"T5 Data Centers, a leading national provider of data center facilities and services, recently announced the opening of a facility in the New York Metro area. The 38,000-square-foot T5@NY facility, located on a 9.4-acre campus in Westchester County, is the company's first on-the-ground foray into New York. It adds another option for companies with data center needs in the ever-expanding New York market.
T5 stated that the new data center was developed in partnership with Lincoln Rackhouse, the data center division of Lincoln Property Company. Its initial power capacity of 2 megawatts is expandable to 4.25 MW. Robust fiber optic telecommunications from several providers offer enterprise tenants choices for connecting to other carriers and facilities in the area. Located 30 miles north of New York City, the data center could serve as a disaster recovery facility for financial services, trading and technology firms with a New York presence and the desire for nearby backup storage.
""When we decided to open our T5@NY facility, we applied what we learned from Hurricane Sandy,"" stated Aaron Wangenheim, T5 Data Centers chief marketing officer. ""We chose Briarcliff Manor because we believe it to be one of the safest data center locations in the New York metro, as evidenced by the fact that the area was largely unaffected by Sandy and never lost power. It's also in the heart of a booming technology region. T5@NY is a great addition to our portfolio, expanding our presence into the Northeast and giving us access to new clients seeking data center resiliency and customization.""
The data center is due to be fully operational by the second quarter of 2014.
More Data Center Development in Store for T5?
The New York data center announcement highlighted the company's effort to make a bigger splash in the data center sector, previously outlined by T5 president Pete Marin in a December blog post. The facility is the company's seventh in the U.S., joining existing data centers in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas and Charlotte, along with in-development projects in Portland and Colorado Springs. Marin wrote that 2013, a year in which the company raised $193 million of additional capital and added tenants in several of its facilities, represented a good omen for the 2014 success of both T5 and the industry as a whole.
""While 2013 had some interesting ups and downs, we believe that 2014 will continue to show more growth in the data center industry,"" Marin wrote. ""Demand continues to outpace supply; outsourcing still has not taken hold in the wholesale area, however, we will see more of this in the coming 12 months; corporations will continue to hone their approach and the Intelligent Data Center Strategy (the right combination of Hybrid, Cloud, and Primary data centers) will dominate the thinking in the senior IT offices in 2014."""