French multinational telecommunications corporation, Orange S.A has opened two data centers in France.
Earlier this month, Orange announced the opening of two data centers in Amilly in the Centre-Val de Loire region and in Val-de-Reuil in Normandy in France.
The total space of both facilities is about 16,000 sqm or 172,200 sq ft and has computer rooms of 5000 sqm or 53,800 sq ft.
Additionally, Orange stated that the two new facilities in France will be utilizing an outside-air free-cooling system for 10 months in the year while operating with a PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) of about 1.3.
Orange has signed PPAs (Power Purchase Agreements) with Boralex, Engie, and TotalEnergies for powering its three data centers through renewable energy sources. The trio will be offering a total of 170MW of wind and solar energy.
Meanwhile, Orange France’s CEO Fabienne Dulac stated that the new data centers in the French region will suffice the growing needs of its clients while minimizing the energy and environmental footprint.
Furthermore, the company aims to consolidate 17 data centers into three by 2030.
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