THE FIRST PHASE OF 55MW HYPERSCALE CAMPUS
Vantage Data Centers has just announced the opening of its 15MW data center in Offenbach, Germany, along with Energieversorgung Offenbach (EVO) and DataCenter-Group (DCG) as partners.
The Frankfurt campus was part of the properties gained through the acquisition of Etix Everywhere in February. The campus is planned to house three multi-story data centers totaling 55MW of critical IT capacity and 650,000 square feet (60,000 square meters) when fully developed.
“The development of this campus in one of the most sought-after markets in Europe is the first milestone in our USD $2 billion European expansion strategy. Many of our customers need to be in Europe for a variety of reasons, whether it’s to reduce latency or to comply with local privacy laws. Offenbach is an ideal location, located within one kilometer of the main peering points and just 15 minutes from Frankfurt’s international airport,” said Antoine Boniface, president, Vantage Europe.
According to Vantage, its Frankfurt campus is designed to provide N+1 redundancy across all systems, featuring a PUE of 1.3. EVO, the local utility provider, will provide power for the data centers from an on-campus substation.
Vantage also has a Berlin data center campus underway. Located in Brandenburg Park, the facility will sit on a 13 acre land off Bundesstrasse 101. Once fully developed, the 550,000 square foot Berlin campus will house two multi-story data centers, offering a total of 64MW critical IT load capacity. Its first phase is scheduled for completion in 2021, which will provide 8MW of IT capacity.
In addition to the campuses in Germany, Vantage also announced in February, the purchase of land parcels for Greenfield data center campus developments in other tier-one and tier-two European markets. This include sites in Milan, Warsaw and Zurich with a 32MW, 64MW and 40MW planned capacity respectively.
For work force expansion, Vantage announced few weeks ago, an increase in its executive team with the addition of Kate Hyatt as vice president of global human resources. Hyatt joins Vantage to lead all human capital processes and initiatives in North America, U.K. and Europe.