An infographic from Intelishift Technologies says Ashburn, Va. has grown its data center density to become the “center of the Internet,” the Washington Post reported Wednesday.
Jonathan O’Connell writes Loudoun County is home to more than 5 million square feet of data center space and 70 percent of the world’s Internet traffic passes through Ashburn.
The area also serves as a gateway of U.S. communications to Europe, according to the report.
O’Connell writes Ashburn has generated 90 percent of the world’s data in the past two years and produced 1.8 zettabytes of data in 2011.
Intelishift predicts that storage requirements for data from medical devices, radio-frequency identification readers, cameras and sensors will grow, the Post reports.