Vantage Data Centers, a leading global provider of hyperscale data centre campuses, has announced it has reached a major milestone with the completion of a concrete shell and is on schedule to deliver its first greenfield European hyperscale data centre in 2021. Located in Winterthur, Switzerland, just 25 km northeast of Zurich, this 40MW development is part of the company’s US$2 billion European expansion and will provide customers with large-scale, sustainable data centre facilities built for the unique needs of hyperscalers, cloud providers and large enterprises.
The seven-acre (three-hectare) campus will be home to four multi-story, state-of-the-art data centres totalling more than 400,000 sqft (37,000 m²) once fully developed. Vantage is constructing the shell of the initial facility with 8MW of capacity as part of its standard design practice. This allows for rapid time to market to meet customer demands.
“Vantage recently achieved two major milestones in our fast-track European expansion, including the completion of our first greenfield data centre shell near Zurich along with the grand opening of our flagship Frankfurt campus,” said Wolfgang Zepf, Vantage’s Managing Director of Switzerland. “We look forward to welcoming customers to this highly secure and connectivity-rich facility in the third quarter of next year.”
Like all of Vantage’s data centres, the campus will prioritise reliability along with sustainability and environmental responsibility. The campus will employ hyper-efficient cooling with outside air economisation using minimal water. This approach, along with other design features, enables Vantage to achieve industry-leading power usage effectiveness (PUE) and water usage effectiveness (WUE). Additional green characteristics of the campus will include a solar facade, electric vehicle charging stations, drought-resistant landscaping, a green roof and motion-sensor LED lighting.Click below to share this article