Skybox Datacenters has formed partnership with T5 Facilities Management (T5FM) to bring top tier data center operations to Skybox Houston One.
Under this wholesale data center business model, Skybox will offer move-in ready wholesale data centers in mid-market locations operated by the same team that operates T5 Data Centers’ national portfolio of wholesale data centers, the company said.
An on-site T5FM team will provide infrastructure support
Construction on the first data center initiative, Skybox Houston One, is expected to be completed in November and it will be commissioned in January 2015. Skybox Houston One facility is the first wholesale data center to serve the Houston Energy Corridor.
Under the partnership agreement with T5FM, Skybox will serve as landlord and T5FM will provide facilities support and operations management for Skybox Houston One. An on-site T5FM team will provide infrastructure support.
Skybox Houston One is specifically designed to cater to the needs of oil and gas, healthcare, and other large corporations in the region to meet their business-critical, high-performance, ultra low latency computing needs, the company said.
T5FM’s expertise lies in on-site data center management. The company will apply the standard policies and procedures to mitigate risk and eliminate operational concerns with an emphasis on safety, training, and communications.
“Skybox and T5 have very similar philosophies as to how to best serve data center customers, and through this partnership we can bring T5’s facilities management expertise to new customers in mid-market regions,” said Mike Casey, COO of T5. “The expertise and protocols that existing T5 customers rely on will adapt quite well to Skybox’s clientele.”
According to Rob Morris, managing partner, Skybox Datacenters, the partnership will bring the best data center management expertise available to their customers.