T-Systems announced in late January that it has commissioned Emerson Network Power to construct a new modular data center in Catalonia, Spain. The facility will be one of the largest of its kind for T-Systems and will allow the company to leverage the significant growth cloud services have been experiencing in Europe in recent months.
"The construction of this data center is the cornerstone of T-Systems' consolidation and transformation program, and allows us to provide cloud services across Europe," said Raúl Saura, head of dynamic platform services at T-Systems Iberia. "It was absolutely strategic to quickly and successfully deploy this data center to fulfill T-Systems' vision for the future."
The Spain data center was custom designed and built by Emerson and consists of 38 integrated modules, each with a capacity of 1.1 MW which can be increased to 5 MW in the future. The facility can hold 300 racks and has a Tier III certification. The complex recently received an award from Data Centre Market designating it as the most innovative project in Spain this year.
The modular facility also employed data center sustainability techniques, including a high efficiency design that allows the building to reduce its overall electricity usage by 30 percent. The 2N electrical topology of the building enables a PUE ratio of 1.3.
Because the facility was built with modular pods, the structure was completed in just nine months, as opposed to the normal 24 to 36 months.
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