Poland Data Center Planned For Beyond.pl

Polish cloud and colocation firm Beyond.pl announced in early February that it began construction on a Poland data center that will be the country's biggest facility once completed.

The facility, located just outside the city of Poznań, is the second Poland data center built by Beyond.pl and planned for completion at the end of 2015. Dubbed Data Center 2, the building is expected to cost more than $27 million and will provide nearly 60,000 square feet of available server space.

The Poland data center will provide capacity for 1,000 racks and supply 14 MW of power. The facility is being built to comply with Tier VI requirements with PUE expectations set at less than 1.5. Connectivity will be offered through multiple Tier 1 Internet providers, including Level3 and Telia Sonera and regional providers like ATM, GTS Energis, Exatel and Netia. Customers are already being accepted, and Beyond.pl expects to fill one-quarter of the facility by the time it is operational.

Beyond.pl's first carrier-neutral Poland data center was opened in 2007, and the company is now looking to expand even further. Potential sites have been examined in Warsaw and Iceland. Beyond.pl also runs the Information Technology Research Center, an initiative working toward the commercialization of IT technology developed by local universities.

The Poland data center market has been growing steadily in recent years, increasing 15 percent since 2012. Each year, between 43,000 and 75,000 square feet of new data center space is put to use in the country. Since 2009 the value of basic data center services has increased more than 200 percent.

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