Sentinel Data Centers has announced that it has completed construction and commissioning of the initial 50,000 sq ft, 8 megawatt (MW) initial phase of its NC-1 Data Center in Durham, NC. The 420,000-sq-ft facility is the region’s first multi-tenant data center purpose-built for the downtime-sensitive enterprise.

The Sentinel NC-1 facility will ultimately yield approximately 200,000 sq ft of net computer room space, divisible into hard-walled, turnkey suites of multiple sizes and configurations. The facility will continue to advance the quality, flexibility, and energy efficiency standards that have come to differentiate Sentinel’s model. Benefits to Sentinel NC-1 occupants include the following:

  • Custom, hard-walled suites for footprints ranging from 10 cabinets to 50,000+ sq ft
  • “Multi-tiering” solutions that will enable each user to deploy different resiliency zones within its space, allowing for granular optimization of cost structure by application
  • Seamless ability to expand capacity and/or footprint “on demand”
  • Unparalleled enterprise-centric operations and reference base

“We are gratified that our skillful design and construction teams have executed on our vision to bring a wholly new, higher quality and lower cost data center model to the region,” said Todd Aaron, Sentinel co-president said. “North Carolina is a truly exceptional state in which to do business, and we are grateful at the reception our model and the NC-1 facility have received both from local companies and from out-of-region enterprises seeking to leverage the state’s attractive occupancy economics.”

The Sentinel NC-1 facility is the sixth facility Sentinel has developed since its founding. Earlier this year, Sentinel also announced the development of a new 131,000 sq ft, single-tenant data center for a global financial media company.