H5 Expands in WA, Acquires 240 KSF Data Center
- Jul 23, 2018
H5 Data Centers has expanded its footprint with the acquisition of a purpose-built data center in Quincy, Wash. The 240,000-square-foot facility is the 12th that the company will operate in the U.S. H5 acquired the data center from Intuit Inc.
The Quincy facility is situated on a 63-acre lot and is equipped for high-density deployments of up to 500 Watts per square foot. The site has access to 100 percent renewable power provided by Grant County Public Utility District, via a hydroelectric plant. The Tier III design enables a 2N Uninterruptible Power Supply distribution and an N+1 cooling tower and chiller plant. Since its construction, the building maintains a track record of 100 percent uptime. H5 plans to expand the data center and bring it up to a maximum of 40 megawatts of critical IT power upon full build-out.
“H5 is experiencing strong demand for wholesale data center services across the U.S. and the Quincy data center represents an incredible growth opportunity for us. We welcome a world-class team of data center professionals to our company as we look to immediately expand the critical capacity of the data center to serve mission critical needs,” said Josh Simms, founder & CEO of H5 Data Centers, in a prepared statement.
H5 Data Centers’ latest acquisition benefits from the state of Washington’s low power cost, at around $0.03 per kWh. Additionally, the facility qualifies for the state’s sales and use tax abatement for power infrastructure and server equipment. According to DatacenterDynamics, to qualify, a data center must cover at least 100,000 square feet and employ at least 35 people with a salary at 150 percent of the locality’s per capita income. Both operators and tenants of the data center can benefit from tax abatement.
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