Capital One Financial Corporation officially opened its new data center in Chesterfield County, Virginia. This Virginia data center is part of Capital One’s core IT infrastructure that incorporates new technologies to better meet customer needs now and in the future.
“We recognize the need to continually adapt and innovate to enrich the quality of our customer experience,” said Rob Alexander, Chief Information Officer of Capital One. “This new data center is a bold example of the value we place on having the best technology to deliver on our customer mission, and we are proud to continue our strong relationship with Virginia and expand our workforce here.” Capital One expects to create more than 100 new technology and IT support roles in 2014.
Built in just 14 months, Capital One employed innovative technology and green practices throughout its 242,000 square foot facility. Designed to be scalable to match future growth, the data center is built to stringent standards, including redundant power supply and significant backup systems to ensure uninterrupted critical services.
Additionally, the design and construction of the facility incorporated environmentally sensitive elements to minimize environmental impact and increase efficiency. Its ongoing operations also employ many green practices to meet or exceed stringent environmental standards. As a result of these efforts, the site has achieved LEED Gold certification through the U.S. Green Building Council.
Governor Terry McAuliffe said, “Virginia has been home to Capital One for more than two decades, and the company continues to illustrate its commitment to the Commonwealth through major investments in our communities. The creation of 100 new technology jobs is a testament to Virginia’s strong workforce and is in line with my top priority of growing and diversifying our economy and making Virginia a leader in 21st Century industries.”