Thursday, October 19, 2017

Pulsant answers Brexit critics with £20m London data centre investment

Company is the latest to invest in the British capital in another proof that Brexit means business as usual for the data centre.

Pulsant has invested £20m in a new data centre hall in the south of the British capital as the industry marches on and refuses to succumb to Brexit critics.

The hybrid cloud services provider’s newest hall – Hall 7 – has increased capacity at the company’s Tier 3, 301,390 sqf data centre by 4,305 sqf.

The added space at the SL data centre has a rack capacity of 200 and has been opened earlier this week.

Matt Lovell, CTO, Pulsant, said: “The construction of Hall 7 is just the latest step in our plan to expand the capacity and services delivered from out South London datacentre site to include eight purpose-built data halls, bringing the total area to 3,300 m2.

“As it stands, the new hall expands our capabilities in this attractive location just outside the City and has met our customers’ demand for more space in a highly secure, connected and resilient facility.”

The South London data centre is one of Pulsant’s 14 owned facilities.

Pulsant’s investment in its UK portfolio is just the most recent example of how the data centre industry is blooming in the Brexit age.

Other operators to have recently conducted expansions and bulked up services include Wales-based Next Generation Data, London-based Virtus Data Centres and a $2bn acquisition of an Infinity data centre by Zenium Data Centers.

In a recent interview with Data Economy, techUK’s associate director Emma Fryer and head of cloud, data, analytics and AI Sue Daley said the UK’s technology sector and especially the data centre space has much to look forward to as the country negotiates its exit with the EU expected to happen in 2019 or 2020.