KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC (September 13, 2013) – T5 Data Centers today announced that a global financial services company is the newest tenant to sign a lease for data center space at the T5@Kings Mountain campus.
The customer has signed a 10-year turn-key lease for an undisclosed amount of critical load. The lease gives this customer occupancy of half of one of the campus’ powered building shells. The financial institution selected T5 Data Centers because of the company’s ability to completely customize the facility’s design to meet their specific requirements, resulting in a data center with a very robust and redundant infrastructure that ensures uninterrupted uptime. Leasing space at the T5@Kings Mountain campus will give the customer complete control over their data processing environment. They have dedicated and isolated computing space for absolute security.
“We are seeing more financial institutions from the Northeast coming to T5 for data center solutions that can be customized, offer greater reliability and better security at a reasonable price,” said Pete Marin, President and CEO of T5 Data Centers. “Our Kings Mountain facility is ideally located, since it is in the same time zone and close to the Northeast and has a solid fiber connection with multiple providers including long haul fiber connectivity from AT&T and Level 3. We anticipate other financial institutions to follow the customer’s example because of our Low Risk location, High Quality Data Center Space and our Customized Solution.”
Other factors that make T5@Kings Mountain an attractive data center location are the low cost of occupancy and the low cost of power. Duke Energy has a dedicated 180 MW substation servicing the Kings Mountain data center campus delivering stable, low-cost power. The campus also uses underground concrete encased duct bank system for secure reliable power delivery. Additionally, state and local tax incentives offer up to 100 percent abatement on data center equipment and software.
The T5@Kings Mountain data center campus features turn-key, power shell and build-to-suit options within the 280-acre campus. The geographic location has a low occurrence of both natural and manmade disasters and the buildings are structurally enhanced to withstand winds up to 185 mph. The core and shell is LEED certified.
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 to power mission critical business applications. 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 clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Charlotte with new projects announced in Portland and Colorado. 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.