PLANS TO DELIVER 20MW LOAD CAPACITY
Data center service provider EdgeConneX, has just announced the construction of its first data center campus in Belgium, located in Ternat which is about 15km from downtown Brussels.
As designed, this data center will be the flagship facility on the greenfield campus and will consist of 4 data halls that can support approximately 20MW of multi-tenant capacity, targeting the needs of hyperscale cloud customers and other service providers.
“Our legacy is to quickly and successfully deliver data center infrastructure anywhere our customers require. As we continue to expand both our Edge platform and hyperscale campuses globally, our data center to be built in Brussels will give us capabilities to meet our customers’ requirements for hyperlocal and hyperscale data center capacity in the vital and growing Benelux region,” said Dick Theunissen, Managing Director of EdgeConneX, EMEA.
The new EdgeConneX Belgium data center marks the company’s seventh market footprint in EMEA and 40th market across the globe as it continues to build out its global Hyperlocal to Hyperscale data center platform.
EdgeConneX is been backed by EQT Infrastructure since the completion of its acquisition in 2020. At the time of acquisition, EdgeConneX had a portfolio of 40 data centers located in 33 markets across North America, Europe, and South America. Afterwards, EdgeConnex has been carrying out multiple expansion projects across different markets.
In February 2021, EdgeConneX established a 50:50 joint venture with India-based multi-infrastructure organization Adani Enterprises, to develop and operate data centers throughout India. Branded as AdaniConneX, the joint venture plans to develop a total of 1GW (1000MW) data center capacity across the country in the next 10 years.
In May 2021, EdgeConneX announced a multi-market expansion plan to provide additional critical capacity to six of its facilities across North American markets. For the first phase of these expansions, the company plans to add a total of about 20MW of new capacity across its existing footprint in the Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, Miami, Detroit, and Chicago markets.