By ET Bureau - May 07, 2021 3 Mins Read
SUPERNAP Italia (“SUPERNAP” or the “Company”) today announced plans to expand its Milan footprint with the acquisition of two new strategic land parcels in the Siziano area of Milan, located within the same industrial park as the Company’s existing 40 MW campus.
The two new land parcels combined represent 170,000 square meters (17 hectares/42 acres) and can support three data centers totaling 35 MW of incremental capacity. SUPERNAP’s expansion brings the Company’s total Milan capacity to 270,000 square meters and 75 MW.
The two new land parcels are development-ready, with capacity available as early as Q3-2022. With the new facilities, SUPERNAP will continue to provide its best-in-class colocation services to leading hyperscale and global enterprises to meet their digital infrastructure needs. A portion of the land, in convention with the Commune of Siziano, will be dedicated to public use and urbanization projects particularly valuable to the community.
“SUPERNAP’s growth strategy is driven by strong demand from new and existing customers. Our expansion in Milan is an example of our commitment to establishing strong footholds with room for growth and campus economics in our customers’ most important markets. We’re excited about our next phase of growth and our ability to deliver new capacity in an ever more sustainable manner,” explained Sherif Rizkalla, CEO of SUPERNAP Italia. “We’re also proud to continue our collaboration with the Commune of Siziano, which we recently kicked-off, by providing dedicated fiber connectivity and bandwidth to support its digital transformation, in addition to hosting its IT infrastructure.”
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SUPERNAP chose Siziano in 2015 for the development of its first Italian data center campus because of the area’s unique advantages, including easy access to major highways and railways, low seismic risk, and the ability to implement dedicated connectivity infrastructure and develop electrical substations.
Siziano is located near one of Terna’s (operator of the Italian high voltage transmission grid) major substations and just a few kilometers from the Milan Caldera campus, which is the headquarters of the Milan Internet Exchange (MIX) and other data centers, to which SUPERNAP is connected via more than 200 pairs of owned optical fibers on diversified paths.
“Having such an advanced technological reality in the province of Pavia makes us very proud,” said Vittorio Poma, President of the Province of Pavia. “SUPERNAP Italia is making great strides to bring the world’s most important companies right here in our own backyard. Their contribution to the Italian economy paves the way for a digital and connected future for the entire country. ”
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