Vantage Data Centers

Vantage Data Centers opens 15MW facility in Germany

03 November 2020 | Abigail Opiah

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Vantage Data Centers has announced the opening of its first 15MW data centre in Germany along with partners Energieversorgung Offenbach (EVO) and DataCenter-Group (DCG).

The Frankfurt campus was part of the acquisition of Etix Everywhere in February 2020, which Vantage announced along with greenfield developments in Berlin, Milan, Warsaw and Zurich.

The campus is located in Offenbach and will house three multi-story data centres totalling 55MW of critical IT capacity and 650,000-sqf when fully developed.

The company said that the opening of the Frankfurt campus is a key milestone in Vantage’s strategy to expand across Europe.

“The development of this campus in one of the most sought-after markets in Europe is the first milestone in our $2 billion European expansion strategy,” said Antoine Boniface, president, Vantage Europe.

“Many of our customers need to be in Europe for a variety of reasons, whether it’s to reduce latency or to comply with local privacy laws. Offenbach is an ideal location, located within one kilometre of the main peering points and just 15 minutes from Frankfurt’s international airport.”

The company celebrated with its customers and local dignitaries on Friday, October 30, in honour of the data centre opening.

Speakers at the ceremony included: Tarek Al-Wazir (Hessian Minister for Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing), Dr. Felix Schwenke (Mayor of the City of Offenbach) and Dr. Georg Müller (CEO of MVV Energie AG).

The company emphasised that the campus prioritises reliability along with sustainability and environmental responsibility.

The buildings are set to employ hyper-efficient cooling with outside air economisation using minimal water.

“This approach, along with other design features, enables Vantage to achieve industry-leading power usage effectiveness (PUE) and water usage effectiveness (WUE),” said the company in a written release.

“Amenities include electric vehicle charging stations, campus green spaces, drought-resistant landscaping and motion-sensor LED lighting throughout the campus.”