Vantage Data Centers, a global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, has opened its first data center in Germany, a 15MW facility, along with partners Energieversorgung Offenbach (EVO) and DataCenter-Group (DCG). The Frankfurt data center campus was part of the acquisition of Etix Everywhere in February 2020.
Located in Offenbach, the data center campus will house three multi-story data centers totaling 55MW of critical IT capacity and 650,000 square feet (60,000 square meters) when fully developed. The opening of the Frankfurt campus is a key milestone in Vantage’s $2 billion European expansion strategy. Vantage’s Etix Everywhere acquisition in February this year was announced along with the company’s planned greenfield data center developments in Berlin, Milan, Warsaw and Zurich.
Like all of Vantage’s data centers, this campus in Frankfurt would prioritize reliability along with sustainability and environmental responsibility. The campus buildings will employ hyper-efficient cooling with outside air economization using minimal water. This approach, along with other design features, would enable Vantage Data Centers to achieve highly efficient power usage effectiveness (PUE) and water usage effectiveness (WUE) figures.
$2 Billion European Expansion Strategy
Amenities include electric vehicle charging stations, campus green spaces, drought-resistant landscaping and motion-sensor LED lighting throughout the data center campus.
“The development of this campus in one of the most sought-after markets in Europe is the first milestone in our $2 billion European expansion strategy,” said Antoine Boniface, president, Vantage Europe. “Many of our customers need to be in Europe for a variety of reasons, whether it’s to reduce latency or to comply with local privacy laws. Offenbach is an ideal location, located within one kilometer of the main peering points and just 15 minutes from Frankfurt’s international airport.”
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