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KBC opens new data centers in Hungary

KBC Banking & Insurance, a Belgian financial group with operations in retail and private banking, insurance, providing services for both SMEs and major companies, has just opened two new data centers in Hungary, built in partnership with data center supplier Minkels and system integrator Simac, according to a press release.

The data centers have floor areas of 2,000 sqm per building, with the option of expansion to 3,000 sqm each, and a planned Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.3.They are located in two separate sites in the Budapest region.

KBC has a total of 23 existing data centers housed in 18 separate office buildings throughout Central Europe. KBC’s objective in building the two new data centers in Hungary is the energy-efficient consolidation of its Central European ICT infrastructure at a single location, including a fallback facility for redundancy purposes.

Out of eight European firms, data center supplier Minkels was chosen to supply the 460 data center racks and 20 energy efficient Minkels Cold Corridors. System integrator Simac was appointed for project management and the concept plus realisation of structured data cabling.