Global Switch joins Chinese partners in opening new €115m Frankfurt data centre
Next month’s opening comes after construction was started last summer, and since then the partners have also joined forces to open a new facility in Singapore too.
Global Switch will be opening its second data centre in Frankfurt, Germany next month in partnership with China Telecom Global and Daily-Tech, a developer and operator of data centre infrastructure across China.
The €115m Frankfurt North site will go live on Tuesday 12 November after Global Switch announced its construction last year.
The new facility is located at Eschborner Landstraße 110, 60489 Frankfurt am Main. It is adjacent to the firm’s existing Frankfurt South data centre, and will provide around 118,000 square feet of gross space.
The site will have 14MVA of utility power, bringing the total power capacity of the whole campus to 28MVA. As part of the development, a new reception area has been incorporated, linking the two data centres together.
In addition, the existing Frankfurt South has undergone a large programme of upgrading and enhancing its infrastructure, as well as a complete façade renovation to ensure that the visual finishes complement the new data centre.
On the environmental side, the new build will feature high efficiency static UPS and an advanced chiller assist system using both hybrid dry coolers and water-cooled chillers, resulting in the chillers operating for less than 10% of the year.
The facility is also benefitting from an independently verified and annualised Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of less than 1.2, and will have a BREEAM “Very Good” certification.
The nearby presence of the DE-CIX peering platform ensures customers will have direct access to the global IP backbone.
The three partners recently worked together on opening a new $280m data centre in Singapore.