NTT’s Global Data Centers division has begun building its first data center in Madrid. The new site, Madrid 1, will cover 3,600 sq m (39,000 sq ft) and be able to hold 6MW of capacity.
The data center is being constructed on NTT’s 12,500 sq m (134,500 sq ft) site at Európolis Business and Technology Park, in Las Rozas, Madrid. It is scheduled to go live in Q3 2021.
Florian Winkler, CEO of the Global Data Centers EMEA division of NTT, said: “Madrid is the largest data center hub in Spain and a European gateway to the world. Three new submarine cables connecting US, Latin America, and North Africa, make Spain a very important communications hub on the global connectivity landscape. Connectivity, paired with local and global demand from clients means Madrid is an important location for NTT to invest and launch a major interconnected data center in Madrid.”
Araceli Pedraza, Country Managing Director of NTT in Spain said: "This new data center represents a clear commitment to the Spanish market and will undoubtedly contribute to the positioning of Spain as a Digital Hub for Southern Europe."
The latest announcement follows the company’s global expansion in Asia and Europe. Back in September, NTT announced Mumbai 7, a 38MW facility with 375,000 sq ft (34,800 sq m) of colocation space. That same month, the company also said it would be building a data center in the UK.
Hemel 4 joins NTT's other project, London 1, in Dagenham, and its five completed data centers in Hemel Hempstead and Slough. Once fully built out, the facility will have 9,600 sq m (100,000 sq ft) of colocation space and support 24MW. The first phase is due to open in Q4 2021. NTT is investing a total of around $660m on these expansion projects in the UK market, giving it a London hub of data centers with a total capacity of 100MW.