Datacenter One (DC1), the German colocation company acquired by AtlasEdge last year, has opened a new facility in Hamburg.

The company this week announced the opening of a new data center, HAM1. Located in Ahrensburg, northeast of Hamburg, phase one spans 3,500 sqm (37,675 sq ft).

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DC1/AtlasEdge's new Hamburg – Datacenter One

At full build out HAM1 will offer 20MW across 10,000 sqm (107,640 sq ft). The first customers have already moved into the new site.

"We are witnessing incredible demand in northern Germany for highly available, certified, and future-proof data center space," said Wolfgang Kaufmann, CEO, Datacenter One. "This new facility not only enables us to expand our offering for our customers in northern Germany by including dual-site products, but also takes our total number of sites in the country to seven. With AtlasEdge’s support, we expect to grow this presence further, and we have other new sites currently under development, with the next one to be built in Stuttgart.”

The facility is the first opened by DC1 since becoming part of the AtlasEdge group in 2022. AtlasEdge operates one existing facility in Hamburg; located at Obenhauptstraße 1C next to Hamburg airport, HAM001 offers 8MW across 2,600 sqm (27,985 sq ft) of technical space.

“This is a best-in-class facility which meets rising demand for ready-to-sell capacity in and around Hamburg,” added Giuliano Di Vitantonio, CEO, AtlasEdge. “Its exceptional design and strong sustainability credentials, alongside its highly strategic location, draws on the combined expertise of both the Datacenter One and wider AtlasEdge teams. We have long identified Germany as a market characterized by exceptionally strong customer demand across multiple metros, and this new site consolidates our presence in Europe’s largest digital economy.”

DC1 was formed in 2016 after private equity firm Star Capital acquired IT services firm Globalways and spun out the colo firm as the new parent company. At the time of its acquisition by AtlasEdge, Stuttgart-based DC1 offered colocation services out of four facilities in Germany. The company offers two facilities in Stuttgart; the 1,600 square meter (17,200 sq ft) NB10 and 300 sqm (3,200 sq ft) NB8. In West Germany, its LEV1 facility in Leverkusen opened in 2017 and offers 3,000 sqm (32,300 sq ft) with room to expand to 6,000 sqm (64,400 sq ft) and 12MW of capacity. The company opened DUS1 in Dusseldorf in January 2020; the facility offers ​​7,400 sqm (79,650 sq ft) - expandable to 10,000 sqm (107,600 sq ft).

Formed as a joint venture between telecoms company Liberty Global and digital infrastructure fund DigitalBridge in 2021, the company plans to operate 100 Edge data centers across Europe. Digital Realty has also invested in the company.

The deal brought together DigitalBridge’s Edge assets and Liberty Global's real estate portfolio, with several Liberty Global operating companies acting as anchor tenants; Virgin Media in the UK, Sunrise-UPC in Switzerland, and UPC in Poland. Digital Realty has also invested in the company.

In November 2021, Atlas acquired twelve data centers across Europe from Colt Data Centre Services (DCS). 2022 also saw AtlasEdge acquire a data center in Leeds, UK; the company is also building two data centers in Manchester.