Colt Data Centre Services Purchases Ten Land Plots Across Europe and APAC

Colt Data Centre Services (DCS), a global provider of hyperscale and large enterprise data center solutions, has acquired ten additional plots of land for the building of greenfield hyperscale data centers across Europe and APAC. Sites in London, Frankfurt, Paris, and Japan are among them.

The capacity of Colt DCS’ portfolio will increase considerably with the addition of the additional sites, with over 500MW of secured power to facilitate the construction of hyperscale data centers.

Colt DCS is on target to develop about 100MW of IT power in its main worldwide markets as a result of these recent land purchases, supporting its customers’ expanding data center capacity requirements.

Colocation vs. Hyperscale Strategy

Photo Niclas Sanfridsson, CEO at Colt DCS
“This is an extremely exciting time for the business as our vision of becoming the most trusted and customer-centric hyperscale data center operator in the industry is realized,” said Niclas Sanfridsson, CEO at Colt DCS.

With the sale of twelve colocation locations throughout Europe to AltasEdge Data Centres last year, Colt DCS said that it has redefined its existing portfolio to allow greater concentration on its hyperscale and large enterprise strategy.

“This announcement marks yet another major milestone in the acceleration of its hyperscale strategy and positions Colt DCS as a major hyperscale and large enterprise data center provider in the market. Colt DCS has truly put a stake in the ground with the acquisition of these ten new sites, signaling to the market the continued success of our approach,” said Niclas Sanfridsson, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Colt DCS. “This is an extremely exciting time for the business as our vision of becoming the most trusted and customer-centric hyperscale data center operator in the industry is realized.”

Hyperscale clients will be able to scale their capacity at the ten additional facilities, giving them the ability to grow in the long run. Not only that, but the breadth of Colt DCS’ locations and industry experience would enable clients to enter new markets considerably more quickly. Colt DCS offers specialized local market teams that claim to understand client needs and can bring value in certain markets as an experienced data center supplier.

Ambition: Net Zero Emissions by 2040

Clients may assure closeness to their end-users for a low-latency experience by establishing several additional locations. The new data centers will also be in accordance with Colt DCS’ ambition to achieve net zero emissions by 2040, as well as clients’ environmental goals.

“Refining our portfolio has enabled us to go into full growth mode,” said Richard Wellbrock, VP Real Estate at Colt DCS. “We want to create success for our partners, customers, and for the future of the business. Focusing clearly on the hyperscale and large enterprise business enables us to do just that. We are now in position to swiftly bring about meaningful and sustainable change in the market.”

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