European Data Center Operator maincubes Plans Third Facility in Frankfurt

The maincubes FRA02 data center is set to open in the summer of 2023.
The maincubes FRA02 data center is set to open in the summer of 2023.

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maincubes, a fast-growing European data center operator focusing on the highest energy efficiency, redundancy and connectivity for its facilities, has unveiled the planned construction of a third colocation data center in Frankfurt, maincubes FRA03. Although construction of the second facility in Frankfurt (FRA02) has only just begun, maincubes apparently already sees demand for a third colocation facility at this location.

The data center operator has been investing hundreds of millions of euros in just its new Frankfurt FRA02 facility. The FRA02 data center, which is now under construction, will have a power capacity of 20MW and about 7,000 m2 of white space for IT and office spaces.

The maincubes FRA02 data center is set to open in the summer of 2023. A public sector IT client has already committed to maincubes FRA02, taking up the majority of the space.

The new maincubes FRA03 data center will have 16MW of IT capacity and 10,000 square meters of whitespace. There will be 16 data center suites available in this facility.

Expansion Across Germany, New Colocation Facility Berlin

maincubes, who also has a colocation data center located in the Amsterdam, the Netherlands area, is currently planning significant expansion of its data center footprint in Germany. Next to this FRA03 build in Frankfurt, the company has announced the construction of its first data center in Berlin, BER01. This new facility will feature 8,2MW IT capacity and about 5,100 square meters (54,900 square feet) of whitespace, with 12 data center suites available.

maincubes is a joint venture founded in 2012 by Art-Invest Real Estate, a subsidiary of Germany’s Zech Group (75%), and management (25%). Zech Group is a conglomerate with extensive activity in real estate development and construction, providing maincubes with access to data center finance, design, and construction skills, allowing it to avoid relying on external suppliers and keep its workforce tight and efficient.

FRA01 – New Client Worldstream

The announcement follows the news of maincubes signing up a major global Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider at its Frankfurt FRA01 facility – a purpose-built three-story data center with military-grade security measures. Maincubes FRA01 is able to provide Worldstream with a solid extra data center hub for the delivery of Worldstream’s IaaS services throughout Europe and beyond.

Backed by its 10Tbit/s global backbone and its uniquely developed software-defined Worldstream Elastic Network, Worldstream can now provide private cloud, dedicated servers, block and object storage, DDoS protection, colocation, and other IaaS services from the maincubes FRA01 facility.

With current and future data center expansion options, including the new ones in Frankfurt and Berlin under construction and more German cities in the works, maincubes anticipates it is well positioned to support Worldstream’s and other clients’ continued growth across the European market.