Zenium completes construction on second data centre in Frankfurt
27 April 2018 | Natalie Bannerman
Zenium, the European data centre solutions provider, has completed construction on its second data centre in Frankfurt.
The new site called the Frankfurt Two is a 7,500 sqm facility offering technical space arranged over five floors providing highly resilient, concurrently maintainable power and cooling that meets Tier III+ standards. It also sits adjacent to Zenium’s Frankfurt One, and is strategically located in Sossenheim.
“Agility is essential in the data centre industry,” said Franek Sodzawiczny, CEO & founder of Zenium. “The ability to identify opportunities and to deliver solutions that directly address the business needs of our customers is key to our success. We are delighted to be bringing to market this purpose-built and highly efficient data centre.”
Once completed Zenium say that the Frankfurt Two will provide cloud providers, systems integrators and large enterprises with a fully customised, energy efficient, carrier neutral environment that meets their needs for capacity and connectivity.
Zenium worked with Lupp Group as its construction partner, which Sodzawiczny praised saying: “Lupp Group has executed brilliantly against a very specific brief. We definitely selected the best construction partner for the job. The team has been efficient, reliable and committed at all times.”
Zenium has already secured a pre-let contract for 8.7MW of power with unnamed global IT services companies at the new data centre.
As for its next project the confirmed earlier this year that it intended in purchasing 6.8 acres of freehold land from DATA-Center Frankfurt West GmbH. The greenfield site is located adjacent to the Frankfurt One and Two sites and will home to Zeniums Frankfurt Three. Construction is due to begin in Q4 of 2018 and once completed will bring Zenium’s total build area in the region to 25,499 sqm.
At the start of the year CyrusOne entered into a definitive agreement to Zenium for $442 million, as part of the company’s European expansion plans. The deal which is yet to close, was due to complete in Q1 of 2018 and was reached with Quantum Strategic Partners, a private investment fund managed by Soros Fund Management LLC, and certain other sellers.
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