T5 Data Centers is entering the New York market. The wholesale data center specialist said it is working with Lincoln Rackhouse to develop a new data center in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., about 30 miles north of Manhattan. The project is T5's seventh data center project, and its first in the Northeast.
Lincoln Rackhouse is the data center division for Lincoln Property Company, and previously worked with T5 on the company's T5@Dallas project.
The new powered-shell data center is a completely renovated 38,000 square foot property that previously served as a data center for Sony Corporation. Located on 9.4 acres, T5 says the site is ideal for disaster recovery or use as a “mirror” data center location for enterprise, financial services, trading, and technology firms. It has 2 megawatts of power available immediately, and can be expanded to 4.25 megawatts, with fiber telecommunication connections available from multiple providers.
“When we decided to open our T5@NY facility, we applied what we learned from Hurricane Sandy,” said Aaron Wangenheim, Chief Marketing Officer for T5 Data Centers. “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.”
T5@NY is located in the "BioHud Valley," home to major biotechnology companies and regional medical and research institutions in New York State. T5 says the property can serve as a dual function, with data center space as well as laboratory or incubator space. The facility is expected to be operational by the second quarter of this year.
T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Charlotte with new projects announced in Portland and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring redundant and reliable power and telecommunications and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.