Netherlands-based data centre provider, NorthC Group, continues its European expansion by adding a new data centre in Winterthur, Switzerland. With this latest addition, NorthC now operates four data centres in Switzerland, following the acquisition of three data centres from Netrics in April 2022, according to the official release.
NorthC's European Expansion Continues
NorthC says this expansion represents a crucial step in NorthC Group's growth strategy for the Benelux and DACH regions, building upon its earlier acquisition of two data centres in Germany in September 2021.
However, according to NorthC's LinkedIn update, the company said it has acquired data centre facilities in Winterthur, currently owned by Kyndryl Switzerland, an IT infrastructure services provider and part of the Kyndryl Group.
Kyndryl Switzerland as First Customer
Kyndryl Switzerland has already signed a Managed Service Agreement to avail colocation services at the Winterthur data centre, becoming NorthC's first customer at this location. NorthC said it will also make the data centre facilities in Winterthur available to other organizations in the region.
Winterthur Data Centre's Crucial Role
The NorthC Group has announced that this will be the 17th NorthC data centre and is an important move towards growth in the area. Similar to their other data centres in the Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland, NorthC plans to create a network of regional IT partners in the Zurich area to support local businesses in their digital transformation.
The company's key values, including a focus on sustainability and prioritizing strong and personalized customer relationships, will also be brought to the new data centre.
According to NorthC, the Winterthur data centre is a crucial communications hub for the region, hosting several telecom carriers. It currently has an IT capacity of 1.8 MW and offers ample opportunities for expansion to meet future growth demands.
As part of its expansion strategy, NorthC will not only operate the Winterthur data centre but also establish seamless connectivity with its three other data centres in Switzerland, situated in Munchenstein (near Basel) and Biel (Bern area).
NorthC's Entry into Switzerland
NorthC's entry into the Swiss market began in April 2022 with the acquisition of the data centres and connectivity services of Netrics, a move which further solidified NorthC's position as the largest regional data centre provider in the Netherlands.
The transaction included three data centres in Munchenstein and Biel, offering a total floor space of approximately 13,000 square meters and a power capacity of over 7.5 MW, with the potential for future expansions. These data centres are interconnected via a high-speed backbone fibre-optic network, significantly enhancing their prominence in the Basel and Biel-Bern regions.