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/C O R R E C T I O N -- M Group Architects/
Jul 23, 2010 (11:07 AM EDT)

In the news release, M Group Architects' New Network Operations Campus for Terremark Technologies is a Major Milestone for the Internet and ICANN, issued July 20, 2010 by M Group Architects over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the release has been revised. The complete, corrected release follows:

M Group Architects’ New Network Operations Center for Terremark, Signifying a Major Milestone for the Internet and ICANN

CULPEPER, Va., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Terremark Worldwide, Inc. recently inaugurated its new state-of-the-art Network Operations Center at its Network Access Point (NAP) of the Capital Region campus, master planned and designed by M Group Architects, with a cryptographic key signing event. The key secures the root zone of the Domain Name System. The event was conducted specifically to generate confidence throughout the technical Internet community and demonstrated that the root zone can be relied upon to protect users from false information. The ceremony took place in the M Group Architects’-designed high security 72 000 SF headquarter building and was attended by participants from over ten countries.

M Group Architects, a Virginia-based, full-service architecture firm, is known for its grasp of the complex requirements of hardened, mission-critical facilities. During the key signing ceremony every aspect of the equipment, software and procedures associated with the key’s generation were verified as not only correct and trustworthy, but superior to those of many commercial certificate authorities -- not only in the degree of openness and transparency in their design and execution, but also in terms of their security engineering. The highly sophisticated facility was designed to also house Terremark’s on-campus staff. It is equipped with fully redundant backup systems for power and cooling infrastructure.

The NAP of the Capital Region is a 30-acre campus located 60 miles from Washington, D.C. The design of the data centers required an enhanced security protocol, designed to protect both sensitive data and users. They are built as a secure bunker, with security staff, sophisticated surveillance systems, biometric scanners, and secured areas for processing of staff, customers, and visitors. M Group Architects designs one- to two million square feet of office, retail and flex space annually throughout twenty states, with the majority of the work located in the National Capital Region. Commercial, government and military clients include tech companies, government contractors, corporations, design/build contractors, associations, developers and institutional owners.

M Group Architects’ project experience ranges from small SCIF spaces that are an integrated part of a much larger interior-tenant design to complete secure-campus master planning and large, dedicated stand-alone data center buildings. When completed, the NAP of the Capital Region campus will consist of five data center buildings, housing approximately 250,000 sq ft of developed space and providing one of the most secure and sophisticated data center campuses on the East Coast.


Location: Culpeper, Virginia

Description: Master planning and design of a highly secure Co-Lo facility on a semi-rural site. The third of five data centers is currently under construction. Support buildings include a guard house/ security building, shipping/receiving building, a 2 story, 70,000sf office building

SOURCE M Group Architects