T5 Data Centers™ has announced global telecommunications company Level 3 Communications, will provide a fiber point-of-presence (PoP) at the company's "T5@Atlanta" data center. Current and future tenants will have the option to lease direct network access from Level 3 for greater reliability and flexibility.

T5@Atlanta is a purpose-built, Tier III, server-ready data center that features multiple independent data suites occupied by various tenants. Enterprises can take advantage of stronger service level agreements (SLAs), more available bandwidth and better service and support through the new access to Level 3's highly secure fiber backbone.

"By establishing a PoP at T5@Atlanta we can offer enterprise customers around the country faster, more reliable access to their critical data," said Brian Dolan, vice president and general manager of Georgia for Level 3. "We recently expanded our network presence in the technology corridor Alpharetta to provide the local to global connection for the more than 600 companies working out of the area."

One of seven sites across the United States, T5@Atlanta has more than 100,000 square feet under one roof, including 55,000 feet of raised floor, with individual data halls, each separated by slab-to-deck, fire-rated walls for autonomous operation. The data center also has an installed critical IT power load of 6,000 kW, expandable to 9,000 kW and is fed by five separate substations; two of them on Georgia Power's "Hi-Reli" system for mission-critical users. It's ideally suited for companies that require secure, dedicated control of their mission critical data operations, such as financial service firms, insurance companies, and health care providers.

"Although we remain a carrier-neutral colocation provider, we want to be able to offer our tenants a choice in telecommunications providers, including direct network access over high-speed fiber," said Jason Chartrand, executive vice president of National Business Development for T5 Data Centers. "This new agreement with Level 3 puts us in a stronger position to serve regional customers with highly reliable colocation services."

Currently Level 3 is the only network services provider to have a PoP facility on-site.