NTT launches the first Spanish data center in Madrid

NTT launched its first data center in Spain, opening a new facility outside Madrid, in the municipality of Las Rozas.

The facility, located on NTT’s 12,516 m² (134,720 sq ft) lot in the Európolis Business and Technology Park, offers 3,600 m² (38,750 sq ft) of IT space and up to 6, 3 MW when fully built.

Work on the Madrid plant in Spain began in November 2020; it was originally scheduled to go live in the third quarter of 2021. NTT said the entire data center cooling concept was tailored to the hot climate in central Spain: air-cooled chillers and water temperatures Higher cooling temperatures reduce energy consumption and ensure efficient plant operation. .

“Spain has become a communications hub in southern Europe in recent years, partly thanks to new submarine cables,” added Araceli Pedraza, Country General Manager at NTT Ltd. in Spain. “With our new data center in Madrid, we are actively shaping the region’s digital future. Here, companies will find a reliable, secure and durable shelter for IT infrastructures. At the same time, full connectivity guarantees maximum flexibility.

NTT now operates 19 data centers across the European region with over 160,000 m² (1.72 million sq ft) of floor space, but is expanding. By summer 2023, the company aims to increase its available IT load in EMEA by more than 40%, opening 13 new data center buildings in six countries and adding 115 MW.

Earlier this year, NTT entered into a partnership with Macquarie Asset Management which will see the investment firm invest real estate capital to support the data center company’s expansion in Europe and North America.

In addition to the newly launched Madrid facility, the company is to launch a new campus in Johannesburg, South Africa, and add additional buildings in Vienna, Austria, and throughout Germany. 2022 has already seen the company launch its seventh data center in London, UK.

In Asia, the company opened data centers in India and Indonesia, and announced plans for a facility in Vietnam.

Melvin B. Baillie