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Telehouse Paris data centre to strengthen European network connectivity

Global colocation provider , Telehouse International Corporation of Europe , has announced the start of construction work for a second data centre at its TH3 Paris Magny campus in France .

The construction of the new data centre is in line with Telehouse ’ s strategic plan to support European and national digital sovereignty by expanding its hosting and connectivity capabilities at its existing European sites , thereby helping to attract global Internet traffic to European soil .
This new data centre will provide 12,000m 2 of IT floor space and 18 megawatts of electrical power . It will benefit from the highest levels of security and resilience and guaranteed uptime of 99.999 %.
The data centre is scheduled to open its doors in October 2023 and follows a number of Telehouse data centre expansion projects including the TH2 Paris connectivity hub – one of the most connected data centres in France , the opening of Telehouse South , the fifth data centre at the Telehouse London Docklands campus , a new data centre
facility in Frankfurt and the opening of the first data centre in Marseilles – the strategic entry point for submarine cables to Europe .
“ This is a crucial step in our ongoing European growth strategy and adds value to our customers colocating in the UK and around the world ,” said Takayo Takamuro , Deputy Managing Director at Telehouse . “ The expansion in Paris is an important piece in the global connectivity puzzle , enhancing the services we offer from our other locations and providing long-term benefits , including low latency global connections , greater bandwidth and less jitter .”
This is an ambitious investment plan of € 1 billion over five years , of which € 50 million has been allocated to the opening of the new data centre at the TH3 Paris Magny campus .
Located just 30 minutes from the centre of Paris on a former EADS military site , the TH3 campus data centres will provide customers with a strategic location that can support their business growth . The new site will be located some distance away from the heavily concentrated data
centre zone in the North-East of Paris , offering a well-positioned redundant geographic location , guaranteeing continuity of service for companies .
The new data centre will benefit from a direct connection to TH2 Paris Voltaire thanks to Telehouse Metro Connect ’ s private and secure fibre optic links of up to 400Gps . Customers hosted at the TH3 Magny campus can therefore directly access the largest cloud and telecom ecosystem in France , ranked fourth worldwide .
In order to contribute to a more sustainable future , Telehouse is committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2026 and is already powering all its data centres with 100 % renewable energy .
To reduce its carbon footprint , Telehouse is opting for an eco-responsible construction by favouring some of the best cooling techniques available , such as free chilling integrated with air-cooled chillers , to minimise water consumption and reduce electricity consumption . As a result , the WUE ( Water Usage Effectiveness ) of the new data centre will be close to zero . �
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