INVESTING 560 MILLION USD
Cloud infrastructure provider Green Datacenter, has just announced that it plans to build a new Zurich Metro campus located in Dielsdorf, a municipality in Switzerland.
With construction scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2021, the full development of Green’s new campus is expected yield three high-performance large data centers, a business park and integrated green areas. In total, the new Zurich campus will span over 46,000 square meters when fully built-out.
Green is investing 500 million Swiss francs (approximately US$560 million) in this project with the aim of delivering the first data center to customers in the first quarter of 2022.
The new Zurich Metro facility marks Green’s second data center campus in the region, joining the company’s other data centers which include Zurich-West 1 and 2, Zurich-West 3 , Zurich-West 4, 5 and 6, Zurich North, and the Zurich City facility – a Financial data center due to its proximity to the Swiss banking center.
As part of the company’s sustainable data center design, the Metro Campus in Zurich will be connected to a district heating or cooling network to channel usable heat waste to buildings in the community. Green also target an excellent PUE value for the new facility through efficient power supply and optimized cooling technology, even with a performance of over 25 Kilowatts per rack.
In addition to the data centers, three office buildings, commercial areas, Green zones and a direct connection to public transport, the campus is also planned to offer a total of 11,000 square meters of usable commercial and office space for the settlement of different companies and Green data center operation specialists.
As announced, Green has already procured first anchor customers for the Zurich Metro data centers.
The company further disclosed that it plans to expand the Zurich-West campus with the addition of three more new buildings, each offering 11MW of IT load capacity. This is after the facility was expanded with an additional 8MW in 2019.