Switch SUPERNAP italia: SUPERNAP launches in Italy

Dec 16, 2016 | Posted by Bob Tester

MILANO, Italy, Dec. 16, 2016­ /PRNewswire/ -- SUPERNAP International today announced the opening of the largest, most advanced data center in Southern Europe.

With 500 cabinets and more than 3.3 megawatts of power already sold, SUPERNAP International is delivering on the promise of bringing state-of-the-art multi-tenant/colocation data centers to Europe from the United States.
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SUPERNAP International data centers are designed and built to the specifications of the industry-renowned, Tier IV Gold-rated Switch LAS VEGAS multi-tenant/colocation data centers. These facilities are based on more than 260 patent and patent-pending claims developed by Switch Founder and CEO Rob Roy that revolutionized the data center industry.  

The SUPERNAP ITALIA data center in Milano will include:

  • 42,000 square meters of data center space with four data halls
  • 40 mega volt amps of power distributed through two 132 kilovolt transmission paths
  • Proprietary tri-redundant UPS power system
  • Up to 40 kilowatts of power per cabinet
  • 200 multi-carrier fiber couples with separate paths
  • Patented Switch SHIELD: dual independent roof decks rated to withstand 322 kph winds 
  • 24/7 on-site network operations center (NOC), fire, safety and security
  • On-site, on-net member resources including conference spaces
"The lightning fast growth of the data that is running our planet has driven the demand from our clients who are global, industry-leading companies to be operating inside the most advanced, innovative and sustainable data center environment," according to SUPERNAP ITALIA Managing Director Luca Beltramino, a data center industry veteran who recently joined to lead the Italian operation. "They want their worldwide technology operations in the SUPERNAP International data centers."
Telia Carrier, the operator of one of the world's largest fiber-optic networks chose SUPERNAP ITALIA's data center in Milano as a key location for its expansion in Southern Europe. "Telia Carrier is expanding into the SUPERNAP ITALIA data center for many reasons, including its high standards of data center security, availability and scalability, in addition to its carrier-neutrality and key geographical position," said Davide Binaghi, managing director of Telia Carrier Italy.

SUPERNAP ITALIA is also a founding member of the Open Hub Med Project, which was developed to create a neutral, free zone for the internet and data exchange among Mediterranean Basin countries. Through this critical partnership, SUPERNAP ITALIA will play a key role in accelerating opportunities for companies in expanding their information technology footprint throughout EMEA.

About Switch
Founded in 2000, this global technology solutions company, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States is built on the intelligent and sustainable growth of the internet. Switch Founder and CEO Rob Roy has developed more than 260 patent and patent-pending claims covering data center designs that have manifested into their world-renowned data centers and their technology solution ecosystems. Visit switch.com for more information.

About SUPERNAP International
SUPERNAP International is a partnership between Switch in the United States and the ACDC Fund, a fund whose two limited partners are Orascom TMT Investments and Accelero Capital. SUPERNAP International is the exclusive licensee of Switch's patented designs and operational protocols outside the United States and is the developer of SUPERNAP ITALIA and SUPERNAP THAILAND data centers based on the renowned Tier IV Gold-rated Switch LAS VEGAS multi-tenant/colocation data centers in Nevada, United States. Visit supernap.com for more information.

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