T5 Data Centers™ has announced that the company has broken ground on T5@Portland, a two building wholesale colocation data center campus in suburban Portland. The company is also pleased to announce that a Fortune 100 company has already leased T5@Portland’s first building.

T5@Portland is the first purpose-built, state-of-the-art data center campus to be constructed in the Silicon Forest. The new data center campus will consist of two separate buildings; one of which has already been pre-leased. The second building will be a 110,000-sq-ft, nine critical megawatt data center and pre-leasing is already underway for this facility. The T5@Portland data centers should be ready for occupancy in early summer 2015.

Like T5’s entire portfolio of data centers, T5@Portland’s facilities are purpose-built and offer server-ready IT solutions capable of housing multiple independent data center tenants. T5@Portland is being constructed to LEED Silver specification, and will take advantage of the coastal Pacific Northwest climate to offset cooling costs and maximize power usage effectiveness (PUE) of the data centers. The T5@Portland data centers will also have extremely reliable power from two redundant power feeds into the facility and are being designed as high-performance, highly efficient, seismic secure, purpose-built data centers.

“We have built a national reputation for delivering high-quality data centers that provide superior reliability,” said Aaron Wangenheim, chief marketing officer for T5 Data Centers, “and this project is another great example of that philosophy. T5@Portland meets all the criteria that enterprise customers are looking for – purpose built performance, high resiliency and low cost. T5’s strategy is to continue to build the best data centers in the best locations.”

In addition to its technical specification, T5@Portland tenants will be able to take advantage of the favorable business and economic climate of Oregon, and specifically the City of Hillsboro. The area offers a number of economic incentives, including tax exemptions to stimulate e-commerce and technology companies, including significant sales and property tax benefits. With the combination of low-cost infrastructure, attractive economic incentives, flexible control over customer operational space, and guaranteed power, T5@Portland promises to be one of the most attractive corporate data center colocation options in the Pacific Northwest.

T5@Portland is one of seven sites across the United States within the T5 Data Centers portfolio, all designed with the same attention to reliability and service. Each data center is purpose-built to give customers total control of their own dedicated data hall so T5’s customers can better manage their Total Cost of Occupancy.