A 15,000 SQ METERS UNDERGROUND FACILITY
New Israeli based data center provider, Techtonic has just announced its plan to build an underground data center facility in Bet Shemesh, a city 20km east of Jerusalem, Israel.
Codenamed Titan 4, the proposed facility is planned to offer 10.5MW of IT Capacity across 10 data halls, and 5,000 square meters (161,450 sq ft). The site is also planned to have TIER IV building certification by UPTIME INSTITUTE.
“The accelerated migration to the cloud has created vast demand for data centers. Yet many organizations still have doubts about physical safety, especially when it comes to highly exposed above-ground data centers. In response, Techtonic’s data center will be a secure, fortified underground hosting facility and among the most advanced in the country,” said Gad Benett, founder, and CEO of Techtonic.
As announced, the new facility will be able to ‘survive’ a direct long-range missile hit, while the company is planning over $55million (USD) in the new project currently estimated for completion in Q2 2025. Also, the data center is to be design with an electric connection capacity of 2×16MVA, density of 12 Kw per Rack and air cooling with provision for DLC (Direct Liquid Cooling).
“Despite the tough competition for electricity allocation, our advanced planning stage allowed us to receive the connection approval for two electricity lines (mainline and backup) of 16MW. As a result, we are able to proceed quickly in the construction of the data center. We are proud to play a key role in building Israel’s most fortified and safe private data center, and set a new standard of security and quality,” said Eliel Schleider, procurement and licensing officer at Techtonic.
Recently, Google Cloud also announced the opening of its new GCP (Google Cloud Platform) Region which is located in Tel Aviv, Israel. The new Google Cloud Region now joins the Google Cloud global network, making it easier for local organizations to connect with users and customers across GCP global footprints.