H5 data centers, the US wholesale provider, has bought a data center in Chandler, Arizona, the region’s high-tech corridor. Located in the town of NextFort, the Tier III wholesale data center specializes in serving enterprise clients and cloud services providers.

The new acquisition boasts 180,000 sq ft of space with 30MW of power at full usage. The data center is fitted out with hot and cold aisle containment suites up to a maximum of 225kW per suite, and can support densities of over 20kW per cabinet.

denver data center exterior
denver data center exterior

Cheap power and tax breaks

Two of the attractions of the area for data center operators are the low energy rates, which hover around the 7 cents per kWh band, and the State tax regime which provides generous tax incentives. 

Josh Simms, founder and CEO of H5 Data Centers said: “We are pleased to welcome NextFort to the H5 Data Centers family. NextFort’s Phoenix data center represents an incredible opportunity for us to grow in one of the most desirable markets in the country. We look forward to building upon NextFort’s first-class facility, experienced team, and loyal customer base.”

nextfort interior
H5 Nextfort data center interior

“This acquisition brings together two successful data center organizations with similar visions,” said NextFort president and CEO Mark Towfiq. “H5 Data Centers offers a variety of new opportunities to our customers and team members alike. We thank our customers, vendors and partners for all of the support they have provided us since our inception.”

Across the country H5 Data Centers, which is privately owned, has almost one million sq ft under management in eight locations the USA and designs data center-specific interconnections for its clients.