Italian telco Fastweb has opened a new data center in Rome.

The new facility is the Swisscom subsidiary’s second data center alongside its existing site in Milan.

The company says it plans to offer advanced ICT and cloud computing services to the enterprise and Public Administration (PA) market from the new data center.

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“Data centers... will play a key role in the adoption of advanced solutions by putting the PA in a position to provide innovative services to citizens,” said Augusto Di Genova, Fastweb Chief Enterprise Officer. “With the new technological environment in Rome, we are further strengthening our infrastructural equipment with the aim of offering our customers the latest generation digital services, accessible in a simple and secure way. A path also testified by our adhesion to the Gaia X project.”

Fastweb said the new facility, located at the Tecnopolo Tiburtino technology park, is 100 percent powered by renewable energy, is ANSI-TIA rated 4, and is interconnected to Fastweb's ultra-broadband network and the company’s Milan facility.

The company said it was adapting to market trends and will invest in ‘proximity’ Edge infrastructure and a ‘cloud-first perspective’ for customers.

Earlier this month Italian telco TIM announced a €350 million loan from the European Investment Bank to fund a data center upgrade and expansion program, while Microsoft has partnered with defense firm Leonardo to offer cloud services to the Italian public sector.