Summary: We caught up with maincubes management in the wake of the recent launch of its second
data centre. The 4.7MW AMS01 data centre in Amsterdam adds to the 6MW FRA01 facility in
Frankfurt which opened last year.

Details: maincubes is a joint venture between Art-Invest Real Estate, a subsidiary of Germany’s
Zech Group (75%), and management (25%) that was set up in 2012. Zech is a conglomerate with
significant activity in real estate development and construction, giving maincubes access to data
centre funding, planning and building capabilities so it doesn’t need to rely on external suppliers and
can keep its team lean and efficient.

Background: The intention behind maincubes was to establish a German owned and operated
colocation business to meet perceived demand for a new independent provider able to satisfy data
privacy requirements. It was always the plan to expand beyond Germany into the wider EU market.
After developing its own data centre design, the company took two years to plan and build its
Frankfurt data centre. In the interim, it purchased a data centre in Amsterdam from Interoute and
invested €14m on a complete refurb, which was completed earlier this year.

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