Working with Partners in the construction industry, Agile builds data center phase 2
Agile Data Sites has begun a collaboration with The TPR Group and Green Lane Design to build out phase 2 of its data center in Princeton NJ. This design/build project has been instigated as a fast-turnaround build with a focus on integrating the high-performance, high-reliability designs that Agile has established with an aggressive build cycle.
Green Lane Design has been designing and building data centers for over ten years for numerous Fortune 500 companies. The design for Phase 2 adheres to a Tier III infrastructure framework with no single point of failure throughout the entire electrical distribution. Any piece of equipment can be removed entirely without disruption to data center operations. According to Kevin Farnsworth, the designer of the project, “There could be a fire in one of the electrical rooms and the data center would not shut down. A fireman could shut off all power in that room while they fight the fire and the data center would continue to run.”
This level of reliability has been reflected in the construction management process as well. The TPR Group, the construction manager, has managed the construction and maintenance of dozens of mission critical data center spaces including colocation space. The criticality of the operation has always been a factor in the construction process. Jeff Plank, CEO of Agile, said of the construction, “Every aspect of the construction must be detailed and coordinated along tight schedules if the project is going to succeed.”
The data center white space is available now for tours and will be ready for occupancy by Q3 of 2017. Agile is pleased to announce this project along with the many other projects underway at all of our facilities. As we continue to innovate, we will continue to need best in class industry partners to help us to achieve the standards that we have set for ourselves.