EdgeConneX has broken ground on a new edge data center facility in the Sant Boi de Llobregat region of Spain, located just 15 km from Barcelona city center.
The 7,600 m2, 8 MW N+1, carrier-neutral data center facility will provide businesses in the region with essential, local, cloud and content access as well as highly secure server colocation in a carbon neutral facility employing renewable energy strategies.
The EdgeConneX Barcelona multi-tenant data center is expected to be ready for service in Q4 2021 with a global IT services provider and systems integrator as its first anchor tenant.
The facility will host essential customer applications as well as provide critical local, cloud and content access services, including hybrid and multi-cloud options.
“The Sant Boi region, Barcelona and all of Europe is in position to be the next great digital hub,” said Lluïsa Moret Sabidó, mayor of Sant Boi de Llobregat. “The EdgeConneX data center facility will not only provide necessary local access and connectivity to cloud and content providers for our growing business community but will provide new jobs and opportunities, continuing to lift our local and regional economy.”