Edgeconnex Barcelona: EdgeConneX enters the Spanish Market

Mar 31, 2021 | Posted by Bob Tester

EdgeConnex has announced its entry into the Spanish data center market with its new edge data center facility in the Sant Boi de Llobregat region of Spain. The new center is only 15 km from the Barcelona city center. The data center is a 7,600 square meter, 8 MW N+1 facility. This facility is expected to begin operations by the end of 2021.

Dick Theunissen, the Managing Director, commented that the Company continues to ensure that the Edge is closer to the people that need it the most. And that it is this customer-centric philosophy that takes the Company to places like Barcelona.

EdgeConneX Press Release on March 31 2021:
EdgeConneX Extends Global Footprint Into Spain With Planned Edge Data Center in Barcelona, Spain

Facility slated to go live at the end of 2021, will be anchored by a System Integrator customer and will support cloud, content and other service providers
Herndon, VA, – March 31, 2021 —  EdgeConneX®, the pioneer in Edge data center® development, announces that it has broken ground on a new edge data center facility in the Sant Boi de Llobregat region of Spain, located just 15 km from Barcelona city center. The 7,600 m2, 8 MW N+1, carrier-neutral data center facilityill provide businesses in the region with essential, local, cloud and content access as well as highly secure server colocation in a carbon neutral facility employing renewable energy strategies.

“We are continuing our push to bring the Edge closer to those that need it most, where they need it most. It’s a client centric philosophy that runs companywide and takes us to places like Barcelona where we, alongside our technology partners and community leaders, can have an immediate and positive impact on overall business opportunity and edge market growth,” states Dick Theunissen, Managing Director, EMEA, at EdgeConneX.
The EdgeConneX Barcelona multi-tenant data center is expected to be ready for service in Q4 2021 with a global IT services provider and systems integrator as its first anchor tenant.  The facility will host essential customer applications as well as provide critical local, cloud and content access services, including hybrid and multi-cloud options.

“The second largest city in Spain, Barcelona has become a digital hotspot for communications and technological innovation in Spain,” states Daniel Bizo, Sr. Research Analyst at 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence. “Recent investments in subsea cable projects and additional data center capacity have placed Barcelona, like Madrid, on a trajectory that, if sustained, will elevate the metro’s position from that of a local hub to one of much greater significance in the global network of digital infrastructure.”[1]

“The Sant Boi region, Barcelona and all of Europe is in position to be the next great digital hub,” comments Lluïsa Moret Sabidó, mayor of Sant Boi de Llobregat. “The EdgeConneX data center facility will not only provide necessary local access and connectivity to cloud and content providers for our growing business community but will provide new jobs and opportunities, continuing to lift our local and regional economy.”

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