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Powering Up the Community: PowerHouse Data Centers Champions the 2024 Cloud Run

Get ready to lace up your sneakers and hit the asphalt! The second annual 7×24 Cloud Run is right around the corner in Loudoun County! 
With a blend of physical activity and industry education, the Cloud Run is making strides towards highlighting the importance of data centers and the professionals behind the digital cloud that powers our everyday lives. Scheduled for April 20, 2024, this event, hosted by the 7×24 Exchange DC Chapter, aims to unite the local Ashburn community and data center industry in a day of fun, learning, and philanthropy—proceeds from the Cloud Run will be distributed to Dulles South Soup Kitchen and the 7×24 Exchange DC Chapter Scholarship program. As one of the event’s main sponsors, PowerHouse Data Centers stands out not just for its financial support but also for hosting the starting line of the event at its new Quantum Park property, showcasing its commitment to the industry and local community. 

The Cloud Run is designed to celebrate International Data Center Day, taking participants on a 4.99999k run/walk and a one-mile fun run around the famed Data Center Alley, the distance being a clever nod to the industry’s famous five nines of network reliability. Of course, the event doubles as a way to engage participants in the critical importance of reliability in data operations, a principle that PowerHouse Data Centers embodies through its state-of-the-art facilities and services. In fact, PowerHouse’s parent company, American Real Estate Partners (AREP) is showcasing their new Quantum Park property, with the location serving as the race’s starting point. Quantum Park is a brand new cutting-edge facility prominently positioned in the heart of Data Center Alley, a Class A facility, offering top-notch security, flexibility, and power across a meticulously controlled 135.7-acre site located to the north of the Dulles Greenway on Loudoun County Parkway.  

The event promises an educational and interactive Data Center Discovery Zone, sponsored by the Data Center Coalition, where participants can learn about the intricacies of data centers, including the critical concept of five nines of reliability. This interactive zone aims to educate community members about the data center industry, highlighting the various career paths and opportunities it offers. For PowerHouse Data Centers, it aligns with their mission to not only lead in data center innovation but also in cultivating a skilled workforce for the future. 

Karen Petersburg, PowerHouse Vice President and 7×24 Chapter President, emphasizes the broader impact of the event, stating, “Cloud Run participants will race alongside some of the thousands of data center professionals who support the IT backbone of the Internet. These are your friends and neighbors, who support countless end users and generously give back to this community.”  

In addition to the run, the day is filled with post-race celebrations, including food trucks, a vendor expo, and live music, making it a fun event for the whole family. The festivities not only celebrate the hardworking individuals behind our digital world but also offer a glimpse into the future of the data center industry, powered by companies like PowerHouse Data Centers. 

To register for the event, click here. To learn more about PowerHouse Data Centers and their community initiatives, follow them on LinkedIn and Twitter.  

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