Wholesale colocation provider T5 announced in September that they have broken ground on a new Portland data center. The facility will be a purpose-built, two-building complex in the Portland suburb of Hillsboro, part of what has come to be known as the Silicon Forest.
The Oregon data center‘s two buildings will be situated on a 15-acre property, the first of which has already been fully pre-leased. The second offers 110,000 square feet of data center space. for which pre-leasing is now underway. Both buildings will offer two efficient, high performance and seismic secure redundant power feeds and will utilize data center sustainability by taking advantage of the naturally cool climate of the Pacific Northwest to offset cooling costs and maximize power usage effectiveness.
T5’s new Portland data center will also take advantage of the favorable business climate that exists in Oregon, and the city of Hillsboro specifically. The Silicon Forest offers multiple economic benefits to stimulate the growth of the e-commerce and technology industries in the area, including data center tax incentives for sales and property taxes.
The advantageous economic environment in Portland, combined with low-cost infrastructure, guaranteed power and flexible control of customer operational space have made the area an ideal location in which to build new data centers. Major providers like Digital Realty Trust, ViaWest, Telx and Fortune Data Centers all have facilities in the Portland area.
T5 hopes to have their new Oregon data center completed by the summer of 2015. The new facility will become the company’s eighth in the U.S., joining a New York data center, a Dallas data center and a Colorado data center among others.