21 March 2017
| James Pearce
Global data centre operator Etix Everywhere has announced a partnership with Eura DC that will see it launch a new data centre in Lille, France.
The new Etix Lille #1 data centre is set to go live in
September 2017 and will bring with it a tier 3-plus
architecture consistent with all Etix Everywhere data
The first phase of the new centre will host 100 racks, with
an IT capacity of 1,200kVA across four rooms of 240 square
metres. It will also contain 200sqm of office space.
Initial work on Etix Lille #1 in January, with the building
expected to be fully constructed by the end of May. It follows
similar builds across France and Morocco, plus ongoing
constructions on two facilities in Brazil and Belgium.
"This data centre is a new example of our regional expansion
strategy," explains Louis Blanchot, sales manager of Etix
"The project is co-financed by Etix Everywhere and Eura DC.
Once the data center is up and running, each partner is in
charge of commercialising the infrastructure and developing
their own colocation offers, as well as assisting local
companies in their digital transformation."
Etix claims the Lille site will serve as a crossroads
between Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, London and
Etix has partnered with Eura DC on the project. Eura is a
joint venture between IT companies ATE and ARD-COM, two firms
who both have a strong presence in the north of France.
"The combination of our respective expertise ensures we meet
all spectrum needs for externalisation that the companies from
our region or from elsewhere face or will face," says Rahif
Daher, CEO of ARD-COM. "Etix Everywhere offers housing, and
ARD-COM enhances the offer with a broad panel of high
"The north of France has a favorable climate for free
cooling and excellent connectivity," added Maxence Rousseau,
CEO of ATE. "These two advantages make the area a solid
alternative choice to the Paris area. This data center is
a critical instrument to assist local but also blue chip
companies in their IaaS strategy, expanding our public and
private cloud infrastructure."