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Colt DCS begins construction on third Frankfurt hyperscale data centre

Written by Tue 21 Nov 2023

CGI of Colt DCS’ third hyperscale data centre in Frankfurt, Germany

Colt Data Centre Services (Colt DCS) has begun construction on its third data centre in Frankfurt, Germany.

Colt DCS said Germany’s position as a digital business hub, alongside the need to meet growing demands for its users, were reasons for the new data centre.

The new facility will provide 32.4MW of capacity and is situated near Colt DCS’ existing Frankfurt data centres. The area provides connectivity to the Rhine-Main region and access to Frankfurt’s major financial district.

“Germany’s robust digital infrastructure, supported by a dependable power grid and sophisticated telecommunications network, reinforces our commitment to delivering unparalleled services in the market,” said Richard Wellbrock, Vice President of Real Estate at Colt DCS.

The new Frankfurt data centre will have access to DE-CIX, one of the world’s largest Internet exchange points. 

The new facility will also be connected to multiple providers of dark fibre. Dark fibre refers to unused optical fibres that can be used to transmit data. Having multiple providers of dark fibre enhances redundancy and connectivity options.

The new data centre will also be cloud, carrier, and IX neutral with multiple points of entry and alternative carrier routing to ensure zero service disruptions.

“We understand the imperative to provide digital businesses in Germany with the data storage and scalability they need to serve their customers optimally,” said Wellbrock.

Earlier this year, Colt DCS announced it had broken ground on two hyperscale data centre buildings in London. The London 4 Data Centre will be located in Hayes, West London.

The two data centre buildings will provide 57MW of capacity to support large enterprises and cloud service providers. A third data centre building could be developed, providing an additional 30MW. The project is currently still in the first phase of development.

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Written by Tue 21 Nov 2023

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