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Thursday, June 13 2019 - 01:01
Colt Data Centre Services Announces Its Expansion in Frankfurt
LONDON, June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

First phase of delivery expected to complete in Q4 2020

Colt Data Centre Services [] (DCS) today 
announced the expansion of its presence in Germany with its new Frankfurt West 
data centre. The strategic decision to expand comes alongside demand in the 
region from cloud service providers, but also complements the company's 
investment drive into new and existing markets, which recently included Tokyo 
and Mumbai.

Frankfurt is one of Europe's premier connectivity centres, second only to 
London as the continent's most important data hub. With many global carriers 
terminating in Germany's financial capital, Frankfurt boasts Europe's largest 
single data cluster – bigger even than Inner London.

Colt DCS' West Frankfurt data centre will boast 16 data halls over 8,000sqm, 
each capable of delivering up to 1.75MW IT power. The new facility will provide 
a significant power capacity of 25 MW, with the first phase of delivery 
expected Q4 2020. This capacity will enable Colt DCS to offer its customers 
access to the largest international carriers and to carriers the huge volumes 
of data traffic that pass through Frankfurt – one of Europe's "Big Four" 
interconnection hubs alongside London, Amsterdam and Paris.

Germany is experiencing strong and continued demand for new data centre 
capacity from cloud service providers that require large contiguous space. Colt 
DCS' expansion means the company will be able to accommodate both large 
enterprises and major cloud providers with increased capacity and connectivity 

Detlef Spang, CEO at Colt DCS, said, "Frankfurt's reputation as one of the 
continent's most important data hubs continues to grow. It's a very attractive 
landscape for data centres: market demand is very high and land purchase is 
rarely a problem.

"One difficulty with Frankfurt is that it can be challenging to procure land 
with a good power supply. The good news is that Colt DCS' new West Frankfurt 
facility has a power substation right next door and several other suppliers in 
close proximity, ensuring that we have access to reliable and redundant power 

"We're committed to providing our customers with carrier-neutral connectivity 
services on demand when and where they need them, allowing scalability in the 
locations they require. This expansion allows just this, as well as Colt DCS 
the opportunity to grow alongside them." 

About Colt Data Centre Services

Colt Data Centre Services is a leading carrier neutral data centre operator. We 
are trusted by our globally recognised customers to provide unparalleled 
service and security. Our operational excellence is verified by achieving one 
of the highest possible scores in the Uptime Institute's Management and 
Operations award. Colt Data Centre Services has been designing, building and 
operating large scale data centres and providing data centre colocation 
services for more than 20 years at our 24 carrier-neutral data centres across 
Europe and Asia.

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Media contacts:
Colt Data Centre Services
Adeela Mahmood
Head of PR & Communications

Source: Colt Data Centre Services (DCS)