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Safe Host launches hyperscale data centre in Switzerland

Co-location specialist Safe Host is inaugurating its third data centre in Switzerland, located in the canton of Vaud. The facility is being deployed in 2,000sqm/4MW phases up to a maximum critical load capacity of 40MW.  The first phase will be ready for customer occupancy during the summer of this year. The data centre will be connected both globally and nationally by all major telecom operators becoming the central hub of data hosting in Switzerland, it says. The Vaud facility brings the total number of Safe Host's Swiss data centre to three, the other two being Geneva and Avenches, near Bern.  The Geneva facility, launched in 2002, is currently running at 75% utilization with the Avenches facility, launched in 2016, rapidly filling, the company says.


"We are experiencing a tremendous growth in global data consumption and Safe Host is keen to establish Switzerland as one of the key global locations for companies to locate their IT systems," said Gérard Sikias, CEO of Safe Host. "By leveraging our 14 years of data centre experience, we are best placed to provision and operate this state-of-the-art data centre for our customers."

Safe Host's data centres are ISO 9001, ISO 27001 certified, fed from renewable power sources and conform to regulatory standards required by all major industry verticals, it claims.

The facility is purpose-built to address the growth in data storage and data processing. The project was executed in close cooperation with national and regional energy authorities to ensure that the site is in-line with helping Switzerland maintain its energy security goals set by the Federal Government, known as Vision 2050.