DataVita Plans to Expand Fortis Data Center in Scotland

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DataVita plans to expand the Fortis data center located on the outskirts of Glasgow, Scotland.

Earlier this week, DataVita said that it is going to invest $9.3m for the expansion of the data center facility by adding 400 racks and 5380 sq ft of housing space. The first phase of the data center building was completed in 2017 and now they are planning for the second phase of expansion of the Fortis data center.

Managing Director of Data Vita, Danny Quinn said, “The expansion of Fortis is part of our long-term plan for the facility and underlines our commitment to providing the best and most energy-efficient data services to private, public, and third sector organizations across Scotland.”

DataVita’s Fortis data center is a Tier-3 certified data center that consists of four 10,700 sq ft of data halls spread over two connected buildings once the construction is accomplished. The company says that the expansion will add 32300 sq ft of space.

Fortis facility has a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.18. In 2021, DataVita signed Climate Neutral Data Centre Pact and became the first Scottish IT company to sign it. The company plans to generate electricity from wind and battery-powered backup systems.

In 2022, DataVita opened a data center at 177 Bothwell Street sizing 313,000 sq ft or 29,000 sqm property billed as ‘Glasgow’s largest single office building.’

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