T5 Data Centers plans to build a 140-acre, 200 megawatt campus in Georgia, immediately adjacent to Fort Gordon and the U.S. Army’s Cyber Command Headquarters. The new campus adds to a cluster of advanced cybersecurity initiatives based in Augusta, including the Georgia Cyber Center, a collaboration between state, federal, and higher education institutions.
The T5@Augusta site will be optimized for security-focused clients focused on federal or government-contracted enterprise businesses.
“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,” said Pete Marin, CEO of T5 Data Centers, who said the location also offers ” access to lit, dark, and black fiber, and any necessary physical security measures.”
T5 says it can customize building designs to meet commercial or federal cloud specifications – including ICD 705 SCIF or non-SCIF requirements, enhanced setbacks and physical security.
With its Augusta project, T5 is taking a security-centric approach to site selection and specialized data center requirements. T5 said Augusta’s growing cluster of security-focused operations is establishing the region as a top-tier cybersecurity destination, joining Northern Virginia, Salt Lake City, San Antonio and Huntsville, Alabama, among others.
“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,” states Steven Kendrick, Chairman, Augusta Economic Development Authority. “We are pleased to support new projects in the area that will cement our city’s cybersecurity stronghold.”
T5 currently operates over 500 megawatts of critical load across 55 data centers and offers turnkey or build to suit data center solutions in nine U.S. markets, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Portland, Colorado Springs and Silicon Valley. T5 Data Centers was an early player in the market for build-to-suit wholesale data centers, initially focusing on single-tenant facilities for marquee tenants.
In 2014 the company launched its T5FM facilities management arm, which has gained strong traction, and in 2019 the company announced an investment from global real estate company QuadReal Property Group.