The new addition, Winterthur data centre, represents the next step in NorthC Group’s growth strategy for the Benelux and DACH regions, after the company started its international expansion with the acquisition of two data centres in Germany, in 2021.
Kyndryl Switzerland, a division of the Kyndryl Group, one of the world’s leading IT infrastructure services providers, has recently entered into a Managed Service Agreement for colocation services at the Winterthur data centre. Notably, Kyndryl is the first customer to join NorthC in utilising this data centre. Moreover, NorthC will extend the availability of the data centre facilities in Winterthur to other organisations in the region.
Alexandra Schless, CEO of NorthC Group: “With this new location we continue to expand our activities in the DACH region. This will be the 17th NorthC data centre, located in an important growth market, the Zurich region. We see the continuous need for digitisation within enterprises and public organisations, which drives the demand for data centre services. As in our other data centres in the Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland, we will build an ecosystem of regional IT partners in the Zurich area, in order to support local businesses with their digital transformation. Of course, we will also bring our key NorthC values to this data centre, such as our focus on sustainability and strong, personal customer relations.”
The Winterthur data centre is an important data communications nexus for the region, with a broad range of key telecoms carriers present within the facility. The data centre currently has an IT capacity of 1.8MW, with further expansion possibilities to support growth demands.
Frank Zachmann, Managing Director for the DACH region for NorthC Group: “Switzerland is an important growth market in the DACH region for NorthC and we are excited to expand our operations with a fourth data centre. This will allow us to provide regional data centre services to businesses in the Zurich area, the economic heart of Switzerland. With Kyndryl Switzerland GmbH as our first customer in the data centre in Winterthur, we look forward to swiftly growing our customer base there.”
NorthC will operate this data centre and connect this location to the three other NorthC data centres in Switzerland, located in Münchenstein (Basel area) and Biel (Bern area).