Data center operator T5 Data Centers has announced the planned construction of [email protected], a 140-acre, 200MW government and business cloud data center complex planned for Augusta, Georgia, the Southeast’s cybersecurity hub.
The new to be built facility will be located near Fort Gordon and the United States Army’s Cyber Command Headquarters, providing access to a large and diverse pool of highly skilled, certified IT and cybersecurity experts with secret and top-secret federal credentials.
“The vast, premium location of this property makes it ideal for federal cloud space and government contractors, with access to a large labor force with required security clearances, access to lit, dark, and black fiber, and any necessary physical security measures,” said Pete Marin, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at T5 Data Centers. “In addition, our clients get a business-friendly and stable tax environment, with 100% sales tax abatement on IT purchases, property tax rebates, and low-cost reliable power.”
Build-to-Suit Data Centers
T5’s lifecycle services platform includes build-to-suit data centers, wholesale turnkey or powered shell data centers, crucial facility construction, and ongoing facility management and operations. T5’s experienced development team can adapt building designs to satisfy particular commercial or government cloud needs, such as ICD 705 SCIF or non-SCIF requirements, increased setbacks and physical security, modular and sustainable infrastructure, and technical office and support environments.
With access to 16 carriers and low latency connectivity to existing government cloud zones, the new site in Augusta, Georgia, would provide great telecommunications infrastructure. According to T5, this area is fast becoming known as a top-tier cybersecurity destination, joining Northern VA, Salt Lake City, UT, San Antonio, TX, and Huntsville, AL among others.
“Augusta has made a name for itself as a hub for the cybersecurity industry. With T5’s development of this vast tract of land, the company is helping spur more tech-centric economic development for the community,” said Steven Kendrick, Chairman, Augusta Economic Development Authority. “We are pleased to support new projects in the area that will cement our city’s cybersecurity stronghold.”
Because of Augusta’s cybersecurity reputation, any firms that choose to do business here will have access to a highly configurable purpose-built data center campus as well as a large, experienced staff with secret and top-secret security clearances, stated T5 Data Centers.
T5 manages approximately 500 MW of critical load across 55 data centers and provides turnkey or custom data center solutions in nine U.S. regions.