New Frankfurt build planned as Colt Data Centre Services leads the expansion of Europe’s data capacity

  • Colt Data Centre Services acquires greenfield site close to Frankfurt city centre
  • New 8,000 sqm flagship data centre planned to service growing German market
  • Further major investments in London and Paris underway, as Colt Data Centre Services offers European businesses the capacity to meet rapidly expanding data requirements

FRANKFURT, 24th October 2016 – Colt Data Centre Services, the global data centre operator, announced today it is planning to build a brand new flagship data centre to service the German market, having acquired a greenfield site in the city of Frankfurt. The announcement forms part of a major European investment drive by the company, which also sees further expansion of its existing data centres in London and Paris.

The new data centre, which will complement Colt Data Centre Services’ existing Frankfurt site, will boast 8,000 sqm across 12 data halls with a significant power capacity of 18 MW. The carrier-neutral site will be the first data centre to be built using the company’s new, cutting-edge modular design technology in the German market.

Detlef Spang, EVP of Colt Data Centre Services, commented:

“Frankfurt remains a key market for us and one where we are seeing incredibly strong demand in colocation opportunities, which require large contiguous space.

“The acquisition of this site means that we will be able to offer large scale capacity and connectivity-rich solutions in a known data centre hotspot. It will enable us to accommodate large enterprises and major cloud providers in a state-of-the-art city centre facility.”

Estimates place growth in the German data centre market at ten per cent year-on-year, with Frankfurt being the central hub: 50 per cent of all large German data centres (over 10 MW in size) are located in Frankfurt and its vicinity.

Colt Data Centre Services today also announced the  expansion of  its flagship UK site: London 3, representing an extra 4 x 500m2 data halls with a total IT load of  6.4MW.  This capacity will be ready for service in January 2017, with the construction of a further two data halls planned to commence shortly. The company is also expanding its data centre in Paris which will accommodate a total IT load of  3.2 MW.

Detlef Spang concluded:

“This announcement marks another major milestone in a highly successful year for Colt Data Centre Services, in which we recently broke ground to commence construction of our Inzai 2 data centre in Japan.

“Most importantly, this investment means that we will be exactly where our customers want us, when they need us – both now and in the future – as we grow with them.”

About Colt Data Centre Services

Colt Data Centre Services is a leading carrier neutral data centre operator.

We are trusted by our globally recognised customers to provide unparalleled service and security. Our operational excellence is verified by achieving one of the highest possible scores in the Uptime Institute’s Management and Operations award.

Colt Data Centre Services has been designing, building and operating large scale data centres and providing data centre colocation services for more than 15 years. Over 1000 customers in the world’s most data-critical industries trust us to secure their information in our 29 carrier-neutral data centres across Europe and Asia.

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