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H5 Data Centers' Seattle Colocation Facility is a Massive, Well-Connected Data Center in Downtown Seattle

H5 Data Centers' Seattle colocation facility is a 293,000 SF data center and carrier hotel located at 1000 Denny Way. Just several blocks from the Westin Building, H5DC Seattle colocation facility is also adjacent to Amazon's corporate campus that comprises several million square feet.

The Seattle colocation facility, also known as the Seattle Times Building, has served the telecommunications community for many years, supporting carrier gateway sites and carrier-to-carrier interconnection requirements. With easy access to long haul and metro fiber and multiple fiber entry points to the building, the H5DC Seattle colocation facility provides a unique opportunity to be located in one of the most network-dense communication hubs in the world.

Enterprise customers will also find the H5DC Seattle data center an attractive site for colocation, thanks to some of the lowest-cost, environmentally-friendly and sustainable power in North America. Conveniently located in South Lake Union in downtown Seattle, H5 Data Centers' Seattle colocation facility is in close proximity to the Westin Building, downtown businesses and scores of communications networks.

Unique aspects of the Seattle colocation facility include:


The Seattle colocation facility is served by Seattle City Light's a utility company that offers inexpensive, reliable and sustainable electricity (more than 95% comes from renewable sources). Seattle City Light's utility rates are some of the most attractive in the country with average annual costs per kWh of less than $0.07. All systems are meticulously monitored and maintained by H5DC engineering team.

H5 Data Centers innovative electrical and mechanical architecture achieve up to 40% better energy efficiency than other colocation facilities. The Seattle colocation facility offers a leading Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of ~1.35, ensuring optimal energy utilization and reduced waste.

Electrical and mechanical highlights include:


The Seattle colocation facility is a highly secure data center to meet the stringent regulatory requirements of our customer base. The Seattle colocation facility is equipped with on-site security staffing, mantraps, biometric and keycard access systems, and digital security cameras.

The colocation facility offers the following security benefits:


The Seattle colocation facility is one of the most interconnected buildings in Seattle with more than 40 on-site carriers and networks with direct access to XO Communications [now Verizon] and Level (3)'s long haul termination access points. H5DC offers carrier-neutral colocation services, providing customers with access to a variety of regional, national and international telecommunications carriers and fiber providers. With its carrier partners, H5DC serves a growing community of enterprises, content delivery networks (CDNs) and cloud service providers seeking to improve their mission critical operations.

Highlights of H5 Data Centers' Seattle network-neutral colocation facility include:
Archeo Futurus AT&T CenturyLink Cogent
Comcast Directv hurricane Directv
SIX Syringa Telia Verizon
Wave Broadband 
WindstreamXO Zayo

The current SIX topology is shown below. Customers of H5 Data Centers can access the Seattle Internet Exchange directly through the Archeo Futurus Extension (currently at 100G, but expanded via existing dark fiber capacity).


H5 data center experts will support mission-critical IT infrastructure requirements by constructing, managing and maintaining the mechanical and electrical infrastructure required for state-of-the-art IT environments. The Seattle data center provides industry-leading energy efficiency and enhanced physical security. Customers that choose H5DC, trust us to protect their most important digital assets more reliably and efficiently. Join other leading enterprises and technology and cloud service providers in establishing a data center presence in Seattle.

H5 Data Centers' Seattle data center product offering includes: