DALLAS (September 18, 2012) – T5 Data Centers, innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable, and highly reliable computing support for any enterprise, today announced the completion and commissioning of its new T5@Dallas data center at the Legacy Business Park in Plano, Texas. The T5 team has successfully commissioned the first 3-megawatts (3 MWs) of what will ultimately be 20.5 MWs of critical power, so the new data center is ready for mission-critical operations for lease to enterprise customers.
The new T5@Dallas data center is a purpose-built, 150,000-square-foot building on a 20-acre site. Designed as a high-quality, fully equipped “wholesale” data center, the facility is customizable to customer needs with 129,000 square feet of raised floor. The building is built from structurally enhanced concrete and has been designed to withstand winds up to 175 miles per hour, so it will remain operational even in the face of tornadoes or natural disaster. It also has redundant power feeds from diverse substations to ensure power is available no matter what the conditions. The T5@Dallas data center is being developed in partnership with Lincoln Property Company, and is part of the Legacy master-planned business, retail, and residential community in Plano.
“Dallas is a booming market for server-ready data center services, particularly since enterprise customers are looking for facilities in technology-based business centers,” said Pete Marin,
President of T5. “Locating our T5@Dallas operation in Legacy in Plano also gives us a unique business location. And clients also benefit from our purpose-built facility – this is not a converted warehouse, but a custom designed data center constructed with infrastructure and security in mind.”
The new T5@Dallas data center was designed for large enterprise customers seeking a customizable, “always-on” computing environment. T5 maintains round-the-clock engineering and support staff, as well as redundant systems to deliver the best service possible as well as peace of mind. The company already supports a number of Fortune 200 companies at its other data center facilities.
“We just put the first 3 MWs of critical power through its paces and the electrical, mechanical, and control system design and installation proved to be robust and resilient,” said Joe Parrino, Senior Vice President of T5, responsible for data center portfolio operations. “Our commissioning agent created a complex script of simulations at multiple load levels, and the critical infrastructure systems performed to specification throughout the testing. We are ready to handle any kind of mission-critical data requirements.”
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 an “always on” computing environment. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise and wholesale data center services to organizations across North America using best-in-class technology and techniques, designing the MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) plant to achieve a low Power Usage Effectiveness
(PUE), thus delivering the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Charlotte with additional data centers planned for the near future. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities with the robust design, power requirements, and redundancy, and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.