T5 Data Centers, a colocation data center company with facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland, Charlotte, Chicago, New York, and Colorado, has entered the European data center market. T5 Data Centers has announced a joint venture with JCD Group of Cork, Ireland to develop their T5@Ireland data center campus located in Cork.
This is T5 Data Centers’ first data center outside the United States and will look to take advantage of the coming political changes in the European Union (Brexit and associated EU data sovereignty laws), and telecom and power infrastructure advantages in Cork to anticipate a “growing” need for companies seeking new data centers serving European and U.S. customers.
The new T5@Ireland premises is a 32.5-acre, 46 MW dedicated data center campus with full planning permission for two enterprise facilities of 7 MW each, and a cloud targeted facility of 32 MW. The site would be carrier rich and will have direct access to Ireland’s five largest domestic fiber carriers, as well as subsea cable connectivity to the United States, United Kingdom and Europe via GTT Express, GTT North & South, Aquacomm’s AEC-1 Cable (Ireland to NYC).
T5’s building I will be a 7 MW, 84,000 square foot facility and is due for completion in Q1, 2019, which will coincide with the landing of the Ireland France Subsea Cable (IFC-1), the first cable to directly link Ireland to mainland Europe. Building II will be a 97,000-square-foot, 7 MW data center, and Building III will be a 323,000-square-foot, 32 MW data center. As with all T5 facilities, each data center can be customized to accommodate any enterprise-grade or cloud computing deployment. T5@Ireland is fed by 60 MW of power from an adjacent dual fed substation, and can deliver this power within expedited delivery deployments of new facilities.
5 to 25 kW Per Rack
“Now is the perfect time for T5 to build T5@Ireland as our springboard into Europe,” said Pete Marin, CEO & President of T5 Data Centers. “Cork is a growing technology hub with a great talent pool and robust infrastructure. We expect T5@Ireland to attract European customers seeking a new location for their enterprise operations, and for U.S. companies seeking a European data center presence. This is the next phase of T5’s global expansion strategy and shows our commitment to serve our customers wherever they need us.”
T5@Ireland Building I would be a Class A data center designed to meet LEED Silver requirements. It features block-redundant 1.75 MW electrical lineups and can accommodate densities from 5 to 25 kW per rack. The Cork location also offers ideal climate conditions for indirect, free-air cooling, and the building is equipped with Liebert DSE cooling for modular growth.