Project Eisenhower: Data center campus on the way for Georgia

Jan 19, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

T5 Data Centers has announced it is planning the development of a 140 acre, 200 MW government and enterprise cloud data center campus located in Augusta, Georgia, adjacent to Fort Gordon and the U.S. Army's Cyber Command Headquarters.

Commenting on the location's suitability, Pete Marin, T5's CEO, said. "The vast, premium location of this property makes it ideal for federal cloud space and government contractors, with access to a large labor force with required security clearances, access to lit, dark, and black fiber, and any necessary physical security measures."

Adding: "In addition, our clients get a business-friendly and stable tax environment, with 100 percent sales tax abatement on IT purchases, property tax rebates, and low-cost reliable power."

Meanwhile, Steven Kendrick, chairman of Augusta Economic Development Authority, added: "Augusta has made a name for itself as a hub for the cybersecurity industry. With T5's development of this vast tract of land, the company is helping spur more tech-centric economic development for the community. We are pleased to support new projects in the area that will cement our city's cybersecurity stronghold."

The company has created 55 data centers in nine US markets, operating more than 500MW of critical IT load.