Global data center infrastructure provider EdgeConneX has announced plans to join the Belgian market with a new data center complex near Brussels. The company anticipates the 20MW facility in Brussels to be ready for service in Q1 of 2023.
The first greenfield data center built in this new campus will consist of four data halls with a combined multi-tenant capacity of over 20MW for hyperscale cloud clients and other service providers. As EdgeConneX continues to quickly expand its global data center platform, this is the company’s seventh market in EMEA and 40th overall.
Brussels, being the capital of Belgium, of course acts as the EU’s de facto capital. It is also home to thousands of enterprises and acts as a major entry and exit point into and out of Europe, stated EdgeConneX. This would fuel demand for data center capacity from global service providers looking to support local clients in the Benelux area.
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“Our legacy is to quickly and successfully deliver data center infrastructure anywhere our customers require,” said Dick Theunissen, Managing Director for EMEA of EdgeConneX. “As we continue to expand both our Edge platform and hyperscale campuses globally, our data center to be built in Brussels will give us capabilities to meet our customers’ requirements for hyperlocal and hyperscale data center capacity in the vital and growing Benelux region.”
Backed by EQT, a Swedish-based infrastructure fund, EdgeConneX is a global provider of data center services for a diverse portfolio of industries, including Content, Cloud, Networks, Gaming, Automotive, SaaS, IoT, HPC, Security, and more.