Sunday, October 22, 2017

Colt expands Spanish footprint amid warnings of a more ‘aggressive growth strategy’

Provider plans to tap into new business opportunities in sectors including financial services, media and the public sector.

Colt Data Centre Services has expanded its footprint in Madrid to serve both the local market and the region’s demand for more colocation space.

The company said the increased capacity comes as part of Colt DCS’ “aggressive growth strategy” for 2017.

An additional 645m2 has been added to the site, including 400m2 at full fit-out and 245m2 at half fit-out ready to support 170 and 119 new racks, respectively.

The data centre’s total capacity now stands at 1,845m2 of white space for customer colocation racks with an available mains power of 1,200 watts per square metre.

Colt DCS expects the expansion to create new business opportunities in target sectors including financial services, media and the public sector.

The company has also added new hybrid cooling towers to reduce water consumption and provide free cooling throughout the year to improve energy usage.

In addition, it has also installed new room cooling units with variable speed compressors, variable water flow and energy efficient fans.

Furthermore, a new humidification system including energy efficient ultrasonic technology with mineralised water has also been deployed at the site, as well as new pumps with enhanced control strategy for better energy usage.

Detlef Spang, CEO at Colt DCS said: “Our investment in our carrier-neutral data centre in Madrid recognises the increase in market demand for colocation services across many key verticals in Spain. We want to provide our customers with the latest innovations in data centre technology.

“This is in addition to providing an environment where they can run their businesses reliably, efficiently and cost effectively. The expansion showcases Colt DCS’ commitment to the region and to customers with operations in Spain. It is also an example of our aggressive growth strategy for this year and beyond.”