Vantage builds second Swiss data center for 370 million francs

Glattfelden ZH/Luxembourg/Denver – Denver-based Vantage Data Centers is investing more than 370 million Swiss francs in its second Swiss hyperscale data center. The first, Zurich 1, is located in Winterthur, the second, Zurich 2, is due to start operations in Glattfelden in the summer.

Vantage Data Centers builds its 33rd campus worldwide in Glattfelden. According to a press release, the Zurich 2 data center is due to open this summer. It is located around 20 kilometers from the Zurich 1 data center in Winterthur, which will go into operation in December 2021. The global company, which is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and has offices for the EMEA region in Luxembourg and London, announced the construction of three data centers with a total of 40 megawatts of IT capacity on its 3.7-hectare flagship campus there.

The "highly secure and carrier-neutral" Zurich 2 campus will provide 24 megawatts of IT capacity on 21,000 square meters. Vantage's customers include hyperscalers, cloud providers and large companies.

According to the information provided, Zurich 2 will have "industry-leading key figures" for the efficiency of electricity and water consumption. The waste heat is to be used by means of heat pumps to air-condition the offices and reduce external energy consumption. It also supplies a nearby hotel and seminar center.

Rainwater infiltration and a green roof are also planned. The wooden façade should blend harmoniously into the appearance of the community. According to Vantage, it will employ around 400 people during the main construction period and create around 25 permanent jobs for the operation of the data center. ce/mm

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