NTT Data strengthens presence in EMEA with Berlin data centre expansion 

NTT Data strengthens presence in EMEA with Berlin data centre expansion 

NTT DATA, a leading global IT infrastructure and services company, has announced its Global Data Centers division will develop and operate its third data centre campus in Berlin, a key Tier 2 data centre market in Europe.

This addition is part of NTT DATA’s global expansion efforts to meet a growing demand for data usage and computation, with over US$10 billion in data centre growth projected for fiscal years 2023-27 across key markets around the globe. 

This new campus is comprised of 10.8 hectares (approx. 26.6 acres) and will support a planned capacity of 96MW of critical IT load across two data centres. The site is located 30km west of Berlin, in the municipality of Brieselang.

Construction is expected to start in 2025.  

The development expands NTT DATA’s market presence in Berlin, complementing its existing Berlin 1 and Berlin 2 campuses. Berlin continues to gain importance due to its geographical location, increasing density of infrastructure, diversification and depth of client demand and its proximity to the federal government.

NTT DATA currently operates 48 data centres in seven countries in EMEA, with more than 429MW of critical IT load and 212MW of planned expansion. 

“Berlin is an important market in our growing portfolio and expansion plans,” said Doug Adams, Chief Executive Officer and President of NTT Global Data Centers. “This new development strengthens our presence and paves the way for further entry into Tier 2 markets, facilitating our sustained growth and leadership in the data centre industry as we continue to meet our clients’ needs.” 

Florian Winkler, Chief Executive Officer EMEA and Global Chief Operating Officer, NTT Global Data Centers, said: “Our focus remains on providing additional capacity by expanding our footprint in both Tier 1 and Tier 2 markets in Europe. The expansion in Berlin leverages our previous successes in developing and operating data centres across continental Europe and the UK, and we look forward to building this new site in partnership with local authorities and stakeholders.”  

In February 2024, the company announced the development of a new data centre campus outside of Paris, comprised of 14.4 hectares (approx. 35.5 acres) and supporting a planned capacity of 84MW of critical IT load across three data centres. NTT DATA continues to rapidly expand to meet increasing demand, with new data centre campuses in Virginia, US, and in Noida and Chennai in India. In the process, the company continues to drive towards achieving NTT DATA’s net zero emissions target for its own operations including sourcing 100% renewable energy by 2030. 

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