More data centers planned | eKathimerini.com

Three other multinationals are in talks with relevant state authorities to develop data centers in Greece, as the country emerges as a protagonist in international digital data routes, attracting an ecosystem of IT companies.

These three companies have business plans, the total budget of which exceeds 1.5 billion euros, according to Secretary General for International Economic Relations and President of Enterprise Greece Giannis Smyrlis, who spoke with Kathimerini.

Discussions have passed the initial stage and the submission of applications for inclusion of business plans in the strategic investment regime is expected in the near future. Although the Enterprise Greece boss says he is under an obligation not to reveal the identities of the companies in question, market sources believe they could be groups such as Equinix, CyrusOne, Expedient or Iron Mountain.

These investments, once finalized and underway, will complement data centers developed by Microsoft, Google and Amazon Web Services, and new infrastructure launched by Digital Realty in Greece through the acquisition of Lamda Hellix two years ago. .

Ramon J. Espinoza