ALSO BUYS OUT THE FIRST DATA CENTER ON THE CAMPUS
Vantage Data Centers has just announced that it plans to build the second data center on its 55MW Frankfurt campus (FRA1) located in Offenbach, Germany.
As an expansion of the company’s flagship EU campus, the new data center is designed to offer 16MW of critical IT capacity and 13,000 square meters (140,000 square feet) of data center space once fully developed, marking the second out of three planned facility on the campus, and bringing the campus capacity to 31MW.
“Vantage continues to accelerate our growth in Frankfurt and Offenbach, the most sought-after data center markets in Europe, to meet demand from our hyperscale and cloud customers. Our partnership with EVO and DCG was instrumental in opening this campus quickly to customers, and we thank them for their support to reach such a critical milestone,” said Antoine Boniface, president of EMEA for Vantage Data Centers.
In 2020, Vantage opened the first facility on the campus which is a 15MW data center having Energieversorgung Offenbach (EVO) and DataCenter-Group (DCG) as owning partners. With this latest expansion at the campus, Vantage adds that it has acquired full ownership of the first data center on FRA1 campus, buying out its joint venture partners Energieversorgung Offenbach (EVO) and DataCenter-Group (DCG). However, Vantage stated that it will continue in a new partnership with EVO as the energy provider and landowner of the campus.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Vantage in this new capacity. Individually, we will focus on our core competencies, yet together, we are enabling the technology of today and tomorrow. This also includes sustainable and ecological solutions for the future,” said Dr. Christoph Meier, chief executive officer of EVO.
Recently, Vantage announced that it has begun construction of its second Frankfurt campus which sits on a five-acre (two-hectare) land, located in Raunheim. This facility is designed as a five-story facility that will provide 40MW of critical IT capacity and spans over 355,000 square feet (33,000 square meters) once complete.