A Briarcliff Manor office building is set to be turned into a major data center hub for T5 Data Centers, a nationwide computer-based company that specializes in data recovery and centralized data facilities for major organizations.
T5 has announced it is expanding into the northeast region and by the second quarter of the year plans to open a New York facility in Westchester County that will serve the metropolitan New York area.
The building is at 600 Albany Post Road (shown above) on Route 9, within the village of Briarcliff and the town of Ossining, that is vacant.
Developed in conjunction with Lincoln Rackhouse, the data center division for Lincoln Property Company, “the new powered-shell, purpose-built data center” is set to be renovated. The 38,000-square-foot building on 9.4 acres was chosen, says the company, because of its proximity to New York City, “making it ideal for disaster recovery or use as a ‘mirror’ data center location for enterprise, financial services, trading and technology firms.”
“When we decided to open our T5@NY facility, we applied what we learned from Hurricane Sandy,” Aaron Wangenheim, Chief Marketing Officer for T5 Data Centers, said in a press release. “We chose Briarcliff Manor because we believe it to be one of the safest data center locations in the New York metro, as evidenced by the fact that the area was largely unaffected by Sandy and never lost power. It’s also in the heart of a booming technology region. T5@NY is a great addition to our portfolio, expanding our presence into the Northeast and giving us access to new clients seeking data center resiliency and customization.”
T5@NY expects to serve many of the regional medical and research institutions in the lower Hudson Valley, including Cornell, New York Medical College, Phelps Memorial Hospital and Westchester Medical Center, as well as businesses, New York Life, Chrysler Financial, Liberty Mutual, PepsiCo and IBM.