RAP Center Colocation – Easy, secure, and affordable

The Richard A. Peterson (RAP) data center is a purpose-built, dedicated Tier 2 Data and Colocation facility. Located on the outskirts of the city of Lexington in Rockbridge County, VA, the RAP Center is the core of the Rockbridge Area Network Authority (RANA), a public authority that maintains a countywide fiber optic network.

Who benefits from colocation? Small-to-medium businesses – including banks, law firms, and medical offices – that house their own servers and computer hardware. Colocation removes the stress of overseeing a data facility, and it stabilizes costs. Large businesses, universities, and local and regional governments can also eliminate expansion-related capital expenses by colocating their network hardware. Domestic and international communications carriers can house their hardware in our carrier-neutral RAP Center too.


The RAP Center is conveniently located on the I-81 corridor, providing easy access for any number of companies on the East Coast and beyond. RANA has full cabinets, portions of a cabinet, and separate cage space available. Benefits of Colocation in the RAP Center

● Data is stored in a top tier and flexible facility Power, space, and capacity are up-to-date and top-of-the line. It’s also easy to add capacity as your needs and business grow. Fiber connectivity is provided for your equipment.

● Multi-layered security protects your network RAP is a dark facility with 24/7 remote monitoring. Key card access and video surveillance are additional security features.

● Ensures business continuity if disaster strikes Customers replicate their servers and drives in a separate, climate-controlled setting. So if disaster damages your on-site hardware, the duplicates at the RAP Center will maintain and continue your business operations.

Rap Center Features

• 12,400 square feet raised floor with a design power load of 100kVA.

• Two 100kVA UPS systems and a 350-kW standby generator to ensure your equipment keeps running in the event of a power outage in the area.

• Power delivered on the floor by dual power distribution units so that each cabinet has power supplied by an A and B bus.

• Three 20-ton CRAC air handlers supply cool air to the floor. For redundancy, two of the CRACs can cool the floor at design load.

• Inert gas suppression fire systems protect the raised floor and a separate electrical room.

• We provide a dark facility with remote monitoring and video surveillance inside and out.

• Customer’s actual power consumption is metered to the cabinet and billed monthly.

Contact RANA for more information about colocation at 540-464-9990 or ranabroadband@gmail.com.

The Richard A. Peterson (RAP) data center