Edge data center services provider EdgeConneX has broken ground on a new edge data center facility in the Sant Boi de Llobregat region of Spain, located just 15KM from Barcelona city center. The 7,600 m2, 8 MW N+1, carrier-neutral data center will provide businesses in the region with server colocation services, cloud access in a carbon neutral facility employing renewable energy strategies.
The EdgeConneX Barcelona colocation data center is expected to be ready for service in Q4 2021 with a global IT services provider and systems integrator as its first anchor tenant. The facility will allow for hybrid and multi-cloud options.
“We are continuing our push to bring the edge closer to those that need it most, where they need it most,” said Dick Theunissen, Managing Director, EMEA, EdgeConneX. “It’s a client centric philosophy that runs companywide and takes us to places like Barcelona where we, alongside our technology partners and community leaders, can have an immediate and positive impact on overall business opportunity and edge market growth.”
“The Sant Boi region, Barcelona and all of Europe is in position to be the next great digital hub,” said Lluïsa Moret Sabidó, mayor of Sant Boi de Llobregat. “The EdgeConneX data center facility will not only provide necessary local access and connectivity to cloud and content providers for our growing business community but will provide new jobs and opportunities, continuing to lift our local and regional economy.”
“The second largest city in Spain, Barcelona has become a digital hotspot for communications and technological innovation in Spain,” said Daniel Bizo, Sr. Research Analyst at 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. “Recent investments in subsea cable projects and additional data center capacity have placed Barcelona, like Madrid, on a trajectory that, if sustained, will elevate the metro’s position from that of a local hub to one of much greater significance in the global network of digital infrastructure.”