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VIRTUS announces new data centre campus in Berlin

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VIRTUS Data Centres has announced plans for its first data centre campus outside of the UK, to be located in the Marienpark development, Berlin.

VIRTUS has said it is partnering with Investa to develop the site, utilising Investa’s local knowledge to help accelerate VIRTUS’ expansion into the European market.

VIRTUS BERLIN1 will comprise four buildings designed to serve hyperscale, government and enterprise customers. As part of VIRTUS’ sustainability efforts, the site will also be connected to a waste heat distribution system provided by Marienpark.

The Marienpark development, which is a collaboration of Investa and GASAG, is an innovation hub designed to offer a platform to a broad community of emerging technologies.

According  to VIRTUS, its new campus will be embedded into a larger ecosystem, enabling the company to partner with the local network to develop novel ways to bring together the infrastructure and technical expertise needed to address computational challenges in modern artificial intelligence development with high performance computing.

VIRTUS BERLIN1 is scheduled to be operational in 2026.

“We’re excited to bring our expertise and experience to Berlin and to expand our offering to customers in continental Europe,” said Neil Cresswell, CEO of VIRTUS.

“We also believe that our partnership – leveraging the local knowledge of a highly experienced European data centre developer like Investa – coupled with the leading operational expertise of VIRTUS obtained over 10 years of operating hyperscale and mission critical data centres in London, will be key to our success in this and other EU markets. We look forward to working with Investa to deliver a scalable world-class data centre campus in Berlin in a safe and sustainable manner.”

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