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NTT Com extends EU coverage with new data centre in Germany

11 Sep 2017

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) has announced the launch of a new data centre in Bonn, Germany.

The ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group asserts the decision was made to invest in the new facility through its subsidiary e-shelter, a NTT Com company and data centre operator and service provider in Europe.

Deemed Rhein-Ruhr 1, the facility has two floors with more than 2,700 square metres of server space that is equivalent to 1,100 racks as to demand.

The Rhein-Ruhr 1 delivers data-center services based on more than 300 globally unified standards that NTT Com’s Nexcenter facilities have implemented for equipment and operations.

The company asserts the facility is operating with the industry’s top standards to take advantage of high availability and energy savings. The total receiving power is seven megawatts with the emergency power supply being backed up by two separate systems.

NTT Com currently delivers data centre services across Europe in Austria, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, with its total server space for the continent exceeding 82,000 square metres.

NTT Com has a particular focus in Germany with one data centre in Berlin, one in Hamburg, two in Munich, three in Frankfurt and now the additional facility in Rhein-Ruhr – with all these facilities accounting for almost 59,000 square metres of its total coverage across Europe.

According to the company, it has expanded its data centre business to the Rhein-Ruhr region largely because it is expected to be one of the fastest growing data centre markets in Germany, mainly serving the customers from the public sector.

“We provide the infrastructure that Germany needs for the future”, says Rupprecht Rittweger, e-shelter CEO and founder.

“At first sight, you may perceive just a building fulfilling its purpose as a data centre. But the conceptual design of our data centres goes much further. Data centres will be even more important in the future, they are a foundation for digital sovereignty in our country.”

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