Polish cloud and colocation specialist Beyond.pl has started building the country’s largest data center on the outskirts of Poznań.
According to local news agency Rpkom.pl, the facility dubbed Data Center 2 will cost more than $27 million and eventually offer 6,300 square meters (a bout 60,000 sq ft) of server space.
The construction work is expected to finish before the end of the year.
Bigger is better
Beyond.pl opened the first carrier-neutral data center in Poland in 2007. The company also runs the Information Technology Research Center, an initiative that aims to commercialize IT technology developed by local universities.
Its second data center in Poznań will offer enough space to host 1000 racks, with 14 MW of power supply. The facility was designed to meet Tier VI requirements, but the PUE expectations are set fairly high, at less than 1.5.
Data Center 2 will offer connectivity through several Tier 1 Internet providers including Level3 and Telia Sonera, as well as regional providers like ATM, Exatel, GTS Energis and Netia. It has already started accepting first customers, and Beyond.pl hopes to fill quarter of the facility by the time it goes online.
The company is considering further expansion, looking at potential sites in Warsaw and even as far as Iceland.