Vantage Data Centers Continues Rapid Growth with New EMEA Data Center Campuses
In February of 2020, Vantage Data Centers announced the acquisition of Etix Everywhere (Etix) and its entrance into five European markets via this acquisition plus greenfield developments.
Now, due to increasing demand for data center space and capacity in the largest data center markets in Europe, Vantage is further expanding its presence in the region. Less than two years after its EU entrance, Vantage has broken ground on second campuses in both Frankfurt and Berlin.
“Demand from our customers continues to increase in [EMEA’s] major economic centers.” said Antione Boniface, president, Vantage EMEA. “. . . Our ability to scale quickly ensures our sustainable, state-of-the-art facilities will be ready to meet our customers’ business needs.”
The second campus in Frankfurt, one of Europe’s most in-demand data center destinations, will be a five-acre (two-hectare) campus, located in Raunheim. It will provide 40MW of critical IT capacity and total more than 335,000 square feet (33,000 square meters) once complete.
“Demand from our customers continues to increase in [EMEA’s] major economic centers…our ability to scale quickly ensures our sustainable, state-of-the-art facilities will be ready to meet our customers’ business needs.” – Antione Boniface
The initial phase, scheduled for delivery in the fall of 2022, will include a five-story facility. Vantage is also continuing to develop its flagship Frankfurt campus, located in Offenbach approximately 30 kilometers from Raunheim. Once fully developed, both campuses will offer hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprise customers a total of 95MW of IT capacity in the Frankfurt region.
In Berlin, Vantage has also begun construction of a second campus. Located only 20 kilometers from its first Berlin campus and 10 kilometers from the Brandenburg International Airport, the two-building campus will sit on 12 acres (five acres) and provide 32MW of critical IT capacity.
Both facilities will be two-stories and feature more than 260,000 square feet (24,000 square meters) combined. The initial phase is scheduled to be operational in the summer of 2022. Development continues at the company’s first Berlin campus as well. Once fully developed, both campuses will offer 64MW of IT capacity.
“Our new developments in Frankfurt and Berlin are testaments to our significant growth throughout EMEA in less than 24 months in the market,” said Boniface. “Our portfolio now consists of nine campuses throughout EMEA, including our recently announced development in South Africa.”
Like all of Vantage’s data centers, these new developments will prioritize reliability, sustainability and environmental responsibility and will follow the company’s standardized building design, which allows for rapid time to market to meet customer demand.
The campuses will employ hyper-efficient cooling with outside air economization using minimal water. This approach, along with other design features, enables Vantage to achieve industry-leading power usage effectiveness (PUE) and a water usage efficiency (WUE) of virtually zero. Both campuses will offer customers renewable energy options and include electric vehicle charging stations, drought-resistant landscaping and motion-sensor LED lighting.
Vantage has committed to reaching net zero carbon by 2030 through its comprehensive sustainability program.
Learn more about Vantage’s continued growth across Europe in the company’s press release here.
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