Orange Unveils Its New Generation Data Center in Val-de-Reuil, Normandy
PARIS -- October 10, 2013
In order to meet the growing demand for IT services, Orange has built a 16,000
m² data center in Val-de-Reuil, France, including 5,000 m² of computer room
space. Known as ‘Normandy’, it will be used to host data and services for
Orange business customers and the general public, to accelerate the
development of Orange’s cloud computing offers and to support the Group’s own
It completes the worldwide infrastructure for Orange data centers, which now
includes 16 sites in France and more than 50 around the world, representing an
investment of more than 100 million euros.
This new generation data center is an innovative, energy efficient, resilient
and highly-secure building that will help to meet the growing demand for
hosted data and accelerate the deployment of the cloud computing architectures
The region of Normandy was chosen to host the new data center because it
offers a number of advantages, including the ideal weather conditions forfree
cooling, a technology that helps to optimize energy consumption in data
centers. It uses cool ambient air to cool the computer equipment for 11 months
out of the year, thereby reducing the use of artificial air-conditioning for
more than 80% of the year.
This data center is the biggest in France to use free cooling. Orange believes
that the savings made at the Val-de-Reuil site equates to the annual domestic
electricity consumption of a town of about 30,000 people. The data center,
certified to the French High Environmental Quality (HQE®) Standard, is an
illustration of the efforts made by Orange to reduce its impact on the
environment as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility program.
The growth of data traffic on the networks and the development of cloud
computing over the coming years make this powerful data center a project with
a future for Orange and for its customers.
Have a tour of the data center in pictures. Photos and videos available in the
media library or from the press service.
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales
of 43.5 billion euros in 2012 and has 168,000 employees worldwide at 30 June
2013, including 103,000 employees in France. Present in 32 countries, the
Group has a total customer base of more than 231 million customers at 30 June
2013, including 174 million mobile customers and 15 million fixed broadband
customers worldwide. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and
telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange
Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol ORA) and on the New York
Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).
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