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Atos Unveils New Data Centre With Yvelines Departmental Council In France

over 5 years ago by Lucy Cinder

Atos Unveils New Data Centre With Yvelines Departmental Council In France

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The new data centre is set to house the most recent servers and technologies to guarantee Atos’ clients – who wish to locate their data and applications on French territory and in compliance with European regulations – optimal performance, storage capacity, security, scalability and cost-efficiency.

This new data centre is milestone in Atos’ strategy to develop the historical site of Clayes-sous-Bois and the Yvelines region as a strong centre of technical expertise globally.

This initiative follows on from the recent announcement of Atos’ new R&D Lab, which is currently being built at Clayes-sous-Bois and due to open in 2020.

“Yvelines departmental Council’s mobilisation and support in the development of Atos’ future global innovation hub in Clayes-sous-Bois is proof of our determination to place Research & Development and digital technology at the heart of new regional challenges,” said Pierre Bédier, President of the Yvelines departmental council.

“This unique joint initiative with Atos and EPFIF reflects the department’s ambition to develop a new approach to support companies in the Yvelines region, to assist them in their research projects and with their issues relating to land and property.

“Having our BullSequana supercomputer and the latest-generation Data Center in our region, show how effective this co-investment is.”

The new data centre is energy-efficient with a PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) of 1.2, the new building’s infrastructure uses only 20% of the energy which is used by the servers.

This is partly due to its hyper-efficient cooling system, which minimizes water and power consumption, and it is certified in accordance with the recognized ISO 14001 standard, which requires companies to implement comprehensive energy management systems to continually improve the eco-balance.

“In partnership with the Yvelines departmental council, I am delighted to open our new data centre on our historic site of Clayes-sous-Bois, where the Group has been present for more than 50 years and today employs almost 1,000 people,” said Jean-Marie Simon, General Manager of Atos in France.

“It underlines our commitment to continue to invest and develop our site and the region as a strong technical hub worldwide, and we’re proud that our new next-generation data centre here at Clayes-sous-Bois will support our clients worldwide, with the latest servers and technologies, for increased capacity, resilience and security, so that they are able to effectively deal with the challenges of today and tomorrow.”

This joint initiative came into fruition from the sale of part of the land on the Atos site at Les Clayes-sous-Bois to the Yvelines departmental Council through the Établissement Public Foncier d’Île-de-France (EPFIF).

The new 1,300 m2 data centre, which started construction in 2017, is situated on Atos’ existing R&D site and is the first two in the series of eight modules planned to be built from 2017-2020.

Atos has 93 Data Centres worldwide, 15 of which are in France.

source dataeconomy

Industry: Data Centre News

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