Data centre growth in Poland and Croatia

Data centre growth in Poland and Croatia

The data centre market continues to be a busy place – as indicated by recent news from both Poland and Croatia.

A1 Croatia, a subsidiary of A1 Telekom Austria, is reported to be building a $13 million data centre in Zagreb. The announcement also notes that the new centre is being built to withstand earthquakes. Construction work on the facility began in September and it should be finished by Q3 2021.

This news comes in the same year that a 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Croatian capital. The earthquake, in March, caused around $6.03 billion worth of damage.

A1 believes the data centre should be able to deal with earthquakes up to a magnitude of 9 on the Richter scale. A1 hopes to gain official Tier III certification when the new data centre is built.

The data centre will be the second Tier III centre in Croatia. A Tier III data centre is owned and operated by Croatian Web Hosting.

Not far away, data centre giant Equinix plans to expand its WA1 data centre in Warsaw, the capital of Poland. The company will add space for 150 new racks at the data centre, bringing the total white space at the facility to 1,440 square metres.

WA1 currently has around 927 square metres of colocation space. It is built in a 42-storey Marriot skyscraper. Another Equinix centre – WA3 – opened in March. 


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