Thursday, October 19, 2017

Colossal 400MW hyperscale data centre campus heading to Texas

Campus sits on a wider 18,000 ACRES development project and will be one of the largest hyperscale hubs in the world at full build.

A super-mega data centre development that puts to shame most other builds has been unveiled by T5 Data Centers in partnership with AllianceTexas.

The two organisations have secured between 350 to 400 acres of land to be used for data centre purposes, which at full build could exceed the 400MW power capacity barrier, which replicates the current capacity of the entire Dallas-Fort Worth marketplace.

The hyperscale campus, to be known as T5@Alliance, sits on a wider 18,000-acre plot set to give way to a new community in Fort Worth.

The data centre development of the T5@Alliance campus is backed by IPI Data Center Partners Management, LLC (IPI Partners), which invests in data centres and other technology and connectivity-related real assets and is sponsored by ICONIQ Capital, LLC and an affiliate of Iron Point Partners, LLC.

The development is served by two separate transmission sources, Brazos Electric Power Cooperative and Oncor.

Pete Marin, President and CEO of T5, said: “Cloud and hyperscale data centre 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.

“This partnership with Hillwood and IPI Partners brings together a highly experienced team ready to deliver hyperscale campuses for discerning data centre customers.”

Mike Berry, president of Hillwood, developer of AllianceTexas, said: “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 centres.

“This partnership [with T5] 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.”

Reid Goetz, vice president of Hillwood, said: “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 centre 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 centres at AllianceTexas.”