Vantage Data Centers breaks ground on Frankfurt and Berlin

Vantage Data Centers breaks ground on Frankfurt and Berlin campuses

16 December 2021 | Natalie Bannerman

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Vantage Data Centres has started the development of additional data centre campuses in Frankfurt and Berlin.

At the same time, the company has opened its first campus in Zurich, the first of four data centres on its growing Swiss campus sited in Winterthur just 25km northeast of downtown Zurich. Once fully developed, the seven-acre campus will offer 40MW of IT capacity to customers.

The Frankfurt campus sits on a five-acre campus, located in Raunheim and once completed will deliver 40MW of critical IT capacity and total more than 355,000 sqft. The first phase of this five-story facility is due to complete in the fall of 2022.

In tandem, Vantage will continue to develop its flagship Frankfurt campus, located in Offenbach, approximately 30km from Raunheim. Once fully developed, both campuses will offer hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprise customers a total of 95MW of IT capacity.

“Our new developments in Frankfurt and Berlin are testaments to our significant growth throughout EMEA in less than 24 months in the market,” said Antoine Boniface, president of Vantage EMEA.

“Our portfolio now consists of nine campuses throughout EMEA, including our recently announced development in South Africa. Demand from our customers continues to increase in these major economic centres, and our ability to scale quickly ensures our sustainable, state-of-the-art facilities will be ready to meet our customers’ business needs.”

As for the second campus in Berlin, the new site is located 20km from its first Berlin campus and 10km from the Brandenburg International Airport. The two-building campus will sit on 12 acres of land and deliver 32MW of critical IT capacity.

Both facilities will consist of two stories and total more than 260,000 sqft of space combined. The first phase is due to be operational in the summer of 2022. At the same time, development continues at the company’s first Berlin campus as well. Once fully developed, both campuses will offer 64MW of IT capacity.

Both campuses will give customers renewable energy options and include electric vehicle charging stations, drought-resistant landscaping and motion-sensor LED lighting. As well as hyper-efficient cooling with outside air economisation using minimal water.