GTS Telecom, part of regional operator GTS Central Europe, has completed the first phase of its data center expansion project. Company officials did not disclose the investment. This first stage added about 150 sqm, corresponding to 70 stations.“The data center is the foundation of implementation of mission critical, e-commerce, content delivery applications for multinationals, an essential building block for driving business growth and cost reductions,” said CEO Dan Mihaescu. Started three months ago, the project is part of the multi-annual strategy for the enlargement of the hosting and collocation area. The extension plan was made with a modular development and execution in two phases. The entire extension area will reach a total of 216 sqm.
The data center is built on top of the GTS Telecom backbone in Bucharest with an 82.5 GB/second bandwidth, and interconnected throughout the national infrastructure and the GTS CE fiber optic network, directly to European interconnection points in Frankfurt and Vienna. The management of the hosted applications and equipment is done directly over the internet or from the console room. The firm’s local clients are mostly multinationals, corporations and companies with a national presence, typically from sectors such as telecom, banking, FMCG and pharma. GTS has not yet revealed its turnover for 2009. In 2008, it posted local revenues of EUR 19.07 million, a 18.2 percent increase on 2007. Its EBITDA was EUR 4.8 million.