Etix Everywhere, a global data center developer and operator, continues to expand its network of local data centers through a partnership with Eura DC – a joint-venture between ATE and ARD-COM, two IT companies firmly anchored in the north of France.
At a crossroad between Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, London and Paris, Lille is a strategic location for the Etix Everywhere colocation network and the new colocation data center. This colocation data center, Etix Lille #1, would meet the finest industry standards, especially due to its Tier 3-plus architecture – which is consistent with all infrastructures operated by Etix Everywhere all over the world.
The first phase of the project will host 100 racks. In the long-term, Etix Lille #1 will offer an IT capacity of 1,200 kVA (four IT rooms of 240 square meters), and will provide 200 square meters of office space. The modular architecture designed by Etix Everywhere would ensure that each additional module will be deployed in 16 weeks, thus enabling the company to quickly meet the local demand.
The initial work was started in early January and the building construction will be completed at the end of May 2017. The first IT room will be urbanized starting in June with a guaranteed delivery in September. Since its launch, Etix Everywhere has already built nine modules in France and in Morocco. The company has also started construction on two facilities in Brazil and Belgium.
By partnering with Eura DC, Etix Everywhere has opted for partners with a rich understanding of the local market and deep experience in cloud and connectivity. The data center will be carrier-neutral, as are all colocation facilities in the Etix Everywhere network. Customers will have the opportunity to work with the telecom operators and the IT companies of their choice.
“This data center is a new example of our regional expansion strategy,” said Louis Blanchot, Sales Manager of Etix Everywhere France. “The project is co-financed by Etix Everywhere and Eura DC. Once the data center is up and running, each partner is in charge of commercializing the infrastructure and developing their own colocation offers, as well as assisting local companies in their digital transformation.”