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T5 data centers just announced the completion of a new data center facility in Los Angeles.
Just yesterday, T5 data centers announced the completion of a new data center located in El Segundo, California. The new 3.7 – Megawatt facility will assign roughly 16.65 MWs of critical power to managed mission critical controls for new tenants and customers. The Los Angeles Data center will begin populating its server racks beginning of 2013 and is expected to meet the demand of services within the metropolitan area.
Raised Floor + Square Footage
Upon conception, designers envisioned a facility with enough space to accommodate a wholesale community.
The Data Center will provide enough rack-space for El Segundo colocation services as well. With over 205,000 Sq. Ft, 120,000 Sq. Ft will be customizable to client specifications. A raised floor design, custom built hallway, redundant backup system as well as a structurally enhanced steel frame round out the fine details.
T5 states that they wished to build a high quality data center with increased efficiency and reliability, yet stil provide clients with wholesale pricing. For customers seeking a highly customizable data center or colocation facility within Los Angeles, this data center might be worth checking out. Here are some things to consider if you are seeking a wholesale data center space in Los Angeles county:
Data Center Metrics
As we talked about earlier, companies like T5 must build more efficient data centers in order to lower operating costs to both themselves and the client. Make sure you check out what type of PUE (power use effectiveness) the data center or colocation facility has achieved. You may also want to inquire about the types of MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) systems that are in place at the facility.
Modern data centers may be moving to DC power grids, which are a new trend in the marketplaces geared towards power efficiency and a lower TCO (total cost of ownership). Also take into consideration the geographic location of the facility in question. Obviously, living in Los Angeles makes us susceptible to earthquakes and seasonal windstorms. Make sure facilities are of a robust design and can withstand harsh weather patterns. Structural steel frame are a must these days and are a good indication that facilities are up to code and or industry standards. Here’s to safely backing up your data in the new year.