Telecoms firm Vodafone has launched a new data center on the Spanish island of Majorca.

The company this week announced the launch of a 140 sqm (1,500 sq ft) facility in Marratxí, in the Raiguer region of the Balearic Island.

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Juniper Travel Technology, which provides technology for the likes of travel agents and tour operators, is the main tenant of the facility after the company needed more capacity than the telco was providing from data centers in San Severo (Madrid) and Palma de Mallorca.

Juan Mateos, general manager of Juniper, said: “It is pleasing to see the commitment that Vodafone acquires with Juniper in terms of quality and service certificates, which is in line with the values ​​that Juniper incorporates into its products and services.”

The eight racks that Juniper has in the Palma data center will be moved to the new site in Marratxí, within a new room with capacity for 30 racks. Vodafone said it aims to host more than 500 Juniper servers across its facilities.

“Vodafone has been present in Juniper's growth and international expansion for more than 15 years, being its cloud and IP-VPN provider, so having the opportunity to continue at its side is a challenge and at the same time a source of pride for us,” said Laura Galián, director of Vodafone in the Balearic Islands, Comunitat Valenciana and Murcia.

As well as the data centers in San Severo and Palma, Vodafone Spain operates a small facility in Murcia with capacity for 12 racks.

Jaume Llompart, mayor of Marratxí, added: “Without a doubt, for Marratxí, and especially for our industrial estate, it is excellent news that Vodafone has chosen this enclave for its new data center, a cutting-edge facility that reflects the quality of the service that this company offers to its clients.”

Vodafone recently announced a deal with UK telecom investment firm Zegona to sell its Spanish business.