T5 Data Centers, a U.S. data center owner and operator, has announced plans to break ground on its new T5@Dallas-III colocation data center this summer. This will expand the company’s Plano campus to 472,000 square feet of Tier 3 data center space. The announcement was made following the acquisition of the additional 9.0 acres adjacent to its T5@Dallas data center campus in Plano to accommodate the expansion.
The new building to be constructed on the T5@Dallas colocation data center campus is going to be a 156,600-square-foot concurrently maintainable facility. When added to the existing 315,000 square feet in the T5@Dallas-I facility, the T5 Dallas campus will have 472,000 square feet of wholesale data center space under roof. A further expansion of 225,000 square feet is planned on the west side of the phase I building.
T5@Dallas-III will be designed to the same exacting specifications as the existing T5@Dallas data center with customizable N+1 electrical topology and 94,000 square feet of white space, 10.75 MW of power capacity, and state-of-the-art electrical and mechanical designs. The T5@Dallas-III colocation facility is expected to be ready for tenant occupancy in the spring of 2017.
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The new data center will be built to withstand 221 mile-per-hour winds (EF-5 equivalent tornado) and take advantage of the two dedicated substations that currently serve the existing T5@Dallas data center campus. The new T5@Dallas-III facility would have the advantage of substantial service from major telecommunications carriers already servicing T5@Dallas-I with the latest fiber-optic infrastructure.
“We see Dallas, and especially Plano, as a robust and growing area and a great place to do business,” said Aaron Wangenheim, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of T5 Data Centers. “We continue to see increasing demand in the Dallas market for premier data center services from discerning companies with unique requirements. Extending our existing T5@Dallas operation allows us to service these companies and take advantage of the operational excellence of our existing campus to deliver superior capabilities at a reduced cost.”
T5 executives see Dallas as a growth market that already is the site for headquarters for a number of Fortune 500 companies, all of which is driving demand for totally customizable, state-of-the-art, wholesale colocation data center suites. In addition to having land available for expansion, the region would have reliable, affordable power, a great data infrastructure with high-speed connectivity offered by multiple service providers, as well as attractive tax incentives and a large pool of qualified technical talent.