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Global real estate investment trust CyrusOne (NASDAQ: CONE) has purchased a 5-acre site at a prime location in the Madrid area in Spain to build a new 21MW data center facility. It’s CyrusOne’s first planned European facility beyond the main, ‘FLAP-D’ data center markets in Europe.
CyrusOne’s European data center portfolio accounts for approximately 200MW of total power capacity across Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Dublin (FLAP-D).
Madrid I, a brand-new data center, is planned as a single two-story structure with a power capacity of 21 MW and a total size of 6,000 square meters of “cutting-edge” technological space.
“There has been a major acceleration of data center capacity in Spain over the last few years, and in 2020 Madrid was one of the fastest growing European markets,” said Matt Pullen, EVP and Managing Director, Europe at CyrusOne. “Our investment in the region is another milestone on our European roadmap as we continue to expand our footprint across the continent to provide coverage, capacity and connectivity requirements to support our customers’ ambitions.”
Sustainable Data Center Development
The new data center in Spain will have a ‘very excellent’ BREEAM rating, use 100 percent renewable energy, and produce 100kW onsite through roof-mounted solar PV panels. To save water, the design makes use of air-cooled closed loop chiller technology and water retention techniques including rainwater recovery and low-water-requirement planting. On site, which is ideally placed near local public transportation hubs, electric vehicle charging stations and bicycle storage will be available.
CyrusOne operates more than 50 “high-performance” data centers worldwide to provide clients with the flexibility and scale to match their specific IT growth needs.
About 1,000 clients, including about 200 Fortune 1000 firms, rely on the CyrusOne’s mission-critical facilities to keep their IT infrastructure running.