Turkcell Launches Turkey’s 1st Solar-Powered Data Center in Ankara

Commenting on the data center launch, Turkcell, CEO, Murat Erkan said “our investments in Turkey’s data centers that comply with international standards constantly expands as a part of our wider vision of ‘Turkey’s data should be hosted in Turkey.”

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Turkcell, one of the leading mobile phone operators in Turkey, has launched solar powered data center in Ankara, capital of Turkey.

With this launch, the mobile phone operator has reached the largest area under data centers in the country with a total area of 33,500 square meters whitespace.

The company said that it will further strengthen it’s leadership position in data center and cloud services.

Moreover, the latest facility has 12,000 square meters whitespace, which will play a key role in digital transformation in the country.

Commenting on the data center launch, Turkcell, CEO, Murat Erkan said “our investments in Turkey’s data centers that comply with international standards constantly expands as a part of our wider vision of ‘Turkey’s data should be hosted in Turkey.”

Erkan further said that “with our next data center launch in Corlu scheduled for completion in 2020, Turkcell’s investments will exceed 2 billion TL and further strengthen our leadership position in the market. Our centers will catalyze the continued growth of Turkey’s digital economy with our proven reliability in providing data center and cloud services.”

While emphasizing on the company’s push to drive more sustainable and carbon-neutral business practices, Erkan added that, “at Turkcell, we integrated sustainable solutions into our core business.”

“We added another first to our track record with our solar panel systems installed at the parking lot of our new data center,” Erkan said.

On recycling, he explained that, “Turkey’s only data center that utilizes electricity produced with solar panels also recycles rainwater to drive less water consumption in the building and in irrigation of green-field.”

Meanwhile, this new center will offer cloud services to public institutions and organisations via the company’s subsidiary, Turkcell Digital Business Solutions.

Also, the said facility’s data center and cloud services are also expected to help international firms in storing data in Turkey.

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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