Equinix has opened its data center in Aschheim near Munich, Germany. The development of MU4 aims to support the growing digital needs of local companies — particularly from the automotive, industrial, financial and healthcare sector.
The data center is expected to be powered by 100 percent renewable energy — purchased through a green power certificate from local supplier, Mainova.
The facility expands Equinix’s presence in the Munich area, where two data centers — MU1 and MU3 –are already in operation. In the fall of 2021, the company opened FR8 and FR9x—new colocation and hyperscale sites in Frankfurt.
“As one of Europe’s major automotive, manufacturing and tech hubs, Munich is home to some of the world’s most innovative businesses. This makes it a key strategic location for us to invest and grow in,” Eugene Bergen Henegouwen, President, EMEA, Equinix, said.
The first phase of MU4 provides 2,250+ square meters of colocation space and more than 825 cabinets of capacity.
To date, Equinix has invested $90 million in the new building and over $1.6 billion in Germany. The company operates 12 data centers in Munich, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Hamburg, as part of a global network of over 235 data centers in 65 markets.