Colt Data Centre Services (DCS) has announced
the expansion of its presence in Germany with its new Frankfurt West data centre.
The company says its strategic decision to expand comes alongside
demand in the region from cloud service providers, but also complements the
company’s investment drive into new and existing markets, which recently
included Tokyo and Mumbai.
one of Europe’s premier connectivity centres, second only to London as the
continent’s most important data hub. With many global carriers
terminating in Germany’s financial capital, Frankfurt boasts Europe’s largest
single data cluster – bigger even than inner
Colt DCS’ West Frankfurt data centre will boast 16 data halls over 8,000sqm, each capable of
delivering up to 1.75MW IT power. The new facility will provide a significant
power capacity of 25 MW, with the first phase of delivery expected Q4
experiencing strong and continued demand for new data centre capacity from cloud service
providers that require large contiguous space. Colt DCS’ expansion means the company will
be able to accommodate both large enterprises and major cloud providers with
increased capacity and connectivity solutions.
CEO at Colt DCS, says, “Frankfurt’s reputation as
one of the continent’s most important data hubs continues to grow. It’s a very
attractive landscape for data centres: market demand is very high
and land purchase is rarely a problem.
difficulty with Frankfurt is that it can be challenging to procure land with a
good power supply. The good news is that Colt DCS’ new West Frankfurt facility has a
power substation right next door and several other suppliers in close
proximity, ensuring that we have access to reliable and redundant power
committed to providing our customers with carrier-neutral connectivity services
on demand when and where they need them, allowing scalability in the locations
they require. This expansion allows just this, as well as Colt DCS the opportunity to grow alongside