climate.

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