T5 Facilities Management Reports Dramatic Growth for Data Center Services in 2018

T5 Data Centers’ Managed Services Group Adds 11 Data Center Customers in 8 Markets.

Atlanta, GA, USA — T5 Facilities Management (T5FM) had a banner year in 2018, adding 11 data centers in eight U.S. markets to their customer portfolio. T5FM, a division of T5 Data Centers, innovators in providing secure, customizable, hyperscale enterprise computing environments, also substantially expanded its staff to meet the needs of new customers, which include Fortune 500 and Fortune 50 companies.

Formed in 2014, T5FM provides mission-critical data center management and operations services, including remote hands, property and asset management, consulting, and training. T5FM was initially created to provide turnkey data centers services for T5 Data Center customers, but has been rapidly expanding to support third-party, mission-critical data center operations across the United States and Europe. T5FM ended 2018 on a high note with the addition of new customers in retail, enterprise computing, scientific computing, and mission-critical data services.

“We have seen continued growth over the past five years as leaders in various vertical markets continue to come to us looking for best-of-breed data center management services,” said Aaron Wangenheim, COO T5 Data Centers. “We continue to prove our capabilities in the way we manage T5’s data centers, which have a track record for reliability unsurpassed in the industry. We also received the Uptime Institute’s Continuous Uptime Award for uninterrupted service for T5’s data centers. That’s why respected market leaders continue to seek out T5FM for top tier support services.”

As part of its 2018 success, T5FM has expanded its team by 20 percent. In a job market where experienced IT staff is difficult to find, T5FM continues to attract top talent. Unlike other, more diversified competitors, T5FM is dedicated solely to data center operations management, so T5FM staff have an opportunity to hone their data center expertise in order to advance within the company.

“We believe we have a distinct advantage because we focus solely on managing mission-critical data centers as if they were our own,” said Wangenheim. “While other companies include general building management and other services, we are solely dedicated to data center maintenance and performance.”

T5FM continues to expand its customer portfolio. The group is already developing strategies to support T5@Ireland, the latest T5 data center, and anticipates signing more European customers in the coming year.

For more information about T5FM, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com/facilities-management.

About T5 Facilities Management
T5 Facilities Management (T5FM), a T5 Data Centers Company, provides third-party, 24/7 critical facilities management services, as well as remote hands, IT consulting, and related services to data center owners across North America. T5FM applies the same best practices used in all of T5 Data Centers’ facilities, including policies and procedures to mitigate risk and eliminate operational concerns with an emphasis on safety, training, and customer communication.

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 a “Forever On” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise colocation data center services to organizations across North America and Europe 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.

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 Completes T5@Chicago To Accommodate Growing Demand from Enterprise Data Center Users

Completion of Purpose-Built, Customizable Facility Gives T5 a Leadership Presence in Burgeoning Chicago Data Center Market.

Elk Grove Village, IL, USA — T5 Data Centers, innovators in providing secure, customizable, hyperscale computing environments for enterprise companies, has completed construction of the T5@Chicago data center in one of the hottest markets in the United States.

The completion of the T5@Chicago facility just seven months after beginning construction demonstrates T5’s ability to build data centers quickly and in a robust nature that appeals to the corporate enterprise. The data center now offers up to 10 MW of available critical power capacity in the important submarket of Elk Grove Village.

The colocation market continues to thrive in the U.S. represented by quarter over quarter leasing records posted by data center providers. The evaluation process of choosing whether to outsource or build your own data center used to be much more complicated and strenuous. However, T5 Data Centers has simplified this decision-making process for companies through its ability to build extremely resilient facilities in a more cost effective, efficient and timely manner.

“Our extensive development process from the initial building design stages to collaborating with our customers during installation has eliminated much of the complexity companies have when undertaking data center initiatives,” said David Horowitz, Vice President of Sales for T5 Data Centers. “It’s all about listening to the customer and delivering on what is important to them. These are mission-critical projects and customers not only demand operational performance and continuous uptime, but they also want to avoid giving up control of their infrastructure. The level of security, unparalleled customer support and true visibility into a customer’s infrastructure within a T5 facility is superior to owning and operating themselves.”

T5 Data Centers has already completed leases in T5@Chicago with a variety of Fortune 1000 companies who were looking for a partner that offered a customizable solution in a highly secure environment.

“We have preleased most of the Phase 1 capacity at T5@Chicago and are already embarking on plans for further expansion,” said Horowitz. “Chicago continues to be one of the hottest data center markets in the country, and T5 is in a unique position to be able to offer such a robust and flexible solution.”

“ComEd has invested billions to upgrade the power delivery infrastructure in Northern Illinois, including a recent substation capacity expansion benefiting the Elk Grove area” said Sheila Owens, Vice President of Economic Development, of ComEd. “This will help ensure consistent and reliable service for customers at T5 Data Centers.”

The newly completed T5@Chicago data center is a purpose-built, LEED-certified data center providing server-ready space for enterprise customers in a highly secure environment. In addition to providing secured, private data halls in a concurrently maintainable and fault-tolerant design, T5@Chicago also provides premium common area amenities to accommodate its customers’ employees.

On-site support is available through T5 Facilities Management (T5FM), which provides best-in-class, award-winning facilities management services including remote hands to data center owners across North America. The T5FM team provides 24/7 facilities support so customers can be assured of uninterrupted service.

For more information, 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 a “Forever 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 Facilities Management (T5FM) is the mission-critical support division of T5, providing 24/7 critical facilities management, remote hands, IT consulting, and related services. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland, Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Colorado, and Ireland. 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 Signs Hospital Tenant for T5@LA Facility

Los Angeles Medical Network Selects T5@LA for Seismic Safety and Power Resilience to Ensure Continuous Uptime for Patient-critical Data Systems.

Los Angeles, CA, USA — T5 Data Centers, innovators in providing secure, customizable, hyperscale computing environments for enterprise companies, today announced that a large regional hospital has signed as the newest tenant for its T5@LA data center. The hospital plans to migrate all data operations into T5@LA to take advantage of the purpose-built data center, seismic-hardened infrastructure, and the skilled on-site support of the T5 Facilities Management team.

Throughout the stringent selection process, several requirements needed to be met and verified by the new hospital tenant. At the top of the list, T5@LA had to be compliant with the California Seismic Safety Act, which requires all hospitals remain operational in the event of an earthquake. The deadline for compliance is January 1, 2020.

Other T5@LA attributes supporting the hospital tenant’s decision are the dedicated on-site substation allowing for greater electrical resiliency, T5’s world class Facilities Management & Operations as verified by the Uptime Institute, and robust security to ensure HIPAA compliance. Through the numerous connectivity carriers, various network technologies, and fiber density available within T5@LA, the hospital tenant was able to establish a multi-faceted network strategy. This included Metro Dark Fiber rings, direct Internet access, and cloud direct-connect capabilities.

“Over the last decade we have built our reputation by delivering uninterrupted data center services, which is essential for patient-critical compute systems,” said Aaron Wangenheim, Chief Operating Officer of T5 Data Centers. “We are seeing more hospitals looking to outsource data center operations to comply with the Seismic Safety Act. T5 remains confident that other discerning CIOs and data center operations managers will come to T5 seeking highly reliable, versatile, purpose-built data center services.”

For more information, 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 a “Forever 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 Facilities Management (T5FM) is the mission-critical support division of T5, providing 24/7 critical facilities management, remote hands, IT consulting, and related services. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland, Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Colorado, and Ireland. 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 Finalizes Purchase of 40-acre Site for T5@Atlanta II Data Center Campus

Property Acquisition Paves the Way for Construction of New 130,000-square-foot, Custom-built Data Center in Douglas County.

Atlanta, GA, USA — T5 Data Centers, innovators in providing secure, customizable, hyperscale computing environments for enterprise companies, today announced that the company has finalized the purchase of a new 40-acre property in Douglas County as the location for T5@Atlanta II, the company’s second data center in the Atlanta region. The land acquisition marks the first step in the construction of a new 130,000-square-foot data center, purpose-built to meet the needs of hyperscale enterprise customers.

When it is completed, the T5@Atlanta II data center will feature 10 MW of critical power load and 66,667 square feet of white floor space. The campus will benefit from redundant service from two nearby power substations, and the robust fiber telecommunications infrastructure that already services the region. The data center will be fault tolerant and engineered to withstand 185 mile-per-hour winds. T5 also plans to construct T5@Atlanta II as a LEED-certified building with air cooled mechanical chillers and a 1.32 annualized PUE.

The T5@Atlanta II campus also has sufficient space to accommodate a second data center building to be constructed at some point in the future, bringing the total capacity to 20+ MW.

The new T5@Atlanta II campus in Douglas County complements T5@Atlanta, the 105,000-square-foot flagship data center that T5 built in Alpharetta, Georgia, in 2011. This is the twelfth customizable data center to be built by T5 Data Centers, and the second data center in the Atlanta market. Atlanta also serves as the home of T5 Data Centers’ corporate headquarters.

“Atlanta has proven itself to be a growing market for enterprise-class data center users,” said Pete Marin, CEO of T5 Data Centers. “These discerning companies continue to be attracted to Atlanta by the inexpensive and reliable power, easy access, a talented workforce and competitive tax incentives. T5 was one of the earlier data center providers to commit to the Atlanta region and we recognized that now is an ideal time to strengthen that commitment with the construction of T5@Atlanta II.”

As with all T5 facilities, T5@Atlanta II will provide services in full compliance with SOC2, PCI, HIPAA and other data security regulations and audit controls. Tenants also will be able to take advantage of T5 Facilities Management (T5FM), which serves as an extension to customers’ IT staff, offering facilities operations and management, remote hands, and IT consulting services. T5FM is responsible for T5 Data Centers’ record of 100 percent uptime across its portfolio.

For more information, 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 a “Forever 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 Facilities Management (T5FM) is the mission-critical support division of T5, providing 24/7 critical facilities management, remote hands, IT consulting, and related services. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, Portland, Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Colorado, and Ireland. 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

Mike Casey, President of T5 Facilities Management, Receives Uptime Institute® Leadership Award

Head of T5FM Recognized with Operations Pacesetter Leadership Award.

Atlanta, GA, USA — Mike Casey, President of T5 Facilities Management (T5FM) (http://www.t5datacenters.com/facilities-management), has received the Leadership Award as Operations Pacesetter from the Uptime Institute. The Award was presented at the Uptime Institute Symposium in recognition of T5FM’s role in earning the M&O Stamp of Approval across the T5 data center portfolio.

Under Mike’s leadership, all eligible T5 data centers received the Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval including T5@Atlanta, T5@Charlotte II, T5@Dallas, T5@LA, and T5@Portland. T5’s Tier III certified data center, T5@Charlotte VII, will undergo Uptime’s Operational Sustainability assessment later this year.

The Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval provides a means to conduct risk analysis and validates the rigor and effectiveness of a data center operations team by an industry recognized third party expert in designing, constructing, and operating data centers.

T5’s data center portfolio received some of the highest M&O scores ever awarded by Uptime. The consistent high scores are attributed to T5FM’s team and proprietary operational methodology, the Four Pillars of T5FM: Safety, Training, Process/Procedures, and Customer Communication.

“We are delighted to see Mike receive the Uptime Leadership award. The award is testament to Mike and his team’s commitment to providing outstanding customer service,” said Pete Marin, President and CEO of T5 Data Centers. “Mike has been instrumental in the success of T5FM, not only providing outstanding service to T5’s customers but to their growing list of third party data center customers. The T5FM commitment to excellence is part of T5’s DNA and is reflected in the quality of data center operations.”

T5FM operates all of the T5 data centers, as well as enterprise data centers for Fortune 500 companies in finance, aerospace, retail, and technology. T5FM provides comprehensive facilities management services for business-critical data centers, including facilities operations, property and asset management, and remote hands. T5FM also provides data center consulting services, bringing the owner/operator perspective to data center owners as well as the operational expertise that earned the Uptime Institute’s recognition.

“I am honored to be singled out by the Uptime Institute for the Leadership Award,” said Casey. “Getting such high marks for the M&O Stamp of Approval validates our operational philosophy, our attention to detail, our pride in ownership, and our quest for continual process improvement. The M&O Stamp of Approval allows T5FM to set even higher benchmarks of performance for all our customers.”

About T5 Facilities Management
T5 Facilities Management (T5FM), provides third party on-site facilities management and remote hands services to data center owners. T5FM applies the same best practices used in all of T5 Data Centers’ facilities, including policies and procedures to mitigate risk and eliminate operational concerns with an emphasis on safety, training, and customer communication. T5FM operates 18 data center facilities in 9 markets: Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Portland, and Chicago.

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

Contact:
Mike Casey
T5 Facilities Management
mcasey@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, 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.

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

T5 Data Centers Receives Uptime Institute® M&O Stamp of Approval Across Data Center Portfolio

T5@Charlotte, T5@Dallas, T5@LA, and T5@Portland Join T5@Atlanta in Being Certified for Best-in-Class Infrastructure Management and Operations.

Atlanta, GA, USA — T5 Data Centers™ (http://www.t5datacenters.com), innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments, today announced that the company’s entire portfolio of eligible data centers has received Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval. T5 Data Centers’ T5@Atlanta facility was issued an M&O Stamp of Approval by the Uptime Institute in 2016, and this month T5@Charlotte, T5@Dallas, T5@LA, and T5@Portland also received the industry award.

The Management and Operations Stamp of Approval was created by Uptime Institute to provide an unbiased, independent assessment confirming a data center meets a set of benchmarks that promote effective data center best practices and minimize human error, which is the leading cause of data center failure. The M&O assessment evaluates all aspects of operations, including planning, coordination, and management; staffing and organization; training; operating conditions; and maintenance. Only a select number of data centers qualify for the M&O Stamp of Approval, and with additional awards issued this month, T5 Data Centers’ entire portfolio of five eligible data centers have now achieved the M&O Stamp of Approval awards from Uptime Institute for outstanding management and operations.

“We know that having a world-class staff and adhering to proven management protocols is the key to success. We are proud of our track record of continuous availability across the T5 portfolio and our partner sites (i.e. sites that T5 Facilities Management operates as a third-party service). We are delighted to have the Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval to validate our team’s performance and our procedural excellence,” said Mike Casey, President of T5 Facilities Management. “Minimizing risks while reducing operating costs is a commitment T5 makes to all of its customers. The fact that we had nearly perfect scores on the M&O audits demonstrates that we have the right people and procedures in place and are operating using best practices every day.”

A 2016 study by the Ponemon Institute estimates that the cost of data center downtime now averages about $7,900 per minute. The report also determined that the average data center incident lasts 86 minutes at a cost of $690,200, and a total data center outage averages 119 minutes at a cost of $901,500. The Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council also reports that only 23 percent of organizations are adequately prepared for a data center outage. Uptime Institute’s M&O Stamp of Approval provides independent assessment of data center excellence and standardization with optimal staffing, which means a reduced risk of downtime and lower operating costs.

“Achieving the M&O Stamp of Approval across the T5 Data Center portfolio illustrates the company’s commitment to operational excellence,” said Keith Klesner, Senior Vice President, North America for Uptime Institute. “Uptime Institute’s M&O Stamp of Approval provides insights to help organizations manage risk and reduce operator errors to improve performance and productivity. This commitment serves to differentiate T5 Data Center in the industry as one of the leaders in operational excellence and best practices. We congratulate T5 Data Centers for receiving the M&O Stamp of Approval for all its eligible facilities.”

For more information, visit http://www.uptimeinstitute.com and 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, 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 T5 Facilities Management
T5 Facilities Management (T5FM), provides third party on-site facilities management and remote hands services to data center owners across North America. T5FM applies the same best practices used in all of T5 Data Centers’ facilities, including policies and procedures to mitigate risk and eliminate operational concerns with an emphasis on safety, training, and customer communication. T5FM operates 18 data center facilities in nine markets: Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Portland, and Chicago.

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

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

Mike Casey
T5 Facilities Management
(404) 239-7575
mcasey@t5datacenters.com

T5 Facilities Management Names Steven Holland to New Role as Vice President, Facilities Management Solutions

T5 Facilities Management Adds Data Center Expert with Diverse Background in Data Center Operations, Real Estate, and Sales to Support Fortune 500 Customers.

T5 Facilities Management

Atlanta, GA, USA (December 9, 2015) — T5 Facilities Management (T5FM), a T5 Data Centers™ company, today announced the addition of Steven Holland to the newly created role of Vice President, Facilities Management Solutions. In this position, Holland will be responsible for leading T5FM’s growth in third-party data center facility operations.

Holland has more than eight years of data center facilities management sales and solutions experience and comes to T5FM from CBRE, where he served as Solutions Director – Americas for the Data Center Solutions Group. Holland’s expertise spans all aspects of designing outsourced staffing solutions including critical infrastructure operations and data center real estate development. Holland is a Certified Data Center Energy Professional (CDCEPTM) and holds Juris Doctorate and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Illinois.

“Steve’s data center expertise in sales, solutions, and development is the ideal addition to T5 Facilities Management, which provides services for our clients in four key areas: Facilities Management, Smart Tech Services/Remote Hands, Property/Asset Management, and Data Center Operations Consulting,” said Mike Casey, President of T5 Facilities Management. “Steve’s experience creating solutions that meet the operational and financial requirements of enterprise clients will continue to help guide our company’s growth among the Fortune 500.”

T5FM is the only data center management firm operated by the same organization that owns the best top-tier, state-of-the-art data centers in the United States. T5FM provides contract on-site data center support to any operator, bringing the same expertise in data center management used to support T5 Data Center’s portfolio of seven wholesale data center locations throughout the United States.

About T5 Facilities Management
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 customers. In addition to operating T5 Data Centers’ wholesale data center portfolio, T5 Facilities Management (T5FM), a T5 Data Centers Company, provides third party on-site facilities management services to data center owners across North America. T5FM applies the same best practices used in all of T5 Data Centers’ facilities, including policies and procedures to mitigate risk and eliminate operational concerns with an emphasis on safety, training, and customer communication. T5FM currently operates data center facilities in Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Portland, and Chicago.

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

Contact:
Mike Casey
T5 Facilities Management
(404) 239-7575
mcasey@t5datacenters.com
http://www.t5datacenters.com