Turkcell has opened a new data centre in Turkey. The new data centre is located in the Kapaklı district of Tekirdağ, to the west of Istanbul on the northern coast of the Sea of Marmara.
The company reportedly spent $295 million on the project, known as the European Data centre. The 400,000 square foot facility has 78,000 square feet of white space to offer services such as colocation and disaster recovery.
The Uptime Tier III-certified facility is built to withstand magnitude 9 earthquakes. The campus includes solar panels to help power the data centre and 6,000 sensors for monitoring the building and equipment.
“Turkey has become a gateway for Internet traffic, it has a key importance in the transportation and storage of data,” Bülent Aksu, chairman of the board at Turkcell, said. “At Turkcell, our aim is to make our country the world’s leading data and cloud technologies base by using the advanced and innovative technology of our company with this geographical superiority.”