Powered shell data centers are facilities with exterior construction completed, available power and connectivity, but with the interior left as raw space to be finished by the customer. This can be delivered as a floor/section of an existing building or as an entire building dedicated to one customer. While there is no industry or market standard for what power/space capacity constitutes a powered shell data center, commitments are on the larger side - many starting at 5,000 square feet (500 kW) depending on the facility design and strategic intent of the operator.
At H5 Data Centers, our powered shell data center offering constitutes both raw space within existing data centers as well as the potential to procure an entire data center for a single customer. We can even act as a real estate arm for your company and source the land then build the shell for you, handing off when the facility is ready for you to finish the interior.
H5 Data Centers’ team of data center experts can also provide consultation services to your construction team, shedding light on best practices from our decades in data center and operations management.
Companies such as colocation providers, carriers and Internet services providers, cloud services providers, and large enterprise customers choose powered shell data centers for the complete control and flexibility to design the entire data center interior from decisions surrounding slab or raised floor to air flow management and numerous others. The following are benefits associated with choosing a powered shell data center as opposed to building your own data center from scratch.
H5 Data Centers’ pricing for powered shell data centers varies by market on account of the difference in the cost of power and real estate at each location. Please contact an H5 Data Centers’ expert for more information.