111128 Global Switch Announces Expansion in Paris Campus

Global Switch Announces Expansion in Paris Campus

Release date: 28.11.2011

Global Switch, the leading carrier-neutral multi-tenanted wholesale data centre provider, has officially launched a major extension to its Paris data centre campus. The project has been delivered on budget and ahead of programme.

The new 17,200 sq m building (to be called Paris West) is adjacent to the existing Paris East building creating the city's largest data centre campus of around 52,000 sq m. With 48 MW of diverse power from two separate incoming supplies, the campus has one of the highest power densities in France offering between 800 watts per sq m and 2,400 watts per sq m, whilst remaining close to the centre of Paris. 

The Tier 3+ world class Paris West has one of the largest technical floor plates in France and incorporates some of the latest environmental design features (including reconfigurable power and cooling distribution, variable speed motors and fresh air cooling systems). The data centre has been designed with a PUE of under 1.4. Space has already been handed over to customers.

Other notable design features include an ability to ensure concurrent maintainability on major plant whilst ensuring a maximum level of fault tolerance, and the implementation of leading edge resilient industrial scale control systems throughout allowing for full monitoring, reporting and real-time system interrogation. Paris West also incorporates leading edge state of the art redundant power management systems.

The construction of the Paris West received a Bouygues Ecosite standard based around criteria including environmental risk, waste and noise management, water and air quality, biodiversity aspects and energy savings. The building will also be targeting other accreditations.

Yves Tavernier, Global Switch's Managing Director, Paris said "our investment of around €200 million in the West Building as well as mechanical and electrical upgrades to our Paris campus was a direct response to the needs of our existing customers and to demand from leading French companies within the financial services, digital media, and IT service provider sectors.  Our expansion of the space and power in our Paris data centre campus will ensure that we are able to support our customers' future growth plans."

"At Global Switch we are committed to reducing the impact of our data centres on the environment and Paris is no exception.  In addition to the Ecosite standard awarded by Bouygues, waste heat energy output from the data centre will be used within the local community."

Global Switch is a Reuben Brothers company.

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