Friday, May 8, 2009

Available Data Center Space in Atlanta

Data Center space is in high demand in metro Atlanta. It's expensive to build and hard to find in this information age, so space typically gets snapped up pretty quickly. Because I spend so much time working with technology companies, I'm asked about once a week if I know of any such space that's available. The answer is "yes."

Below are lists of what I've seen on the market recently. These are not lists of every space that has raised floor available... that information would require that every listing broker understand technology and the significance of what they represent! Unfortunately, they don't, leaving me to find such space on a hunt-and-peck basis. But this is a good representation of what's available now.

True Data Center Spaces
- 14,600 SF of data center along US41 in Marietta, a little outside of I-285. The facility has fiber feeds and dual power. It's for lease only.
- 12,000 SF of data center space along I-285 near GA400. All systems are in place, along with dual providers of critical services. For lease only.
- 7,500 SF of raised floor in an 11,000 SF space in Alpharetta. It includes battery backup and control room A/C (CRAC) units. This space is for lease only.
- 5,500 SF of data center space along I-285 near GA400. All systems are in place, along with dual providers of critical services. For lease only.
- 5,900 SF of carrier-grade data center space in downtown Atlanta. For lease only.
- 4,800 SF of data center in a 20,000 SF building that is FOR SALE in the Johns Creek Area. Dual telecom carriers, dual substations, generator, and UPS are all in place, and the data center space can be easily expanded. The sales price is below the cost to build such a facility!
- 4,500 SF of data center space in a 30,000 SF suite (divisible) in the Tech Park area of Norcross. Generator, UPS, and Lieberts are in place. For lease only.
- 1,700 SF of raised floor in a 2,400 SF space along I-75 inside I-285 near Northside Drive. Power, FM200, and CRAC are in place. For lease only.

Spaces that contain a proportionally small raised floor component
- 9,000 SF of raised floor in a 100KSF building in Lawrenceville (10 miles up I-285, 3 miles east on GA 316). This building has 30KSF of office, fiber optics and dual power feeds, recently under went a $3 million renovation, and has enough land to expand. It's available for sale or for lease.
- 1,000 SF of data center space in a 13,300 SF suite in the Tech Park area of Norcross. Raised floor, fire supression, and racking are in place. For lease only.
- 1,000 SF of data center space in a 15,500 SF suite in Alpharetta/Cumming. The data center build is said to be worth $1M. The building is for sale, or you can lease the space.

A close sister to data center space is contact center space, which was referred to as a call center before web support added online communications. Contact centers have the same need for high-availability power and communications as data centers and are therefore classified as mission-critical. If you're unsure of why they're so sensitive, think of what it would look like if a 200-person call center were to lose phone and internet service... would you want to pay that many people to play solitaire?!?

Here are a few contact center spaces I'm aware of:
- A 35,000 SF facility in Kennesaw with a raised floor data center, generator, and FM200 system in place. For sale or for lease.
- A 16,000 SF building along I-75 near the 120 loop with CRAC and generation systems in place. For lease only.
- A 25,000 SF space near Gwinnett Place mall. This one's interesting because the owners run a high-availability business out of the rest of the building and will provide access to the their raised floor, generation, UPS, FM200, CRAC, and other sytems. For lease only.
- A 18,000 to 34,000 SF space off Delk Road in Marietta. There are 100 cubes available, there's a data center in place with CRAC units, and the controls and pad for a generator are in place. For lease only.


If you'd like to know more about any of these spaces feel free to reach out! I have more information on all of them.

One general disclaimer: All square footages are approximate.

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