T5 Data Centers Scheduled to Open Advanced, Greener Data Center Campus in Colorado Springs
Scheduled for Completion in 2014, T5@Colorado Data Center Strategically Located to Lower Power Consumption and Take Advantage of Colorado's Digital Economy.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 23, 2013)
--T5 Data Centers, innovators inproviding state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing supportenvironments for any enterprise, has started construction on T5@Colorado, its sixth datacenter complex, in Colorado Springs. The new $800 million data center campus will besituated on 64 acres and promises to offer businesses high reliability at lower operatingcosts while boosting job creation in the area. Completion of the first phase of the project isexpected by Q1 2014.T5@Colorado is a purpose-built data center park designed to meet the immediateInformation Technology needs of modern business with the flexibility to grow for thefuture. The data center campus promises 100 MW of available power with sustainable,eco-friendly design capabilities and offers power rates of $0.0444 per kilowatt-hour withthe potential to utilize free cooling over 97 percent of the year. It will be ideal for either single-tenant enterprise users or wholesale colocation with Tier II, III, or IV capability andunlimited design flexibility to service requirements as diverse as cloud, big data or highperformance computing.T5 continues to develop state-of-the-art data centers in strategic locations to deliver maximum capacity, security and service with minimal operating overhead. The newColorado Springs campus will be able to take advantage of the high plains climate byusing the cooler, drier external air to reduce air conditioning and operating costs. Thelocation also is strategically placed close to the Denver Technology Center, a technologyand telecommunications hub, and will serve as a central data relay center to lower latencyfor business-critical enterprise applications from coast to coast.T5 executives anticipate that the new data center campus will create 400 - 600 new high-paying jobs in the area. Industry research indicates that for every job directly created bythe data center, there are five jobs created indirectly."Colorado Springs is the ideal location for the next phase of our expansion," said Peter Marin, President and CEO of T5 Data Centers. "This is a vibrant, growing area with astrong and supportive business climate, and the proximity to Denver, as well as local