T5 Finalizes Purchase of 40-Acre Parcel for T5@Atlanta II
by Justin Hughes
ATLANTA, GA — T5 Data Center has finalized the purchase of a new 40-acre property in Douglas County as the location for T5@Atlanta II, the second data center in the Atlanta region to don the T5 moniker. The acquisition marks the first step in the eventual construction of a purpose-build data center that will measure 130,000 square-feet and satisfy the needs of hyperscale enterprise customers.
The T5@Atlanta II data center will feature 10 megawatts of critical power load and 66,667 square feet of white floor space upon completion. The T5 facility will benefit from redundant service from a pair of power substations located nearby, as well as the robust fiber telecommunications infrastructure that metropolitan Atlanta area enjoys today. The facility will be fault-tolerant and boast the ability to withstand winds as high as 185 miles-per-hour. T5 also has committed to constructing T5@Atlanta II to LEED certifiications, air-cooled mechanical chillers and an annualized PUE of 1.32.
The T5@Atlanta II campus also will feature enough space to accommodate a building for a second data center to be constructed at a yet-to-be-determined date in the future. This addition is expected to bring the total capacity of T5@Atlanta II to 20+ megawatts. The new campus complements T5@Atlanta, the 105,000 square-foot flagship data center that T5 built in Alpharetta, Georgia, in 2011. This is the twelfth customizable data center to be built by T5 Data Centers. Atlanta also serves as the home of T5 Data Centers’ corporate headquarters.
“Atlanta has proven itself to be a growing market for enterprise-class data center users,” said Pete Marin, CEO of T5 Data Centers in a press release. “These discerning companies continue to be attracted to Atlanta by the inexpensive and reliable power, easy access, a talented workforce and competitive tax incentives. T5 was one of the earlier data center providers to commit to the Atlanta region and we recognized that now is an ideal time to strengthen that commitment with the construction of T5@Atlanta II.”
For more on T5, check out previous CapRE Insider Reports covering their latest activity as well exclusive analysis from their leadership team:
- Q&A with Pete Marin, President & CEO of T5 Data Centers: Tech Must March Forward Through Good Times & Bad
- T5 Data Centers to Expand to Europe with Ireland Data Center Campus
- T5 Data Centers’ Bob Kramlich on Legacy Facilities, Connectivity to the Cloud, and Biggest Operations Challenges in Atlanta
- Joe Perino, T5 Data Centers, on Dropping Cooling Set Points
About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide a “Forever On” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 Facilities Management (T5FM) is the mission-critical support division of T5, providing 24/7 critical facilities management, remote hands, IT consulting, and related services. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland, Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Colorado, and Ireland. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications, and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.