Colt Extends Modular Footprint to Netherlands

Colt is expanding its Modular Data Centre footprint with a new deployment in the Netherlands. Colt will initially deploy 2,000 square meters (21,500 square feet) of data centre space at the  on a 39,000 square meter (419,000 square foot) site, before increasing its capacity to 20 halls over 10,000 square meters (107,000 square feet). With a significant anchor tenant already secured, Colt expects to commence operations in early 2013.

The site will further expand Colt’s modular data centre capabilities, adding to its existing London and Paris sites and is strategically located between the major cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp and Brussels, where it will act as a key hub for the delivery of Colt’s low latency services in the region.

“We are delighted to be expanding our footprint in Europe,” said Bernard Geoghegan, Executive Vice President at Colt Data Centre Services. “Given its strategic location between four of Europe’s major cities, the site offers an ideal location for our first modular data centre deployment in the Netherlands. We have already secured a major organisation as anchor tenant for the site and have seen substantial interest from other companies from across the Benelux region. The expansion capability of the site together with our unique modular approach means our customers will be able to scale and add additional capacity as demand requires.”

The entire Colt modular data centre, including all power and cooling elements, will be constructed and tested in the UK before being transported to the site (see video for details). Colt has secured a 32MVA power connection to ensure scalability of the energy supply as the data centre grows in size and requirements.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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