Ilad-owned Free has expanded one of its data centers in Lyon, France.

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– Free Pro

“Last week we inaugurated the extension of our Rockefeller data center in Lyon,” said the company. “The goal: to welcome more and more customers and maintain the level of robustness expected for a premium data center.”

The company said the expansion added 900 sqm (9,690 sq ft) of hosting space and 460 racks, doubling the hosting area.

Located at 60i Av. Rockefeller, Jaguar Network and DCforData launched the 4MW data center in 2019. Plans for the facility were first announced in 2016. Plans for the expansion were announced by the telco in April 2023.

DCforData was acquired by MSP Jaguar Network in December 2018; at the time DCforData also operated a second Lyon facility in Limonest. Iliad then acquired a 75 percent stake in Jaguar in 2019 for around €100 million ($110m). The company was put under the Free Pro brand in late 2022.

Jaguar also owns a data center in Marseille but offers services at facilities in Bordeaux and Paris.

Founded in 1990, Iliad owns a number of telecoms & fiber firms including Free, Iliad Italia, Play, UPC, as well as Jaguar.

It also owns French cloud firm Scaleway and Opcore, which owns data centers across France and offers cloud services from facilities in Warsaw and Amsterdam.