NTT Communications (NTT Com) has announced the completion of phase 1 of its 4th data center in Frankfurt through e-shelter, a subsidiary of NTT Com and one of the leading data center providers in Europe. Frankfurt 4 is the 12th operational data center location in the e-shelter portfolio.
Once fully built out, e-shelter’s new data center campus in Frankfurt features 24,000 SQM of IT space and 80 MW of IT load across five data center buildings, supporting high density requirements.
Frankfurt 4 is located in Hattersheim in the southwest of the city. The Hattersheim data center campus is located approximately 10km linear distance from the existing e-shelter sites, Frankfurt 1 and Frankfurt 3 and therefore enables customers to “seamlessly” grow in the region and split deployments over multiple data center campuses to maximize redundancy and reliability.
The new data center offers carrier-neutral colocation services, is connected to e-shelter’s e-connect platform and provides access to multiple carriers and major cloud providers as well as to one of the world’s largest Internet exchanges, the DE-CIX. e-shelter Frankfurt 4 customers will have access to the e-shelter innovation lab, which allows customers and partners to test-drive and validate “cutting edge” technology solutions and IT deployments in a live data center environment.
“Phase 1 of Frankfurt 4 was built in less than 12 months with significant capacity being rented to customers in advance of the opening,” said Rupprecht Rittweger, CEO of e-shelter. “Frankfurt 4 strengthens our position as market leader leveraging a total capacity of more than 400 MVA in Europe with more than 300 MVA available in the Frankfurt region.”
Global Data Center Network
The e-shelter Frankfurt 4 data center is part of NTT Com’s global data center network and connectivity ecosystem. Besides Frankfurt 4, e-shelter’s current key expansion projects include developments in Amsterdam, Berlin, London and Madrid.
As a subsidiary of NTT Communications, e-shelter covers 20+ countries and over 400,000 SQM of data center space. Among e-shelter’s customers are financial services companies, telecom operators, public sector, IT service and outsourcing providers as well as cloud service providers (CSPs).