LCL invests € 1.9 million in new data center in Diegem

The new data center, LCL Diegem 4, has been equipped with the latest technology to guarantee the dependability and security of the servers and data. Given this, the lion's share of the investment, € 1.3 million, has been in the data center's technological infrastructure. The technology installed in the new data center includes a state-of-the-art fire extinguishing system that uses NOVEC 1230, the safest extinguishing agent on the market in terms of human safety and the environment. As a result, Diegem 4, the third building at LCL's Diegem site, is the site's most sophisticated building.

LCL has data centers in Diegem, Antwerp and Aalst. The new data center in Diegem forms part of LCL's ongoing growth. It represents a significant expansion, and follows the extension of the data center in Aalst in 2014, which increased the data center's area by 300 m².

The latest expansion also includes a second 'meet-me-room' in Diegem to connect customers and telecom carriers to one another. “Our data center in Diegem is one of the most important interchange centers for data traffic in Belgium”, explained Laurens van Reijen, CEO. “Our customers are able to connect directly to the backbone of the internet, and different national and international carriers are also connected to each other. There are so many carriers connected to one another in Diegem that we had no choice but to create a second meet-me-room.”