T5 Facilities Management to Deliver Best-in-Class Data Center
Operations to New Forsythe Data Center

T5 Facilities Management (T5FM), a T5 Data Centers company, which provides best-in-class facilities management services to data center owners across North America, today announced a new partnership with Forsythe Technology to operate its new Forsythe Data Center Retail+® colocation facility. The Elk Grove Village, Ill. data center is on track for completion and will be open to tenants in May 2015.

With this partnership, T5FM will deliver comprehensive data center support and facilities management for Forsythe Data Centers, including staffing, training programs, operational policies, and site-specific procedures. T5FM will apply the same best practices that have been proven in operating T5’s own data center facilities in Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Portland.

“This is the first step in a long-term relationship with Forsythe Technology to deliver ongoing data center facilities management services as Forsythe’s business continues to grow,” said Mike Casey, President of T5 Facilities Management. “When we launched T5FM, we had facilities like Forsythe Data Centers in mind as target clients. Using what we learned managing our own data centers, we have developed proven operational procedures to mitigate risk and eliminate downtime with an emphasis on safety, training, process, and customer communications.”

Forsythe Data Centers offers tenants secure, client-controllable, private suites from 1,000 to 4,000 square feet, as well as micro-suites and cabinets. The facility will also consolidate Forsythe’s multi-vendor Technology Evaluation Center, Integration and Configuration Center, and Executive Briefing Center under one roof. The new data center will use Forsythe’s new Retail+® model, which features private, hard-wall client suites like those in wholesale facilities, coupled with the flexible, modular design of retail facilities.

“Partnering with T5FM to manage operations allows us to focus on what we do best – building optimized colocation facilities and delivering the technology, products, and services our tenants need,” said Steve Harris, Vice President, Development, Forsythe Data Centers. “The new relationship with T5FM will give our clients the best colocation solutions with the finest operational support available.”

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About Forsythe

Founded in 1971, Forsythe is one of the largest, independent IT integrators in North America, serving approximately 1,000 U.S. and Canada-based companies. Clients come to Forsythe for help optimizing cost, managing risk, improving performance and enabling innovation within their IT and data center operations to deliver greater value to their business. Forsythe’s experience crosses all facets of the data center. Forsythe provides independent professional services and financial solutions, as well as IT products from all the leading IT infrastructure manufacturers and vendors, and related services. Forsythe is privately held and 100-percent employee-owned, with nearly 1,000 employees in 40 locations. 2013 was Forsythe’s 43rd consecutive profitable year, with revenues of $1.1 billion. Forsythe Data Centers, Forsythe/McArthur Associates Inc., Forsythe Solutions Group Inc., Forsythe Technology Canada Inc., Forsythe International Inc., KillerIT, Mentora Group, SOS Security and Synnefo Technology Solutions are wholly owned subsidiaries of Forsythe Technology Inc.

“Retail+®” is a registered trademark of Forsythe Data Centers, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

 About T5 Facilities Management

 T5 Data Centers provides enterprise and wholesale 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 customers. In addition to operating T5 Data Centers’ wholesale data center portfolio, T5 Facilities Management (T5FM), a T5 Data Centers Company, provides 3rd party on-site facilities management services to data center owners across North America. T5FM applies the same best practices used in all of T5 Data Centers’ facilities, including policies and procedures to mitigate risk and eliminate operational concerns with an emphasis on safety, training, and customer communication. T5FM currently operates data center facilities in Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Portland, and Chicago.

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Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700

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