Quantum Loophole, Inc., a developer of Gigawatt-scale, master-planned data center communities, on June 22 announced it had broken ground on critical infrastructure supporting its new Quantum Frederick data center site in Maryland.
According to a press release, the initial scope of development includes power distribution and underground power ducts, water and sewer pump stations and piping, underground fiber distribution ducts, roads and entryways, and a variety of environmental projects to maintain and distribute mature growth throughout the property.
Quantum Loophole says its Frederick data center campus will offer city-scale infrastructure for hyperscale, colocation, and purpose-built data center developers. The developer notes that the more than 2,100-acre, master-planned site sits just 20 meters from the massive, but constrained, Ashburn, Virginia data center ecosystem.
Connectivity will be enabled by the company’s QLoop network, set to be one of the most robust conduit systems to ever be constructed, it contends, able to hold more than 200,000 strands of fiber.
First movers, like recently announced Aligned Data Centers, are able to take full advantage of Maryland state incentives for digital infrastructure investment, and will leverage critical sustainability innovations like clean power, reclaimed water, and dig-once fiber deployments enabled by Quantum Loophole’s unique approach, at scale.
The new infrastructure buildout includes two network centers to speed interconnection needs. The centers will feature automated robotic cross connects powered by Telescent. As a result, cross connects for Quantum Frederick operators will be delivered in minutes without a human being touching them, reducing the need for expensive truck rolls, all executed simultaneously, the company says.
Quantum Loophole says reimagines the site selection process for hyperscale and mass-scale data center developments. The Frederick County, Maryland project, its first, provides the digital infrastructure industry a 10-20 year road map inclusive of land, power, water and fiber network infrastructure, the company contends.
“We really are building something special here, for the industry and for the community,” remarked Josh Snowhorn, founder and CEO of Quantum Loophole. “It’s exciting to see the team’s vision for sustainable and predictable data center deployments at unheard of scale becoming reality. None of this would be possible without the interest and support of the State of Maryland and of Frederick County.”