Etix DataCenter and Equinix sign a commercial joint venture

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Carinae Group has signed a commercial joint venture agreement with Equinix for its Pantin Etix DataCentre project. This agreement concerns the commercialisation of hosting space in the Pantin building, which becomes PA4, as part of the project that was launched, developed and driven by Carinae Group.  

In a move to sustain the group's independent growth in today's gloomy economic climate, Carinae Group has decided to respond favorably to discussions kicked off by Equinix in November 2010. As its role in this new partnership, Carinae Group will provide guidance to ensure that the PA4 project is successfully completed by the first half of 2012.

Located on the outskirts of Paris-France, the building has been designed by Carinae Group to offer a vast array of hosting services spread over 11,500m" of hosting space - with 18MW available for customers - divided into 16 private or sharable areas. Not only is this DataCentre designed to be eco-friendly, it also contains the very best IT hosting technology so that its PUE is less than 1.5, i.e. the best overall PUE on the market. Thanks to its ground-breaking design, it is paving the way for a new generation of DataCenters that combine the best guarantees in service continuity with the most advanced technologies in matters of density, energy efficiency and a low carbon footprint.

In addition to strictly complying with building-related and technical recommendations, Equinix aims to continue the discussions started by Carinae Group with the Pantin and Bobigny Town Halls to use the building's surplus energy by channeling residual server heat into the heating system of their eco-neighborhoods. As well as providing less costly home heating, this eco-responsible initiative will "depollute" 70% of the CO2 and radioactive waste produced in supplying the DataCentre's electricity.

"For several years our two companies have maintained healthy relations and employed similar strategies, and this new partnership was all the easier for that. It is also the opportunity for Carinae Group to create new synergies that will benefit our customers, helping them enter European, American and Asian markets", says Charles-Antoine Beyney, CEO of Carinae Group.


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