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T5 Data Centers, Hillwood and IPI Partners Form Partnership to Develop T5@Alliance, a Hyperscale Data Center Campus at AllianceTexas

T5 Data Centers and Hillwood, are partnering to co-develop a data center campus within AllianceTexas, the 18,000-acre master-planned, mixed-use development in north Fort Worth. Development of the T5@Alliance data center campus is backed by IPI Data Center Partners Management, LLC (IPI Partners).

Atlanta, GA, USA — T5 Data Centers (T5), innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable, hyperscale computing environments, and Hillwood, one of the nation’s leading real estate companies, are partnering to co-develop a data center campus within AllianceTexas, the 18,000-acre master-planned, mixed-use development in north Fort Worth. Development of the T5@Alliance data center campus is backed by IPI Data Center Partners Management, LLC (IPI Partners), which invests in data centers and other technology and connectivity-related real assets and is sponsored by ICONIQ Capital, LLC and an affiliate of Iron Point Partners, LLC.

The T5@Alliance campus is a unique scaled opportunity for the data center market. AllianceTexas has initially dedicated 350-400 acres of its infrastructure rich master plan specifically for data centers. The massive pad sites with the infrastructure necessary to ensure uninterrupted power, telecommunications, and operations, provide the foundation for T5 to construct enterprise-scale, customized data centers that meet customers’ specific requirements. At full build-out, the development is capable of delivering 400+ megawatts of dedicated critical power, which replicates the current capacity of the entire Dallas-Fort Worth marketplace.

“Cloud and hyperscale data center users are looking for locations that can offer a growth pathway, incentives, resiliency and speed to operation, all with low costs. T5@Alliance offers a perfect combination of these critical requirements,” said Pete Marin, President and CEO of T5. “This partnership with Hillwood and IPI Partners brings together a highly experienced team ready to deliver hyperscale campuses for discerning data center customers.”

“Rapid growth in Fort Worth is catching the attention of large technology companies, like Facebook, and is reinforcing AllianceTexas’ position as a premier destination for data centers,” said Mike Berry, president of Hillwood, developer of AllianceTexas. “With highly acclaimed data centers already developed in eight major markets across the United States, T5 and IPI Partners are ideal partners for expediting the evolution of AllianceTexas as a large-scale data center destination. This partnership will allow us to quickly deliver even more data center campuses to the growing number of customers who want to more efficiently serve North Texas and the broader market.”

Redundancy is one of the core reasons that data centers find AllianceTexas attractive. The development is served by two separate transmission sources, Brazos Electric Power Cooperative and Oncor, which come together at the same location to provide power independently with transmission-level redundancy. Four substations currently exist at AllianceTexas, with locations identified for multiple additional substations, which enhance redundancy opportunities for development sites. This component, combined with the fact that Texas operates on its own electrical grid, mitigates the risk that data center operations will be disrupted by power outages. The state’s deregulated electricity marketplace also makes power extremely affordable.

Multiple long-haul and domestic fiber providers are also in place throughout AllianceTexas. In addition, the development is served by water supplied by the City of Fort Worth. The water system within AllianceTexas has been constructed and was purposefully designed to provide critical redundancy, with interconnections between three transmission water mains.

“The partners share the same vision for providing customers with customized data center solutions, making this a great opportunity to leverage our capabilities and resources to support the growing demands of colocation, enterprise and hyper-scale users across the region,” said Reid Goetz, vice president of Hillwood. “The massive pad sites at T5@Alliance, which are already served with critical infrastructure, make the development a great platform on which the partners can create one of the world’s top data center destinations. Facebook and other FORTUNE 500 users have already recognized the substantial advantages of this location for massive installations. Redundancy, the presence of multiple fiber providers, access to an ample volume of water and the region’s moderate weather all help ensure reliable, uninterrupted service of data centers at AllianceTexas.”

ABOUT ALLIANCETEXAS
AllianceTexas (http://www.alliancetexas.com) is an 18,000-acre, master-planned community anchored by the world’s first industrial airport. It includes the Alliance Global Logistics Hub, Circle T Ranch and Alliance Town Center projects. AllianceTexas is now home to over 470 companies, which have built more than 40 million square feet and created over 47,500 jobs. The community also includes over 2.6 million square feet of retail, restaurant, medical and entertainment components integrated with a variety of single-family and luxury apartment home options. Since its inception, it is estimated that AllianceTexas has generated more than $64 billion in economic impact for the North Texas region.

ABOUT T5 DATA CENTERS
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland, Charlotte, Chicago, New York and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications, and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications. For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

ABOUT HILLWOOD
Hillwood, a Perot company, is a premier industrial, commercial and residential real estate developer and manager with projects throughout North America and Europe. With a diverse portfolio of properties which have become home to many of the world’s leading companies, Hillwood is committed to bringing long-term value to our customers and partners and the communities in which we serve.

Hillwood also served as the lead developer of marquee projects nationwide, from the Air Force Memorial in Washington, D.C. to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the American Airlines Center in Dallas. For additional information, please visit http://www.hillwood.com.

IPI DATA CENTER PARTNERS MANAGEMENT, LLC
IPI Data Center Partners Management, LLC invests in data centers and other technology and connectivity-related real assets and is sponsored by ICONIQ Capital, LLC and an affiliate of Iron Point Partners, LLC.

Contact Information:
Mercedes Bolen
Hillwood
817-224-6002
mercedes.bolen@hillwood.com

Michelle Hargis
Cooksey Communications
817-798-5257
michelle@cookseypr.com

T5 Data Centers Announces Plans to Expand T5@Dallas Campus with Third Server Ready Data Center

New T5@Dallas-III Will Expand Plano Campus to 472,000 Square Feet of Tier III Data Center Space.

Dallas, TX, USA — T5 Data Centers™ (http://www.t5datacenters.com), innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments, today announced plans to break ground on its new T5@Dallas-III data center this summer. The announcement was made following the acquisition of the additional 9.0 acres adjacent to its T5@Dallas data center campus in Plano to accommodate the expansion.

The new building to be constructed on the T5@Dallas data center campus is going to be a 156,600-square-foot, Tier 3, concurrently maintainable facility. When added to the existing 315,000 square feet in the T5@Dallas-I facility, the T5 Dallas campus will have 472,000 square feet of wholesale data center space under roof. A further expansion of 225,000 square feet is planned on the west side of the phase I building.

T5@Dallas-III will be designed to the same exacting specifications as the existing T5@Dallas data center with customizable N+1 electrical topology and 94,000 square feet of white space, 10.75 MW of power capacity, and state-of-the-art electrical and mechanical designs. It also will be built to withstand 221 mile-per-hour winds (EF-5 equivalent tornado) and take advantage of the two dedicated substations that currently serve the existing T5@Dallas data center campus. The new T5@Dallas-III facility will have the advantage of substantial service from major telecommunications carriers already servicing T5@Dallas-I with the latest fiber-optic infrastructure.

“We see Dallas, and especially Plano, as a robust and growing area and a great place to do business,” said Aaron Wangenheim, Chief Operating Officer for T5 Data Centers. “We continue to see increasing demand in the Dallas market for premier data center services from discerning companies with unique requirements. Extending our existing T5@Dallas operation allows us to service these companies and take advantage of the operational excellence of our existing campus to deliver superior capabilities at a reduced cost.”

T5 executives see Dallas as a growth market that already is the site for headquarters for a number of Fortune 500 companies, all of which is driving demand for totally customizable, state-of-the-art, wholesale data center suites. In addition to having land available for expansion, the region has reliable, affordable power, a great data infrastructure with high-speed connectivity offered by multiple service providers, as well as attractive tax incentives and a large pool of qualified technical talent. The T5@Dallas-III facility is expected to be ready for tenant occupancy in the spring of 2017.

For more information about T5’s data center services, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland and Charlotte with new projects announced in New York, and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications, and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications. For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

Contact:
Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700
aaron@t5datacenters.com

T5 Data Centers(TM) Breaks Ground on T5@Portland Data Center Campus

T5 Begins Construction on Silicon Forest’s Most Advanced Wholesale Colocation Data Center to Accommodate Growing Demand for Business-critical Computing in the Pacific Northwest.

Hillsboro, OR, USA (September 16, 2014) — T5 Data Centers™, innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments for any enterprise, today announced that the company has broken ground on T5@Portland, a two building wholesale colocation data center campus in suburban Portland. The company is also pleased to announce that a Fortune 100 company has already leased T5@Portland’s first building.

T5@Portland is the first purpose-built, state-of-the-art data center campus to be constructed in the Silicon Forest. The new data center campus will consist of two separate buildings; one of which has already been pre-leased. The second building will be a 110,000 square foot, nine (9) critical megawatt data center and pre-leasing is already underway for this facility. The T5@Portland data centers should be ready for occupancy in early summer 2015.

Like T5’s entire portfolio of data centers, T5@Portland’s facilities are purpose-built and offer server-ready IT solutions capable of housing multiple independent data center tenants. T5@Portland is being constructed to LEED Silver specification, and will take advantage of the coastal Pacific Northwest climate to offset cooling costs and maximize power usage effectiveness (PUE) of the data centers. The T5@Portland data centers will also have extremely reliable power from two redundant power feeds into the facility and are being designed as high-performance, highly efficient, seismic secure, purpose-built data centers.

“We have built a national reputation for delivering high-quality data centers that provide superior reliability,” said Aaron Wangenheim, Chief Marketing Officer for T5 Data Centers, “and this project is another great example of that philosophy. T5@Portland meets all the criteria that enterprise customers are looking for – purpose built performance, high resiliency and low cost. T5’s strategy is to continue to build the best data centers in the best locations.”

In addition to its technical specification, T5@Portland tenants will be able to take advantage of the favorable business and economic climate of Oregon, and specifically the City of Hillsboro. The area offers a number of economic incentives, including tax exemptions to stimulate e-commerce and technology companies, including significant sales and property tax benefits. With the combination of low-cost infrastructure, attractive economic incentives, flexible control over customer operational space, and guaranteed power, T5@Portland promises to be one of the most attractive corporate data center colocation options in the Pacific Northwest.

T5@Portland is one of seven sites across the United States within the T5 Data Centers portfolio, all designed with the same attention to reliability and service. Each data center is purpose-built to give customers total control of their own dedicated data hall so T5’s customers can better manage their Total Cost of Occupancy.

About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise and wholesale colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Charlotte with new projects announced in Portland, New York, and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

Contact:
Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700
aaron@t5datacenters.com
http://www.t5datacenters.com

T5 Data Centers™ Leases Third Stand-Alone Data Center Within T5@Dallas Wholesale Data Center Campus

Booming North Texas Data Center Demand Leads to Construction of Additional Capacity.

Dallas, TX, USA (April 8, 2014) — T5 Data Centers™, innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments for any enterprise, today announced that three of the four independent data centers housed in its T5@Dallas facility have already been leased, indicating the high demand for reliable, robust data centers in the Dallas market. To meet data center demand, T5 has commenced interior build-out of the 70,000 square-foot Texas4 facility within the T5@Dallas wholesale data center campus. Demand also will drive further expansion with future phases.

What makes the T5@Dallas campus unique is its “data center-in-a-data center” design. The T5@Dallas facility currently houses four independent data centers named Texas1, Texas2, Texas3, and Texas4, with plans for additional expansion. There is no shared infrastructure between the four data centers, so T5 clients have complete control of their data environment, including redundant, dedicated primary utility feeds, and dedicated electrical and mechanical plants for each data center.

Texas4 is housed inside the T5@Dallas wholesale data center facility, a purpose-built, 315,000 square-foot building on a 20-acre site located in Legacy Business Park in Plano, Texas. Texas4 is the remaining data center, available soon with 40,000 square feet of raised floor space and 4.5 MW of critical power available, expandable to 6.0 MW. The entire T5@Dallas facility is LEED-Silver Certified and built to withstand winds up to 221 miles per hour. It has dual primary power feeds connected to two separate substations, and is concurrently maintainable (mechanically and electrically) and fault tolerant (electrically).

“Today’s high density data center users are searching for robust and secure environments within purpose built facilities. Our T5@Dallas data center is a “battleship” of a facility and given our Plano Legacy location, we believe we have the best data center facility in the best location for business in Texas”, said Martin Peck, General Manager of T5@Dallas.

T5@Dallas is one of seven T5 Data Center locations situated at strategic locations across the United States. Each data center is purpose-built and customers have total control of their dedicated data hall. The T5 Critical Facility Operations Team provides support from design and construction through commissioning, and beyond. The objective is to give the customer absolute control over Total Cost of Occupancy.

About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise and wholesale colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Charlotte with new projects announced in Portland, New York, and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

Contact:
Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700
aaron@t5datacenters.com
http://www.t5datacenters.com

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 in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments for any enterprise, has started construction on T5@Colorado, its sixth data center complex, in Colorado Springs. The new $800 million data center campus will be situated on 64 acres and promises to offer businesses high reliability at lower operating costs while boosting job creation in the area. Completion of the first phase of the project is expected by Q1 2014.

T5@Colorado is a purpose-built data center park designed to meet the immediate Information Technology needs of modern business with the flexibility to grow for the future. 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 with the 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 and unlimited design flexibility to service requirements as diverse as cloud, big data or high performance 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 new Colorado Springs campus will be able to take advantage of the high plains climate by using the cooler, drier external air to reduce air conditioning and operating costs. The location also is strategically placed close to the Denver Technology Center, a technology and telecommunications hub, and will serve as a central data relay center to lower latency for 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 by the 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 a strong and supportive business climate, and the proximity to Denver, as well as local colleges and military installations, gives us access to terrific talent and local resources. We want this new data center campus to be groundbreaking as an eco-friendly green facility, offering our customers the best possible enterprise infrastructure and support services at competitive rates.”

Cloud computing and data processing continue to be growth markets. A report by Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Co. predicts that new construction for large enterprise data centers will increase from $6 billion in 2012 to $12 billion by 2015. According to International Data Corporation, spending on cloud computing services was expected to grow from $16.2 million in 2008 to $42 million by the end of 2012, making the IT industry and data processing the fastest growing industry in the United States.

About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise and wholesale colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. 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 robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

Contact:
Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700
aaron@t5datacenters.com