PORTLAND, Ore. (October 10, 2012) – Atlanta-based T5 Data Centers, a leading data
center owner and operator supporting enterprise and wholesale data users, today
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 square-foot, LEED-certified data center facility. Once
completed, the project will be the only purpose-built, ground-up wholesale data center 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 center design is
optimized to take into account the cool climate, thereby reducing the amount of power
and water used to operate the facility. The center 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 center 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 center will deliver
12.25 MW of critical power with a power density up to 200 watts-per-square-foot. The
T5@Portland data center will also include an on-site office and support space, as well
as 24/7 monitoring of operations. Fiber connectivity is available from a dozen
independent service providers, and there are three transpacific landing stations situated
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 center
space in the Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Charlotte markets.
About T5 Data Centers:
T5 Data Centers is a professional, experienced and expert team, of mavericks
passionately focused on developing, owning and operating the world’s highest quality
wholesale data centers for their clients. T5 is nimble, proactive and challenges the
industry’s status quo with collaborative, customer-centric approaches that remove the
stress of uptime. Their responsiveness, engaged leadership and willingness to do
whatever it takes ensures their clients never again have to worry if their critical functions are running.