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Maincubes plans largest data centre yet for hyperscale needs by 2027
Fri, 26th Jan 2024

maincubes, a leading European data centre owner and operator, has announced the development of its largest data centre to date, FRA04. The new facility, located in the Rhine-Main Metropolitan Area, south of Frankfurt in Dietzenbach, will provide approximately 134,548 square feet (12,500 square meters) of whitespace and a massive 40MW of IT capacity. The company has acquired the site with a committed power of 60MW.

The data centre, expected to be operational by 2027, is set to meet the escalating infrastructure demands of hyperscale, high-performance computing (HPC), and artificial intelligence (AI) environments. This development marks a significant step forward in maincubes' expansion, with the new centre intended to cater to the burgeoning needs of hyperscalers.

Oliver Menzel, CEO of maincubes, underscored the unique merits of the company, stating, "maincubes stands out from other providers for several reasons. First, as a European company, we are independent and capable of offering the best solutions for data protection and data sovereignty...Second, we understand that efficiency and sustainability are crucial factors for organisations in the hyperscaler and artificial intelligence sectors when selecting a data centre."

With its Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) registration and implementation of the ESG framework according to GRESB, Menzel assured that maincubes is not only on track to meet current customer requirements, but also prepared to navigate upcoming EU regulatory requirements for data centre operators.

Patrick Schtz, CRO of maincubes, further outlined the demand for data centres within the global economy. He said, "AI and the advancing digitisation in the global economy demand significant data centre capacities within a short period." Schtz highlighted Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main region as particularly desirable locations due to their central location in Europe, robust infrastructure, existing internet exchange points, and considerations of data protection.

With limited available capacities in the data centre market, Schtz suggested that the region proves highly attractive to hyperscalers and AI companies. The FRA04 development is the first of several hyperscale developments on maincubes' growth trajectory, solidifying the company's commitment to meet these escalating demands.

maincubes FRA04 is offering pre-leasing options in anticipation of the centre's completion in 2027.