Serverfarm launches first data centre in Israel

Serverfarm launches first data centre in Israel

15 December 2021 | Natalie Bannerman

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Serverfarm announces the development of ISR1, its first hyperscale data centre facility in Israel.

Developed in partnership with the Israel Infrastructure Fund, ISR3 is to be located in central Israel. Delivering up to 9MW capacity to the country by the latter half of 2022.

ISR3 is the first Middle East-based facility for Serverfarm, however, Serverfarm and its principals have extensive local, regional and international real estate development experience in the hotel and residential real estate and data centre markets.

“As leading tech and hyperscale organisations continue to expand into Israel and across the Middle East, we see an opportunity to leverage our expertise and deep roots in this region,” said Avner Papouchado (pictured), founder and CEO of Serverfarm.

“With the launch of ISR3, we’re bringing world-class multi-tenant data centres to Israel, allowing organisations to rapidly tap into this growing region and innovate at scale. We’re also introducing our world-leading InCommand DMaaS to the region so more IT and data centre leaders can optimise their operations and focus on innovation and digital transformation.”

The news comes amid rapid digital growth and the soaring demand in the Middle East region for high-quality data centre colocation.

Dubbed the Silicon Valley of the Middle East, Israel is due for exponential data centre growth, due to its high-tech enterprises coupled with newly announced hyperscale cloud zones.

In parallel with the development of ISR3, Serverfarm is actively developing additional opportunities to further expand its footprint in Israel and across the Middle East.

In related news, earlier this year Serverfarm bought its first data centre in its home state of California, acquiring a facility from the T5 Data Centers business for $71 million.

The acquired site is in El Segundo, a metro city in Los Angeles. It has been named LAX1 and consists of 117,500 sq ft of space, with the 22 MVA building already hosting hyperscale, transportation, healthcare and government tenants.