Equinix has opened a new data center in Munich city of Germany.
The Internation Business Exchange (IBX) facility named MU4 has been opened at Dywidagstrasse 10 in Aschheim, a small town, and municipality in the district of Munich.
Equinix says that the first phase of the MU4 facility offers over 24,200 sq ft of colocation space and can house more than 825 cabinets.
At present, the data center operator has two facilities in Munich city namely MU1 and MU3.
Eugene Bergen Henegouwen, president, EMEA, Equinix stated that Munich city is a digital hub of the tech and automotive industry and houses some of the globe’s most ingenious businesses.
Mr. Eugene further says that the company is proud to begin this year with the continued extension in Germany and looks forward to helping businesses in Munich to transform with Equinix’s powerful and sustainable digital infrastructure.
Mainova will be offering 100 percent renewable energy to Equinix’s data center in Munich. For those who don’t know, Mainova is one of the biggest renewable energy suppliers in Germany.
Jens-Peter Feidner, the managing director at Equinix, Germany said that being the first in the data center industry to commit to reaching climate-neutral by 2030 backed by science-based target and sustainability innovation.
The data center operator said the second phase of the data center construction to see the installation of an Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) system that allows thermal energy to be stored and recovered.
Meanwhile, Equinix also says that it is planning to offer waste heat from the MU4 facility to external customers in the future.
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