e-shelter secures second data center campus in Berlin with 60,000 sqm and 90 MVA of data center capacity
Digitization and cloud drive data center expansion in Germany’s capital
Berlin, April 16th, 2019: e-shelter, a leading data center provider in Europe and a member of the NTT Group, acquired a development site from BMDF Gewerbepark Berlin-Mariendorf GmbH & Co. KG which enables e-shelter to develop a data center campus of 60,000 sqm and 90 MVA of data center capacity with the first phase scheduled to be ready in Q4 2020.
‘Marienpark Berlin’ is located just south of the city center and is 14 km from the existing e-shelter Berlin 1 data center which provides 13 MW of capacity. Customers at the Marienpark data center campus will have access to e-shelter’s e-connect platform featuring multiple carrier and cloud providers. The close linear distance of the sites within the Berlin city region means customers will have the option to operate infrastructure in both, Berlin 1 and the new campus in an ‘active-active-configuration’.
“Demand in the Berlin market has been sustainably growing over the past years. We see digitization as one of the key drivers and experience strong demand from several industries including hyperscalers, public sector and media”, comments Volker Ludwig, Senior Vice President Sales of e-shelter.
The new data center campus will also be home to another e-shelter innovation lab: Customers, partners, and the world’s most advanced cloud technology providers form a vibrant community to validate innovations faster and at lower cost in a test environment hosted in Europe’s largest data center network.
“e-shelter establishing one of Germany’s largest data center campuses at Marienpark will be helping us to become one of Berlin’s key locations for digitization. Data centers are an important enabler in the digital space and we are proud to become home of Berlin’s largest data center campus”, says Lars Neubauer, director of BMDF Gewerbepark Berlin-Mariendorf GmbH & Co. KG.
"Startups, the digital economy and the digitization of traditional Berlin companies make Berlin an innovation location in Germany. Our outstanding science and research landscape continues to attract new settlements to the city. With the new data center, which will be built in the ‘Marienpark Berlin‘, a hub for cloud computing and digitization will be built in the south of Tempelhof. This strengthens the Berlin business location", comments Michael Mueller, Governing Mayor of Berlin.
Besides the planned development in Berlin, e-shelter’s current key expansion projects include Amsterdam 1, Frankfurt 4 and London 1.