DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sentinel Data Centers today announced that it has completed construction and commissioning of the initial 50,000 square foot / 8 megawatt initial phase of its NC-1 Data Center in Durham, NC. The 420,000 sf. 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 square feet 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+ square feet
"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 square foot, single-tenant data center for a global financial media company.
Sentinel Data Centers, LLC, is a leading owner, developer and operator of multitenant data centers for large-footprint users. Founded in 2001, Sentinel was an early pioneer in the "wholesale" data center business. Since its inception, Sentinel has developed more than 1.5 million square feet and 120 megawatts of best-in-class data center solutions for a diversity of Fortune 500 enterprises across multiple industries, including financial services, healthcare, technology and biotechnology. Sentinel strives to stay at the forefront of evolving best practices for data center design, development and operation and maintains a flexible and transparent business model that is grounded in customer service. Further information is available at www.sentineldatacenters.com.