DEAC, one of Northern Europe’s major independent data center operators, is creating a new data center in Riga, the capital of Latvia. The company claims it to be one of the region’s most sustainable data centers.
DEAC’s Riga-based data center could be an appealing destination for multinational enterprises as an outsourcing center, data back office, and IT function consolidation, particularly due to its IT team’s knowledge and good qualification.
The new data center has a capacity of up to 1000 server racks, assuring a minimum of 99.98 percent service availability. The new data center will have a capacity of 10 megawatts and will be certified as international Tier III. DEAC will employ on-site solar panels, be totally powered by renewable energy, and rely on MY Neste Diesel for backup power.
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DEAC expects to strengthen its position as a market leader in the Baltic region and a top service provider for European businesses thanks to this new data center in Riga.
DEAC is owned by Quaero European Infrastructure Fund II, an infrastructure investment fund managed by asset management firm Quaero Capital. It is one of the largest independent green energy data center operators in Northern Europe.
“Together with the data center operator DLC, DEAC offers two primary locations in Riga and Vilnius and is quickly growing to become the Baltics’ most significant and comprehensive data center network,” said Sebastien Bourget, managing partner at Quaero Capital.
DEAC provides unique IT services and applies specific business ideas and top-notch technology to thousands of customers in over 40 countries. DEAC has two principal sites in Riga and Vilnius, both of which are owned by Quaero European Infrastructure Fund II. DEAC maintains offices in all of Central and Eastern Europe’s major cities.
“This is an incredible opportunity to build a new data center that meets companies’ needs while also caring for our environment,” added Andris Gailitis, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at DEAC.