CTG, Daily-Tech and Global Switch Launch New Data Centre

China Telecom Global, Daily-Tech and Global Switch launch Frankfurt data centre

03 December 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe

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In response to the surging demand for low-latency colocation services in Europe, China Telecom Global, Daily-Tech and Global Switch have partnered to launch the Frankfurt North data centre.

Following the launch of two other data centres in Asia, the new Frankfurt North facility represents the first milestone in Europe to come from the strategic partnership between the three industry leaders. Customers in Frankfurt and the wider European market will now be able to harness the synergy of three global industry leaders and enjoy flexible and secure low-latency colocation services.

“Frankfurt remains a connection hub in Europe and an important gateway to the continent, and that’s why we have chosen the city to play a critical role in our expansion plans in the region and in the world. In fact, the Frankfurt North data centre will become one of the key elements of China Telecom's network and IDC resources across the globe,” said Donald Tan, executive vice president of China Telecom Global.

“Our elite partner ecosystem, including our valuable partnership with Global Switch and Daily-Tech, will continue to empower our clients with customised solutions and professional services. Our global team will help them to deliver value in Europe or other parts of the world, and embrace the connected economy.”

The green Frankfurt North data centre was officially opened by Oliver Schwebel, head of the Frankfurt Development Agency representing the City of Frankfurt and Sun Congbin, Consul General of the People's Republic of China.
“Frankfurt, the data capital of Germany, has data centres totalling more than 600,000 sq m that benefit from the city’s financial status and strategic location as well as having the world's largest Internet hub DE-CIX in terms of peak traffic present,” said Jan Schneider, Deputy Mayor of Frankfurt am Main.

“I welcome the new Frankfurt North data centre launched today by Global Switch, China Telecom Global and Daily Tech. It is clear evidence of the growth of Asian businesses expanding into Germany, and will enable us to continue to drive our digital economy together here in Frankfurt.”

Congbin added: “I am very excited by the launch of this new data centre. Through our Belt and Road initiative, we are encouraging Chinese companies to invest internationally in order to connect people and business to grow closer together. The data centre will no doubt provide an ideal platform both in terms of resiliency and the services provided for all customers, and is an excellent example of a highly successful business relationship between Chinese and Western companies.”

The €113 million, 11,000 sq m data centre is located in Eschborner Landstraße, immediately adjacent to Global Switch’s existing Frankfurt South data centre. Offering a combined total of 28,500 sq m of gross space, the two facilities will be interconnected with a campus fibre system. They will form a key connectivity and cloud hub, providing some of the world’s leading brands with access to DE-CIX, a wide range of international and regional carriers, ISPs and leading cloud providers.

The new data centre offers customers high-density power and low PUE design. With industry-leading environmental innovations, the new facility will be one of the most energy efficient data centres in Frankfurt and is powered by 14MVA of utility power supply capacity.

“We are extremely excited to see our first data centre deployment in Europe coming to life. The successful launch today marks a milestone in Daily-Tech’s history. It not only represents our strong commitment to the German market, but also our ambitious growth initiative,” said Li Qiang, representative of Daily-Tech.

John Corcoran, CEO of Global Switch, added: “The Frankfurt North data centre is the first project in Europe under the partnership between China Telecom Global, Daily-Tech and Global Switch. The success of the Hong Kong Tseung Kwun O data centre and the Singapore Woodlands data centre have already proved the synergy of the trio. Today’s launch of such an environmentally sustainable facility and world-class services will further reinforce our leadership in offering businesses highly resilient and secure space to house their mission critical IT equipment. We, at Global Switch, will continue to work with these trusted partners from the East to drive ongoing growth and expansion in Europe, and all over the world.”