Portugal Telecom inaugurated a next generation data center in Covilhã, Portugal, designed to serve as a global hosting center for IT and cloud computing infrastructure.
The Tier III data center is divided into 4 main sections plus one support section, for a total area of 75,500 m². There are 24 infrastructure halls offering occupying 12,000m² of open equipment space.
The data center boasts 100% renewable energy sources. There is an on-site photovoltaic power station that should supply 30 percent of the anticipated load.. A Free Air Cooling system will be used. Advanced control and monitoring systems will deliver a PUE of 1.25.
- Portugal Telecom operates a total of 7 data centers located in Lisbon, Porto, Azores, Madeira and Covilhã. together, these facilities cover 17,000 m2 of equipment space.