The second Berlin campus of Vantage Data Centers will have 32MW of crucial IT capacity and will open in the summer of 2022.In both Frankfurt and Berlin, Germany, hyperscale data center operator Vantage Data Centers has broken ground on second campuses. In addition, Vantage opened its first campus in Zurich, Switzerland.
In the most sought-after data center market in Europe, Vantage has begun construction of a second Frankfurt campus. When completed, this five-acre (two-hectare) facility in Raunheim will supply 40MW of vital IT capacity and cover over 355,000 square feet (33,000 square meters). The first phase of this five-story structure is set to open in the fall of 2022.
Vantage is also expanding its Frankfurt headquarters, which is located in Offenbach, around 30 kilometers from Raunheim.
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In addition, Vantage has started work on its new data center facility in Berlin. The two-building facility will lie on 12 acres (five hectares) and supply 32MW of vital IT capacity, approximately 20 kilometers from its first Berlin location and 10 kilometers from the Brandenburg International Airport. Both buildings will have two floors and a total area of over 260,000 square feet (24,000 square meters). The first phase is expected to become live in the summer of 2022. The company’s first Berlin facility is also being development. Both campuses will have a total capacity of 64MW when fully constructed.
“Our new developments in Frankfurt and Berlin are testaments to our significant growth throughout EMEA in less than 24 months in the market,” said Antoine Boniface, President EMEA at Vantage. “Our portfolio now consists of nine campuses throughout EMEA, including our recently announced development in South Africa. Demand from our customers continues to increase in these major economic centers, and our ability to scale quickly ensures our sustainable, state-of-the-art facilities will be ready to meet our customers’ business needs.”
Water-Saving Cooling Technology
These new data centers would prioritize reliability, sustainability, and environmental responsibility, as do all of Vantage’s data centers, and will follow the company’s standardized architectural design, which enables for quick time to market to fulfill client demand.
The campuses will utilize water-saving hyper-efficient cooling with outdoor air economization. Vantage says it is able to achieve industry-leading power use effectiveness (PUE) and a water consumption efficiency (WUE) of nearly zero thanks to this method and other design advantages. Clients will have access to sustainable energy alternatives at both new campuses, which will include electric car charging stations, drought-resistant landscaping, and motion-sensor LED lighting. Through its extensive sustainability policy, Vantage has committed to achieving net zero carbon by 2030.
Vantage has just inaugurated the first of four data centers on its expanding Swiss location in Winterthur, which is located just 25 kilometers northeast of Zurich. Clients will have access to 40MW of IT capability once the seven-acre (three-hectare) facility is completely constructed.