Etix Everywhere, a global data center developer and operator announced its plans to open a new data center in Lille, France. The new data center is called Etix Lille #1, and the company says it will meet industry standards, due to its Tier 3-plus architecture.
The company announced that it will continue expanding its network of local data centers through a partnership with Eura DC, a joint-venture between ATE and ARD-COM, two IT companies based in the north of France.
Etix Everywhere says that the data center will be fully functional by September 2017. The initial work of the facility was started in early January and the building construction will be completed by the end of May 2017. The first phase of the project will host 100 racks and in the long-term, and will provide 200 sq.mt. office space.
At a crossroad between Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, London and Paris, the company says that Lille is a strategic location for its co-location network. The data center will benefit from the presence of national and international telecom operators that will ensure excellent connectivity and low latency to their end customers.
Louis Blanchot, Sales Manager, Etix Everywhere, France said:
This data center is a new example of our regional expansion strategy.
The project is co-financed by Etix Everywhere and Eura DC. Once the data center is up and running, each partner is in charge of commercialising the infrastructure and developing their own colocation offers, as well as assisting local companies in their digital transformation.