American colocation specialist T5 Data Centers is planning to build a 200MW data center campus in Augusta, Georgia.
The 140-acre site secured for the purpose is immediately adjacent to Fort Gordon, home of the U.S. Army’s Cyber Command, the U.S. Army Signal Corps, and the Cyber Center of Excellence.
“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, CEO at T5.
“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.”
World’s most secure data center?
T5 considerably expanded its range following a $2.5 billion investment by Vancouver-based QuadReal Property Group in 2019. Today, the company offers the whole gamut of data center services including customized build-to-suit, wholesale turnkey and powered shell data centers, construction, and maintenance.
All of these will be offered on the Augusta campus: the site has access to 16 carriers and low latency connectivity to existing federal cloud zones, and 15MW of power available immediately from Georgia Power – with more than 200MW of potential supply.
Thanks to its signals intelligence neighbors, Augusta is emerging as a major cyber security destination; the city is home to the Georgia Cyber Center, a $100 million facility recently opened to enable collaboration between state, federal, and higher education institutions.
“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 of the Augusta Economic Development Authority.