Orange Polska (Orange Poland), a Polish telecommunications provider, has launched a new data centre, the Warsaw Data Hub.
The European telco’s new Warsaw Data Hub facility contains four 400 sq m (4,305 sq ft) data halls that will host both the telco’s network infrastructure as well as hosting services for customers.
“For years, we have been consistently investing significant amounts in the development of our network and services in order to meet the growing needs of our clients,” said Julien Ducarroz, president of Orange Polska. “Polish companies are increasingly willing to digitize, more and more often they choose cloud solutions. Warsaw Data Hub will significantly increase our collocation potential, and we can also expand this facility if necessary.”
Construction on the new facility began last year with local firm Warbud as the general contractor. The facility uses a precision air-conditioning system in the N + 1 redundant system with independent chilled water lines, a gas extinguishing system, and early smoke detection systems for fuel tanks and power generators, as well as a semi-solid heavy foam installation. The site uses laser and biometric technologies for security.
“The Warsaw Data Hub for Orange Polska is one of the most innovative facilities of this type in Poland, both in terms of the technologies used, security standards, and pro-ecological solutions,” said Grzegorz Chudzik, member of the management board of Warbud SA. “Warbud designed and executed the facility in a flash of 14 months.”
The Warsaw Data Hub, which after the transfer of the most important Orange Polska systems will become one of the key nodes of the operator's network, will also allow Orange to offer business customers modern, safe and ecological facilities in the form of data center and collocation services according to their needs. In this context, the location of WDH near Warsaw is very important, because it is in the capital that the demand for this type of service is growing the fastest.
According to the PMR Report "Data center market in Poland 2020 - Market analysis and development forecasts for 2020-2025", the net space in data centers and commercial server rooms in Poland will grow by an average of 7.9% annually in the coming years, to the end of 2025 exceed 90000 m².