Sentinel Data Centers has announced that it will significantly expand its NC-1 facility in Durham, NC, building out 120,000 gross sq ft, 50,000 sq ft of "white space" and up to 10 megawatts of critical load.

"This expansion marks another significant milestone for our NC-1 facility," says Todd Aaron, co-founder of Sentinel Data Centers. "The acceleration of demand we are seeing further validates NC-1's value proposition of unparalleled quality matched with best-in-class occupancy economics."

The "Phase II" expansion comes as the existing 100,000 sq ft NC-1 facility nears capacity and demand for Sentinel's enterprise focused colocation solutions remains strong. Sentinel has pre-leased capacity within the "Phase II" expansion and intends to bring the facility addition online in the summer of 2016.

"Sophisticated users are continuing to take notice of North Carolina's material cost advantages over Northern Virginia and all other East Coast regions," says Josh Rabina, co-founder of Sentinel Data Centers. "With excellent regional resources and infrastructure, full sales tax exemption for all tenant IT purchases and all-in power rates below $0.042 per kWh, our NC-1 facility provides one of the best value propositions for large users in the country."

Sentinel's NC-1 Phase II design will integrate the latest best-practices from across the industry to maximize reliability, scalability, energy efficiency and ease-of-use. Sentinel will continue to utilize modular building blocks to enable customization of power densities and resiliency levels on a granular basis within each customer's dedicated suite.