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Sentinel Data Centers Adds to Product Portfolio with New Infrastructure-Light Colocation Offering

Transmission+ leverages transmission-quality utility power to deliver high availability at dramatically reduced cost

NEW YORK, – Sentinel Data Centers, a leading owner, developer and operator of multi-tenant, and build-to-suit enterprise-grade data centers, announced today that it has introduced Transmission(+), a new product that offers availability levels approaching those of traditional best-in-class colocation with substantially less infrastructure and recurring cost.  Transmission(+ ) disrupts the traditional cost/resiliency paradigm by leveraging the high-voltage, transmission-quality, 2N utility distribution topologies at each of Sentinel's data center campuses.

Sentinel will offer Transmission(+) alongside its baseline Tier III+ product set, providing users with the flexibility to granularly tailor colocation solutions. As a result, cost structures can exactly match resiliency requirements on a workload by workload basis.

"This is a breakthrough offering for large enterprises and technology companies," said Josh Rabina, Co-President of Sentinel. "It will allow our users to deploy low cost, high availability zones for their less sensitive applications alongside highest-uptime, 'belt and suspenders' zones for their most critical applications.  More importantly, these different resiliency pockets can reside side by side in the same facility and within the four walls of a user's dedicated data center suite."

Transmission(+) is immediately available at Sentinel's 420,000 square foot NC-1 facility in Durham, North Carolina, where construction on a 50MW, 100kV substation is nearing completion, as well as at Sentinel's 430,000 square foot NJ-1 facility in Somerset, NJ.  Sentinel's NJ-1 facility has not lost service from its diverse 69kV utility feeds since the facility was commissioned in mid-2011, including during Hurricanes Sandy or Irene.  Additionally, the 100kV feeders serving Sentinel's NC-1 facility have not experienced a simultaneous outage during the past seven year period for which records are available.

"Higher-voltage utility service is typically the last to fail and the first to restore," added Todd Aaron, Co-President of Sentinel. "We have seen from our users that there is a large market of application subsets that can tolerate the resiliency profile of an infrastructure-light design in the context of 2N, transmission-grade utility power. We expect that the cost savings available from locating these applications in a Transmission(+) zone within a Sentinel data center suite will drive significant demand."

About Sentinel Data Centers

Sentinel Data Centers, LLC, is a leading owner, developer and operator of multi-tenant, and build-to-suit enterprise-grade data centers.  Founded in 2001, Sentinel was an early pioneer in the "wholesale" data center business. Since its inception, Sentinel has developed more than 1.6 million square feet and 120 megawatts of best-in-class multi-tenant and build-to-suit data center solutions for a diversity of Fortune 500 enterprises across multiple industries, including financial services, healthcare, technology and biotechnology.  Sentinel strives to stay at the forefront of evolving best practices for data center design, development and operation and maintains a flexible and transparent business model that is grounded in customer service.  To learn more visit


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