ITS FOURTH FRANKFURT DATA CENTER
Global real estate investment trust (REIT) CyrusOne Inc., has announced plans to develop its fourth data center in Frankfurt, Germany.
Precisely in Sossenheim, a city district of Frankfurt, the new data center Frankfurt IV is expected to deliver 17MW of power capacity upon full build, joining two operational and one shell complete data centers in the district to attain a combined critical power capacity of nearly 90MW.
According to the company, the construction of this new facility is driven by the strong hyperscale demand in the Frankfurt market which is also in-line with CyrusOne’s other expansion efforts in Amsterdam, Dublin and London.
“Demand in Frankfurt continues to be driven by hyperscale providers, which accounted for 80% of the market’s take-up in 2019,” said Matt Pullen, Managing Director Europe, CyrusOne.
“CyrusOne is uniquely positioned to serve the hyperscale community in Frankfurt. We have had tremendous success in the market over the last five years through selecting the right locations and deploying capital to support our customers’ requirements. Our flexibility in accommodating their needs from a design, delivery and commercial perspective allows them to execute quickly and easily.”
Upon completion, Frankfurt IV will provide up to 4,800 square meters of technical space within a single four-story building. The data center is said to follow CyrusOne’s design template and deploys closed loop chilled-water cooling. This system uses an air-cooled chiller technology with an integrated compressor and condenser that cools the closed loop of water, aimed at reducing water consumption during the cooling process whilst maintaining a low Power Usage Efficiency (PUE).
In March, CyrusOne launched its first net-positive water data center campus in Arizona, which was announced to incorporate proprietary technology that significantly reduces water usage onsite and company-wide water usage by millions of gallons per year.
The company’s European portfolio totals approximately 150 megawatts of operational facilities and sites under development across Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Dublin.