Turkcell Opens Its New Data Center in Turkey
Tech services company Turkcell unveiled Friday its data center in Gebze, near Istanbul, Turkey.
With its new building, Turkcell aims to turn Istanbul into a regional hub of data, and serve global internet companies as well as Turkish public and private sectors.
Turkcell’s new data center is spread over a total area of 33,000 sq. m. The active area – known as the “white space” – consists of 20 rooms of 500 sq. m. each. The building has 33 thousand meters of fiber connections.
The infrastructure is supported by a 30-megawatt energy capacity and 25 generators of 2500 KVA each. Security is maintained with retina-scanning technology, 146 cameras and 6400 control sensors.
Designed as a data center from the onset, Turkcell’s building in Gebze has a Tier III design certificate as well as a Leed Gold certificate – a mark of sustainability and energy efficiency.
With 312 earthquake isolation units, the datacenter can withstand earthquakes of magnitudes of up to 9.0 on the Richter scale. The walls and doors of the building are fire-resistant.
As a leading provider of fiber services in Turkey, Turkcell works with international partners like Deutche Telekom, Telecom Italia, Telekom Austria Group, KPN and Tata Communications.
Turkcell network supports more than 2 Tbps bandwidth in its international connections. In addition to the data traffic of Turkey, 50% of the data traffic to Georgia, Iraq and Iran goes through the Turkcell network, says the company.
In addition to serving its local customers, Turkcell now aims to expand its international collaborations into providing cloud services for global content companies and act as a node for international data traffic.
“As the global landscape of industrial production shifts to an ICT-focused mode with Industry 4.0, storing data safely and securely, and attaining the ability to analyze it become essential.” said Kaan Terzioglu, CEO of Turkcell.
With the new data center in Gebze, Turkcell triples its total data center space, reaching 52,000 sq. m. The company also announced plans to open two new data centers in Ankara and Izmir, the second and the third largest cities of Turkey, in the coming 18 months.
Upon completion of these two data centers, Turkcell will have 107,000 sq. m. of data center area.
Turkcell is a converged telecommunication and technology services provider, founded and headquartered in Turkey.
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