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UpCloud launches new data centre hub in Spain

20 October 2020 | Abigail Opiah

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European cloud hosting company UpCloud has opened a new data centre in Madrid, Spain, in a bid to continue their international expansion.

UpCloud’s new data centre is located in Madrid, and it is the company’s first data centre in Southern Europe. 

The company revealed that the new facility is available for deploying servers, and it can be found at the UpCloud Control Panel as ES-MAD1.

“Opening of the Madrid data centre is the first step in our further expansion to our Spanish-speaking users in Europe and Latin America,” said UpCloud’s founder and CTO Joel Pihlajamaa.

The new Interxion MAD3 facility uses 100% renewable energy, as certified by the Spanish National Market and Competition Commission (CNMC).

The data centre is running fully on the AMD EPYC processor architecture and UpCloud has already been deploying EPYC hardware to their other data centres to run alongside the existing Intel Xeon hosts.

“The new breed of server processors sets a higher standard for data centres with more CPU cores and increased performance on virtually all workloads,” said UpCloud in a written release.

Since the launch of their New York data centre earlier this year, all the new data centres run entirely on EPYC, according to the company.

Opening of the NYC data centre is a part of UpCloud’s global growth plan. It is being fuelled by the €18 million investment secured at the beginning of 2020.

By the end of 2021, UpCloud said it plans to open multiple new sites in Europe and in various regions around the world.

Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, UpCloud is a European cloud service provider offering cloud servers on an hourly billed infrastructure-as-a-service from its numerous data centres around the globe.

The company’s customers run business-critical web applications on its IaaS platform. UpCloud said it is also hiring new colleagues to its offices in Helsinki, Singapore, Seattle and London.