IBM has planned to design a state-of-the-art TIER III data center facility near Vilnius, Lithuania, for SatGate Group, a satellite services provider, headquartered in Lithuania. The new colocation facility, AmberCore DC UAB, will form a co-marketing initiative with IBM to reach growth market clients across the globe.
IBM and AmberCore DC UAB will work together to highlight advantages of having Lithuania as a viable option for worldwide clients wishing to house data in a geographically and politically safe environment both when looking to set up managed hosting services and colocation presence. The AmberCore DC Facility is expected to commence full operations in the second quarter of 2015.
The first phase of the plan to develop and commission the facility calls for 600 racks at 5KW power supply each. IBM will design the facility to comply with the Uptime Institute’s Tier III requirements for Data Center Operations.
The design and co-marketing activities are first of several steps in the development and operations of the proposed colocation facility that are contemplated by the parties. Global marketing activities will start at the IBM PartnerWorld conference in Las Vegas on February 10th, 2014, followed by presentations at similar events and at private demonstrations worldwide.
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“We are delighted to be involved in this ambitious project in Eastern Europe,” said Scott Kennedy, Global Sales Executive for Site & Facilities Services of IBM. “As the leader in data center development, construction and operations, we at IBM have successfully completed hundreds of data center projects all over the world and will use our innovation and experience to create a modern, energy efficient and scalable facility for AmberCore.”
UAB AmberCore DC is a project company formed to design, develop and operate the TIER III colocation facility in Lithuania. SatGate provides a full range of satellite communication services in Europe, Middle East and Central Asia to ISPs, telecoms, oil & gas industry and other corporate and private customers.