CyrusOne begins work on new data centre in Frankfurt, Germany
July 06, 2019 – US-based real estate investment trust CyrusOne has broken ground on the first phase of its new data centre in Frankfurt, Germany.
Said to be the company’s third in the Sossenheim district of the city, the facility will comprise two adjoining, four-storey buildings which will deliver 22MW of IT power to 11,500m² of technical space.
The facility offers customised, secure and resilient data centre solutions to cloud providers, systems integrators and multinational corporations within a key business hub. It is planned to be completed in the second quarter of 2020.
In order to ensure an extremely low Power Usage Efficiency (PUE), an indirect adiabatic air cooling is provided in each data hall.
CyrusOne president Europe Tesh Durvasula said: “Frankfurt is one of the fastest growing and most strategically important locations for CyrusOne due to its economic strength and proximity to one of the most important European financial centers.
“This will mark our third expansion facility in Frankfurt and I expect it will effectively be pre-leased by the time we complete construction next year.
“This development, alongside our other expansion efforts in Dublin, Amsterdam and London underscores our ambition to be the only hyperscale data center provider in Europe. I expect our European business will grow to become about 20 percent of CyrusOne’s total revenues in two years.”
CyrusOne, which operates more than 45 data centre facilities across the US, Europe and Asia, is using a modular construction method to execute the latest project. It will partner with Mercury and Klein Architekten to deliver the project.
In May 2019, CyrusOne said has helped ODATA construct and launch the company’s first data centre in Bogotá, Colombia.
The new data centre, named DC BG01, is ODATA’s second of its kind, the first outside Brazil after DC SP01 in São Paulo. It is claimed to be largest carrier neutral data centre in Bogotá, Colombia.