Global Technical Realty announces the launch of new underground data centre in Israel

Global Technical Realty (GTR) has announced the launch of a new 10.5MW data centre in Petah Tikva, Israel’s premier data centre hub. The location of the campus has a connectivity ecosystem currently made up of seven cloud service providers, the Israeli-Internet Exchange (IIX) and multiple carriers. In addition, it has been developed into a base for many high-tech multinationals and communications companies.

The data centre will be a secure underground site, built to suit hyperscale specifications, comprising 4,800 square metres across two floors, with each floor offering 8MW and 2.5MW of IT capacity respectively. GTR will be designing the leading-edge facility with existing construction partner, Mercury, directing and managing the build process. The project will be built to an N+1 Tier III Infrastructure rating, offering a high standard of power usage effectiveness (PUE) with under 1.17 PUE at full load. The facility will be delivered in two phases and is expected to be fully operational by Q2 2023.

“The dynamic, rapidly evolving data centre sector is experiencing an unprecedented level of global investment activity.” Franek Sodzawiczny, Founder and CEO at GTR, said. “As a well-capitalised agile platform with a clear strategy and experienced team, we are able to move quickly when we identify opportunities in our priority markets.”

The project marks the company’s second investment in EMEA and first investment in Israel. The company’s focus is on designing, building and operating bespoke data centres across the EMEA region for large technology clients, meeting the growing demand for third-party data centre provision amid ever-increasing growth in data usage and cloud services adoption.

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