Atlanta-based T5 Data Centers, a leading data centre owner and operator, has announced its expansion into the Pacific Northwest with a new project, T5@Portland. T5 has acquired a 15-acre parcel of land in Hillsboro, Oregon, and is finalizing design for construction of a 200,000 sq ft, LEED-certified data centre facility. Once completed, the project will be the only purpose-built, ground-up wholesale data centre in the state of Oregon.
Construction of the new T5@Portland facility is scheduled to begin in early 2013, with customer ready data halls delivered in early fall 2013. The data centre design is optimized to take into account the cool climate, thereby reducing the amount of power and water used to operate the facility. The centre will include high-efficiency, indirect evaporative cooling with custom air handlers.
"The Pacific Northwest is a well-established destination for enterprise users looking for safe, efficient data center solutions" said Pete Marin, President of T5. "Hillsboro offers the best combination of low taxes, low power costs, a reliable infrastructure and easy access for out-of-region companies. We anticipate the T5@Portland data center to be a showcase for responsible development, and will demonstrate to customers that we can design and engineer to embrace energy efficiencies while continuing to offer our clients the resiliency and uptime they require."
As a purpose-built building, the data centre also will have a hardened building shell that exceeds all seismic requirements, multiple generators for power redundancy, as well as redundant power feeds from the utility substation. Ultimately, the data centre will deliver 12.25 MW of critical power with a power density up to 200 watts-per-sq ft.
T5 Data Centers is aggressively expanding its operations to meet growing customer demand. In addition to T5@Portland, T5 offers wholesale and/or enterprise data centre space in the Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Charlotte markets.