TelecityGroup today announced plans to build approximately 4,000 square meters (43,000 square feet) of data centre capacity with 6 megawatts of customer power in Frankfurt, becoming the latest data center provider to announce an expansion in the European finance hub.
This will be the second expansion for TelecityGroup's Frankfurt facility in less than a year, as it added 1.5MW of power capacity last autumn. The company said it continues to see growing demand in Frankfurt, where Equinix also recently announced an expansionand Savvis has outlined plans for a new facility.
"Germany is a major Internet market, with extremely high broadband penetration and bandwidth usage," said Martin Essig, Managing Director TelecityGroup Germany. "The Internet has expanded into every facet of our business and personal lives – from hosting virtual meetings to watching a favourite TV show - and this increase in online services is driving demand for high-quality carrier neutral data centre capacity."
Headquartered in London, TelecityGroupoperates 23 network independent data centres across seven European countries, including Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Milan, Paris and Stockholm. Telecity Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: TCY).