As the new data center is being built in Riga, Latvia, DEAC is searching for enterprises interested in large scalable data center capacities with the potential to become the facility’s co-owner/long-term partner. Riga is a renowned data center location due to R&D, shared service and operation centers, back office and IT functions’ consolidation hub, and home to highly skilled experienced IT professionals.
The first phase was cabling power supply of 4MW (megawatts), and preparing to set up 400 racks at the new facility. These expect to serve customers with availability at a minimum of 99.98%. Total investments in new data center are planned to exceed 10m EUR. This is the third DEAC facility, which previously developed 2MW datacenters now utilized by Baltics, EU and CIS customers.
The new data center’s resources expect to be used exclusively by key enterprise customers or potentially as a multi-tenant data center for intermediary parties. “Creating data centers as a joint project is becoming a trend. This is a great opportunity to be one of the first, but also to act as co-owner of the new facility and influence developments,” said DEAC CEO Andris Gailītis.
Fast growing international companies planning to extend business will require closer located IT infrastructure to accelerate content and data delivery to end-users. They can benefit from Latvia’s internet infrastructure, one of the fastest in the world. “Increasing data volumes require IT infrastructure expansion, efficiency improvements with tailor-made IT solutions and balance between CAPEX and OPEX. Currently, we have seen higher interest from the UK due to Brexit. They are willing to diversify risks as part of their plan “B” and cover their European operations with services of backup data center,” adds A.Gailītis.
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