Global Data Centers, a division of global technology services provider NTT, commences construction of a new Berlin 2 data center colocation campus, as well as the expansion of its Berlin 1 Data Center. Once fully operational, the new campus Berlin 2 Data Center will provide 48 MW of IT load. The existing campus Berlin 1 Data Center will be expanded by 5 MW.
In Marienpark, the new campus Berlin 2 Data Center is being built only 14 km from NTT’s existing Berlin 1 Data Center. The first building is scheduled to open in Q4 2021 and will offer 4,800 square meters of IT space and 12 MW of IT load. The new “state-of-the-art, highly secured, energy-efficient” data center campus will follow NTT’s business model and offer colocation services for wholesale and retail, as well as hybrid IT solutions and maximum protection for NTT’s clients’ critical and sensitive IT systems.
In addition, the Berlin 1 campus, located in Berlin-Spandau, which has been operational since 2007, will be complimented by a second data center building, thereby providing a further 2,500 square meters of IT space and 5 MW of IT load. The building is scheduled to be ready for service in Q3 2021.
“We are looking forward to future growth in Berlin’s vibrant and diverse digital industry,” said Florian Winkler, CEO of NTT’s Global Data Centers division in EMEA. “Thus, the Berlin 2 campus is designed to serve all types of client needs from the local start-up looking for a pre-installed single rack, all the way up to build-to-suit solutions for major hyperscaler deployments. The project launch also comes at the right time to complement the growth at our existing Berlin 1 site.”
Colocation clients in both Berlin data centers will have access to NTT’s Multi Service Interconnection Platform (MSIP). It would provide NTT Group’s clients and partners access to a “powerful” digital ecosystem of multiple carriers and cloud providers. The proximity of the data center locations within Berlin gives colocation clients the opportunity to operate their infrastructure both in Berlin 1 and on the new campus in an ‘active-active configuration’. The Berlin 2 Data Center will also feature one of the company’s Technology Experience Labs – to help their colocation clients and partners thrive in the age of continuous digitization and disruption.
The expansion in the Berlin area is part of the growth strategy of the Global Data Centers division of NTT, which operates one of the largest data center platforms in the world, comprising over 160 data centers spanning more than 20 countries and region.