UpCloud, a European provider of “high-performance” cloud hosting, has expanded its European data center presence by adding a data center Spain. Located in Madrid, it is UpCloud’s first data center in Southern Europe. The new data center is already available for deploying servers. The name of this UpCloud data center is ES-MAD1.
UpCloud’s ES-MAD1 facility is hosted by Interxion. It would comply with the highest operational and security standards. Additionally, the new Interxion data center uses 100% renewable energy, as certified by the Spanish National Market and Competition Commission (CNMC).
UpCloud’s data center in Madrid is running fully on the AMD EPYC processor architecture. The new breed of server processors would set a higher standard for data centers with more CPU cores and increased performance on virtually all workloads. UpCloud has already been deploying EPYC hardware to their other data centers to run alongside the existing Intel Xeon hosts. However, since the launch of their New York data center earlier this year, all the new data centers run entirely on EPYC.
Opening of the Madrid data center is a part of UpCloud’s global growth plan. It is being fueled by their €18 million investment secured at the beginning of 2020. By the end of 2021, UpCloud plans to open multiple new sites in Europe and in various regions around the world.