Carpathia Hosting to partner with Halifax County Virginia's Industrial Development Authority to develop the Riverstone Technology Park as mission critical datacenter campus.

Carpathia Hosting, a leading provider of enterprise application hosting solutions for businesses and government agencies that require 100% availability, announced today that the Riverstone Technology Park (RTP) located in Halifax County, Virginia has been selected as Carpathia's hub for mission critical / SCIF/ SAS70 datacenter services.

Carpathia’s plan for the 165 acre campus includes the addition of approximately 20,000 s.f. of raised floor data center space to the existing class A office building on the campus. The five year plan includes the design build and management of over 300,000 square feet of tier 3 and 4, high security raised floor and/or SCIF raised floor.

Differentiators for the campus include a location well outside of Washington DC’s Federal "blast zone", fully redundant / diverse power sources active on site, fully redundant / diverse lit fiber connectivity active on site via the Mid Atlantic Broadband Cooperative, and access to talented labor pools in the Washington DC and Research Triangle metropolitan areas. There are also business location incentive packages available from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Halifax County and other entities.  Riverstone is located in a Federal HUB zone and is ready for immediate occupancy.

"The Riverstone campus is uniquely qualified to meet the rapidly growing needs of government and enterprise customers that demand the highest level of security and availability," commented Rick Smith, CEO of Carpathia. "Our plans for the campus include the design and build of a high security, mission critical datacenter to meet the needs of a variety of potential users. We believe that the healthcare industry in particular is in need of a highly secure facility built to keep pace with the growing requirements for storage and security brought on by regulatory oversight." Carpathia plans to conduct half-day campus tours with major system integrators and healthcare providers in mid-October.

Industrial Development Authority Executive Director Mike Eades said that he is excited about the new partnership with Carpathia. “In Riverstone, we have a quality product and we were pleased to find a quality partner in Carpathia to help us build out our campus,” Eades stated.