Colt Data Centre Services expands into Frankfurt

12 June 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Colt Data Centre Services (CDS) has announced the expansion of its presence in Germany with the launch of its new Frankfurt West data centre.

The decision comes as demand in the region from cloud service providers continues to grow but also complements the company’s investment into new and existing markets, following the recent expansion into Tokyo and Mumbai.

“Frankfurt’s reputation as one of the continent’s most important data hubs continues to grow, said Detlef Spang (pictured), CEO at Colt DCS. “It’s a very attractive landscape for data centres: market demand is very high and land purchase is rarely a problem.”

Colt DCS’ West Frankfurt data centre will have 16 data halls over 8,000sqm, each capable of delivering up to 1.75MW of IT power. The new facility will provide a total power capacity of 25 MW, enabling Colt DCS to offer its customers access to international carriers and to carriers the huge volumes of data traffic that pass through as one of Europe’s biggest interconnection hubs.

“One difficulty with Frankfurt is that it can be challenging to procure land with a good power supply,” added Spang. “The good news is that Colt DCS’ new West Frankfurt facility has a power substation right next door and several other suppliers in close proximity, ensuring that we have access to reliable and redundant power supplies.”

According to the company, Germany is experiencing strong and continued demand for new data centre capacity from cloud service providers that require large contiguous space. This expansion means the company will be able to accommodate both large enterprises and major cloud providers with increased capacity and connectivity solutions.

“We’re committed to providing our customers with carrier-neutral connectivity services on demand when and where they need them, allowing scalability in the locations they require,” continued Spang. “This expansion allows just this, as well as Colt DCS the opportunity to grow alongside them.”

The first phase of delivery is expected by Q4 2020.