Data center service provider Serverfarm, has today announced the development of its first data center facility in Israel which also marks the company’s first facility and venture in the Middle East.

Codenamed ISR3, the new data center facility is being developed in partnership with Israel Infrastructure Fund, and designed to deliver 9MW of critical capacity to prospective customers in the region.

“As leading tech and hyperscale organizations continue to expand into Israel and across the Middle East, we see an opportunity to leverage our expertise and deep roots in this region,” said Avner Papouchado, Founder and CEO of Serverfarm.

“With the launch of ISR3, we’re bringing world-class multi-tenant data centers to Israel, allowing organizations to rapidly tap into this growing region and innovate at scale. We’re also introducing our world-leading InCommand DMaaS to the region so more IT and data center leaders can optimize their operations and focus on innovation and digital transformation.”

As a global data center service provider, Serverfarm’s data center portfolio includes facilities across multiple countries such as the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Canada and the United States.

In April 2021, Serverfarm announced its acquisition of an 117,500 square foot data center located in El Segundo, a metro city in Los Angeles. Codenamed LAX1, this carrier-neutral facility features an On-site substation and boasts of providing up to 12MW of critical power capacity. LAX1 belonged to T5 Datacenters and houses an American multinational conglomerate holding company NantWorks, as its long-term partner and tenant.

About a month ago, Serverfarm also announced the availability of 110,000 square feet of new capacity at its Atlanta data center, marked as a move to optimize its underutilized facility. Located in Suwanee, Georgia, Serverfarm acquired the data center in 2017 which has since then, served as an enterprise data center to a global technology company that only occupied about a quarter of the available capacity in the building.

As announced, the new Israel data center (ISR3) will join Serverfarm’s global operational data center portfolio by the second half of 2022.