Datacenter One, a German developer/operator of colocation data centers, is opening another data center in western Germany near Dusseldorf after three already existing datacenters in Germany. This new facility, DUS1, was completed within only nine months.
The construction of ‘DUS1’ started in 2019 and the data center was put into operation in January 2020. DUS1 is largely identical to Datacenter One’s existing data center LEV1 in Germany. It would meet the highest data center requirements.
DUS1 is an expandable data center with an overall capacity of over 10,000 square meters of colocation space and a capacity of 16 megawatts. In the first construction phase, approximately 3,600 square meters of data center space were realized.
The proximity to the LEV1 data center would be a strategic advantage as companies have access to two Datacenter One data centers within a radius of 20 kilometers. Thus, the two locations in western Germany can be used ideally for both active/active clusters and redundancy concepts.
Security and speed in terms of connectivity, in addition to flexible colocation offers, are central aspects that DUS1 customers would benefit from. Through the offers Colo Connect, Cloud Connect as well as their partnership with DE-CIX (DE-CIX-enabled site), Datacenter One also enables encrypted data transmission in the DUS1 data center, scalable transmission speeds of more than 100 Gbit/s and direct as well as “fast” connection to the leading cloud providers worldwide.
“With DUS1 we offer customers the best possible combination of proximity and distance between two data centers,” said Wolfgang Kaufmann, CEO of Datacenter One. “Especially our customers benefit and receive the best possible service and flexibility for their data center needs. The enormous success of LEV1 was the driving force for DUS1, because it is a prime example of a regionally oriented data center.”