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DEAC ramps up Baltics’ data centre monopoly

Investment comes amid growing colocation service demand from local enterprises as well as a need to reduce carbon emissions from facilities across Europe.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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February 02, 2021 | 11:54 AM GMT

Northern Europe carrier-neutral data centre operator DEAC has expanded its partners’ data centres’ network with a location in Vilnius, Lithuania, and has also announced an investment in its Riga, Latvia.

In addition to the new location, DEAC, part of Quaero Capital, has two owned 2.3MW and 0.4MW data centres in Riga and a third one with 4MW and additional 400 racks under construction.

The company has also over the years developed partnerships with locations in Moscow, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Kiev and Amsterdam. 

Meanwhile, DEAC has also begun its expansion plan for its Riga data centre including the improvement of energy efficiency at the facility. The planned investment for 2021 is of €1 million.

In January, DEAC added two Kohler-SDMO generators and expanded its cooling equipment with Vertiv Liebert HPC Chiller and CRAH equipment to improve PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) performance and prepare the data centre for Europe’s “climate-neutral” requirements which are due by 2030.

As a part of the renovation and becoming more environmentally friendly, DEAC also replaced 235 fluorescent light sources and 24 area luminaires with LED luminaires. 

Andris Gailitis, DEAC’s CEO, said: “With direct and fast multi x10Gbit/s connections, it is possible to offer versatile IT solutions and reliable cloud or colocation infrastructure for backup and risk diversification in Europe and in Russia.” 

Beyond the investment in the Riga data centre, several services upgrades are planned with self-service platforms for virtualisation automation and standard dedicated servers’ configurations for small business customers and partners’ convenience.

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