Four-month modular build for €10m facility in Geleen, The Netherlands

Netherlands-based IT group Cegeka has opened a data center in the Dutch city of Geleen, built within four months by modular specialist ICTroom.

The €10m Tier III data center has a predicted power usage effectiveness (PUE) of  1,14, with a cold aisle temperature of 25°C. There are four physically separated dark fiber connections to the site which has two power feeds, with a 2(N+1) redundant UPS setup  (N+1 per feed). There are 120 racks, each one 50U high, in a 320 sq m computer room. 

Trusted cloud

Cegeka has become a Microsoft cloud services partner, and the new facility will offer this and other trusted cloud services from January, with ICTroom continuing to provide management services on a usage basis. “We strongly believe in a trusted cloud which combines the benefits of private cloud with those of public cloud. The market is more ready for this than about two years ago, so there are some very interesting possibilities for our customers,” said Christoph Neut, CCO of Cegeka.

“Customers are increasingly outsourcing their IT infrastructure management,” said André Knaepen, CEO of Cegeka. ”We’ll provide services throughout Europe from here.”

Cegeka plans to expand in German-speaking Europe, following its takeover of Brain Force, an IT firm with three locations in Germany. ICTroom has built around 250 data centres in Europe, and has other partnerships including one with French services company Atos.