Simplex opens Simplex LCA1, Cyprus’ largest data centre

With the opening of its new Simplex LCA1 facility, Simplex now operates the largest data centre in Cyprus, and expands its growing Cyprus site portfolio

Simplex has announced the opening of its new Simplex LCA1 data centre campus. 

The site has become the largest data centre in Cyprus, and represents one of the most advanced facilities in the region. 

The launch of the new Simplex LCA1 data centre

Simplex opened its new data centre in a ceremony in Cyprus, in the presence of Kyriakos Kokkinos, Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, and 100 distinguished guests. Those in attendance included government officials, businessmen, IT managers and other industry professionals. 

The new site marks a major milestone for Cyprus’ digital economy, representing a key step in its digital transition and economic diversification.

The company chose to situate its latest site in the business community of Larnaca. This gives the site an opportune location in relation to Limassol (Cyprus’ business and financial centre) and Nicosia (the capital).  

Simplex was established in 2007, at which time it operated the first carrier neutral data centre in the country (LIM1 in Limassol). As a result, the company has firmly established itself as a leader in the Cyprus data centre industry. 

Now, Simplex is the only neutral operator with two privately owned data centres, at diverse locations.

“I am really proud and excited to be standing in front of such a mass gathering that inevitably demonstrates the importance of data centres in general and LCA1 in particular. Neutral, multi-tenant data centres like LCA1 consist of important, critical infrastructure for any country that among others create a huge economic potential,” commented Michael Omerou, Managing Director of Simplex.  

“Strategically located, literally at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, LCA1 is a truly enterprise, world-class data centre, that will serve not only domestic clients, but also, regional and even international ones.  Jointly with other technology companies of the island and of course, the government, we aim to establish an ecosystem that will attract international technology giants including content providers, international ISPs, cloud providers and other hyperscalers that through Cyprus will be able to serve neighbouring countries which suffer from political and financial fragility and despite their big population/market size, do not offer reliable telecoms and electricity infrastructure. LCA1 will evolve as an investment magnet and a multiplier of economic growth for Cyprus’ economy.”

“I truly believe that Cyprus can be a prime location for data centres so it gives me great pleasure to be here today for the official inauguration of this ground-breaking facility, that significantly enriches Cyprus’ digital infrastructure portfolio and further advances the country’s international competitiveness and posture as a regional tech and telecommunications hub,” added Kyriakos Kokkinos, Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy. 

“The continued expansion of Simplex is vital to realising our country’s growth potential and magnifying the impact of digital innovation across industry, the economy and society. The LCA1 in Larnaca features state-of-the-art infrastructure with remarkable reliability, security and flexibility and it is no wonder it has received so many international honours, making our country proud.”

“Backed by robust partners, like Simplex and capitalising on our geostrategic location I am confident we can achieve our goals, bringing about lasting change and enabling better living for all our citizens. We all just need to work together, aim higher, and dare to outthink.”

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