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Vantage Data Centers breaks ground in both Berlin and Warsaw

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Vantage Data Centers has broken ground on both its Berlin and Warsaw campuses, which are part of its ongoing $2 billion European expansion programme.

The greenfield sites will support hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises in two sought after EU regions. This is the second German campus for the company and the first in Poland.

Located in Brandenburg Park, the Berlin campus (pictured) is 250,000 sq ft and will comprise of two 16MW data centres. The first phase, scheduled for completion in early 2022, will include 8MW of IT capacity.

Vantage will offer customers renewable energy options at the campus to reduce their carbon emissions. BER1 will also use a cooling system with outside air and will have the ability to connect into district heating schemes to reuse waste heat.

The Warsaw campus will be 390,000 sq ft and will also have two data centres, but offering more total capacity. One will offer 16MW and the other will total 32MW. The first phase, like Berlin, will be open in early 2022 and offer 8MW.

Antoine Boniface, president of Europe at Vantage Data Centers, said: “In the past six months alone, Vantage’s significant progress of our greenfield developments in Berlin, Warsaw, Zurich and Frankfurt has proven that we are prepared to deploy premier hyperscale facilities at industry-leading speed.”

Vantage entered the European market at the beginning of last year, acquiring both Etix Everywhere and Next Generation Data. Operational campuses include those at Frankfurt and Cardiff, Wales, with Zurich coming on stream later this year.