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Vantage Data Centers moves ahead with $2bn expansion

In addition to sites already under construction, company is now spreading its portfolio into new markets and bulking up on Europe’s major hosting stages.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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July 08, 2021 | 5:31 PM BST

Vantage Data Centers moves ahead with $2bn expansion

Artistic impression of the new 250,000 Berlin data centre campus located in Brandenburg Park. Source: Vantage

Hyperscale operator Vantage Data Centers has begun construction on two greenfield campuses in Germany and Poland as part of the company’s US$2 billion European expansion.

The business’ second German campus in Berlin and the first in Poland in Warsaw, are being built to address market demand in two sought-after EU regions.

The Berlin data centre campus, located in Brandenburg Park, is a 250,000 square foot (24,000 square meters) campus (BER1) and will be comprised of two 16MW data centres offering a combined 32MW of critical IT load powered by renewable sources once fully developed. The first phase, scheduled for completion in early 2022, will include 8MW of IT capacity.

Over in Warsaw, the 390,000 square foot (36,000 square meters) campus (WAW1) will also be comprised of two data centres.

The first facility will include 16MW of capacity and the second facility will include 32MW of renewable energy-powered capacity, offering a combined 48MW of critical IT load once fully developed. The first phase, scheduled for delivery in early 2022, will include 8MW of IT capacity.

Antoine Boniface, president of Europe at Vantage Data Centers, said: “The groundbreakings of Berlin and Warsaw are yet another testament to Vantage’s rapid global growth and industry-leading time-to-market strategy.

“In the past six months alone, Vantage’s significant progress of our greenfield developments in Berlin, Warsaw, Zurich and Frankfurt has proven that we are prepared to deploy premier hyperscale facilities at industry-leading speed in order to best serve the needs of our customers.”

Vantage Data Centers is today present across six markets in North America and six markets in Europe.

The company has made significant investments in Europe since it first entered the continent in February 2020, including the acquisitions of Etix Everywhere and Next Generation Data.

In addition to Berlin and Warsaw, Vantage now has operational campuses in Frankfurt and Cardiff and will open a campus later this year in Zurich, which is currently under development.

To support the company’s ongoing expansion and rapid growth, Vantage has also continued to strengthen its European leadership team with the additions of Nick Haslehurst, chief financial officer, Europe; Christophe Strauven, senior vice president, treasurer; Robert Mcghie, senior vice president, construction; and Szab Gall, vice president, associate general counsel.

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