DENVER — Vantage Data Centers is on schedule to deliver its first greenfield European hyperscale data center in 2021. Located in Winterthur, Switzerland, just 25 kilometers northeast of Zurich, this 40-MW development is part of the company’s $2 billion European expansion and will provide customers with large-scale, sustainable data center facilities built for the unique needs of hyperscalers, cloud providers, and large enterprises.
The 7-acre campus will be home to four multistory data centers totaling more than 400,000 square feet once fully developed. Vantage is constructing the shell of the initial facility with 8 MW of capacity as part of its standard design practice. This allows for rapid time to market to meet customer demands.
“Vantage recently achieved two major milestones in our fast-track European expansion, including the completion of our first greenfield data center shell near Zurich along with the grand opening of our flagship Frankfurt campus,” said Wolfgang Zepf, Vantage’s managing director of Switzerland. “We look forward to welcoming customers to this highly secure and connectivity-rich facility in the third quarter of .”
Like all of Vantage’s data centers, the campus will prioritize reliability along with sustainability and environmental responsibility. The campus will employ hyper-efficient cooling with outside air economization using minimal water. Additional green features include a solar facade, electric vehicle charging stations, drought-resistant landscaping, a green roof, and motion-sensor LED lighting.
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