T5 Signs Anchor Tenant for New LA Data Center

The exterior of the new T5 data center in El Segundo, Calif. The company announced its first tenant this week. (Photo: T5 Data Centers)

T5 Data Centers has announced the signing of the first lease at its T5@LA facility in Los Angeles. The first customer is an enterprise company that will occupy a custom-built data hall and take occupancy will be in 2013. T5 this week announced the completion and commissioning of the first 3.7 megawatts of space at the facility at 444 North Nash Street in El Segundo, near LAX airport. The T5@LA data center will ultimately support 16.6 megawatts of critical power.

The new data center is a purpose-built, 205,000-square-foot building on a 6.1 acre site, which will feature up to 120,000 square feet of raised floor. The building is built from structurally enhanced steel and has been designed to withstand earthquakes with a seismic importance factor of 1.5. T5@LA also has a dedicated, on-site power substation.

The T5@LA data center will use cool coastal air to help chill the data halls via an indirect evaporative process that uses approximately half the energy of traditional data center designs.

“We are very excited to welcome our first tenant to T5@LA,” said Aaron Wangenheim Executive Vice President of T5, responsible for marketing and leasing. “T5@LA was chosen by this discerning customer because of our ability to deliver the right solution and the right efficiencies. Their critical applications required the most resilient data center possible, and we’re excited to welcome them to T5@LA. ”

“Los Angeles has been an underserved market for server-ready data center services” said Pete Marin, President of T5. “T5@LA is the first purpose built wholesale data center in the Los Angeles basin. We’re seeing great demand for our high quality and super-efficient design.”

The new project continues a period of active growth for T5 Data Centers, which now offers wholesale or enterprise data center space in the DallasOregonAtlanta and Charlotte markets.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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