Thursday, October 19, 2017

What Brexit? Colt latest to give UK vote of confidence with aggressive data centre expansion

Company opens and announces more expansion at one of its flagship buildings in the British capital.

Colt Data Centre Services has expanded its data centre fleet in London due to high demand for colocation and cloud services that has not slowed down with Brexit and the UK-EU negotiations for the country to leave the EU.

In total, Colt Data Centre Services has added 2,000 sqm of new capacity in London by building four data halls.

The new colocation space adds an extra 6.4 MW of IT capacity to the existing 12 MW currently  available at the London 3 facility. The facility has now a total power provision of 18.4 MW.

The design methodology uses a distributed cooling system which has enabled the facility to achieve a PUE of 1.15.

Other design efficiencies include a method of hot aisle containment which allows for higher power densities of 8kW delivered to each customer rack.

The London 3 data centre has now seventeen data halls, with an additional two halls already under construction to further expand its capacity this year to 11,000 sqm. Construction works are expected to be finished by June 2017.

Detlef Spang, EVP Data Centre Services at Colt, said: “The expansion of our London 3 data centre facility is testament to the exploding demand for flexible data centre space from the capital, a flourishing global technology hub.

“Customers are seeking reliable, cost-effective and scalable data centre solutions which complement their hybrid IT strategies.

“Colt Data Centre Services is focused on being the most trusted and customer-centric data centre provider – we are committed to investing and expanding to meet our customers’ growing requirements.”