Atos Partner with Yvelines Council in France
The construction of the new data center, with dimensions of 13,000 square meter, on Atos’ already existing R&D site that began in 2017. These are the first two of the eight modules that are planned to be built between the 2017 and 2020.
This investment by Atos is to meet the growing demand from clients who desire is to locate their data and applications on French territory as well as being in compliance with the European regulations.
The collaboration between Atos and the Yvelines Council happened after Atos sold part of the land of their site to the Council through the Établissement Public Foncier d’Île-de-France, also known as EPFIF, which is a pension fund investment in Europe. This deal sets Atos as the only tenant for the term of 30 years.
“Yvelines departmental Council’s mobilization and support in the development of Atos’ future global innovation hub in Clayes-sous-Bois is proof of our determination to place R&D and digital technology at the heart of new regional challenges,” says Yvelines Departmental Council president Pierre Bédier.
“This unique joint initiative with Atos and EPFIF reflects the department’s ambition to develop a new approach to support companies in the Yvelines region, to assist them in their research projects and with their issues relating to land and property. Having our BullSequana supercomputer and the latest-generation Data Center in our region, show how effective this co-investment is.”
Atos comments that the new data center is going to be home to the most modern and optimized servers and technologies which will guarantee optimal performance, storage capacity, security, scalability, and cost-efficiency. It will also be 30% more energy-efficiency than previous data centers.
Some other characteristics is the hyper-efficient cooling system, as well as the new building’s infrastructure that will be able to regulate the power and temperature, and only use 20% of the energy that is used by the servers.
According to the general manager Jean-Marie Simon of Atos in France, this plan of the next-generation data center is the beginning of the plan to transform Clayes-sous-Bois and the Yvelines region as a capital of great technical expertise that is recognized internationally.
“In partnership with the Yvelines departmental council, I am delighted to open our new data center on our historic site of Clayes-sous-Bois, where the Group has been present for more than 50 years and today employs almost 1,000 people. It underlines our commitment to continue to invest and develop our site and the region as a strong technical hub worldwide” says Jean-Marie Simon.
“We’re proud that our new next-generation data center here at Clayes-sous-Bois will support our clients worldwide, with the latest servers and technologies, for increased capacity, resilience and security, so that they are able to effectively deal with the challenges of today and tomorrow.”
Atos currently has 93 data centers all around the world, 15 of them being located in France.