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CyrusOne, a real estate investment trust (REIT) that is specialized in carrier-neutral data center properties, has just broken ground on the first phase of its newest data center facility in Frankfurt, Germany.

As part of a planned European expansion, this new facility will be CyrusOne’s third in the Sossenheim district of Frankfurt, where the company offers data center solutions to cloud providers in the region.

Upon completion, which is slated for Q2 2020, the site will consist of two adjoining four-story buildings that will deliver 22 MW of IT power to a technical space of 11,500 square meters. The
the company also promises an extremely low Power Usage Efficiency (PUE) through the implementation of indirect adiabatic air cooling in each data hall.

“Frankfurt is one of the fastest growing and most strategically important locations for CyrusOne due to its economic strength and proximity to one of the most important European financial centers,”
Tesh Durvasula, President Europe, CyrusOne.

This third facility is sited about 500 meters (1,640 feet) from CyrusOne’s two other facilities in the city. The company also announced that it will work closely with partners such as Mercury
and Klein Architekten to meet up with the rapid construction timeline.

“The demand we are seeing from US hyperscalers in Europe has been tremendous and we are seeing it accelerate considerably,”

“This development, alongside our other expansion efforts in Dublin, Amsterdam and London underscores our ambition to be the only hyperscale data center provider in Europe. I expect our European business will grow to become about 20 percent of CyrusOne’s total revenues in two years.”

CyrusOne had announced its Europe expansion plan late 2018. Hence, in addition to the third Frankfurt data center facility, the company is working on building two data centers in Middenmeer, Holland, on a 100-hectare land located in a business park, 40km north of central Amsterdam. The company is also looking to complete its London III facility by the end of 2019 as it announced last year.