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NTT has unveiled its first data centre in Spain, located in NTT’s Európolis Business and Technology Park site 20km northwest of Madrid.

The Tier III-compliant colocation data centre provides 3,600 m2 of space and up to a total of 6.3 MW of capacity once fully operational.

According to NTT, the cooling concept of the site was developed to accommodate the warm climate of central Spain. Air-cooled chillers and higher cooling water temperatures are used in order to reduce power consumption and ensure efficient operation of the facility.

The facility will provide access to NTT’s proprietary Global Data Center Interconnect (GDCI) network structure, enabling private connections to internet nodes such as ESpanix, NetIX and DE-CIX, as well as cloud providers such as AWS, Google, Microsoft and others. Through Lyntia’s fiber network, connections are possible to 2,694 cities in Spain, interconnects in France and Portugal, and to major submarine cables.

“The demand for data centre capacity in Spain has grown strongly in recent years. Madrid is the largest data centre hub in Spain and a European gateway to the world, and our investment in the region is another milestone on our global roadmap as we continue to expand our presence across the continent to meet the coverage, capacity and connectivity needs of our clients,” said Florian Winkler, Chief Executive Officer of NTT Ltd.’s Global Data Centres division in EMEA.

“Spain has become a hub for communications in southern Europe in recent years, in part due to new submarine cables,” added Araceli Pedraza, Country Managing Director at NTT Ltd. in Spain.

“With our new data centre in Madrid, we are actively shaping the digital future of the region. Here, companies will find a reliable, secure and sustainable home for IT infrastructures. At the same time, comprehensive connectivity ensures maximum flexibility.”

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