2 JUNE, 2008: Telecity Group plc ('TelecityGroup' or the 'Group'), the leading pan-European operator of network independent data centres, announces that its new state of the art Powergate data centre in London has opened for business.
This new facility, the first to open in central London for several years, is at the forefront of data centre innovation. It will offer approximately 5,000 square metres and 10 megawatts (MW) of customer capacity. The new data centre has been designed to provide 4 kilowatts (kW) of customer power per rack as standard, more than twice the current industry average, with high powered zones offering up to 20 kW per rack. Energy-efficient design principles have been used throughout the building utilising technologies such as free air cooling and sophisticated ‘intelligent’ climate control systems to reduce energy waste. In addition, multiple connectivity options available on site are enhanced by the presence of the London Internet Exchange, LINX, which will offer customers a high level of national and international peering and connectivity to the internet.
Adriaan Oosthoek, Managing Director, TelecityGroup UK and Ireland says: “Our new Powergate data centre offers a highly resilient, connected and secure hosting environment supported by some of the most sophisticated data centre technology available. It is ideally placed for businesses who want to locate their mission critical infrastructure in a London-based facility, while offering enough distance from the Docklands and City to be used for disaster recovery purposes. We are delighted the data centre is now open for business and we have already received a substantial level of customer interest in the facility.”
The Powergate launch follows the opening of the new Amstel Business Park facility in Amsterdam, announced on 7th April 2008, bringing the total number of TelecityGroup data centres in Europe to 20. TelecityGroup recently announced plans to build a new data centre in Paris, its third in the French capital, which is expected to open in the second half of 2009.
Mike Tobin, CEO of TelecityGroup, comments: ”Customers are increasingly seeking large and resilient data centres to provide secure hosting and connectivity services. The buoyancy and continued growth of the internet economy, and the evolving online needs of business both locally and internationally, are combining to drive the increase in demand for high-quality data centres.
“Opening Powergate demonstrates that TelecityGroup has the capability both to build and to operate industry-leading data centres to the highest standard. Coupled with the opening of Amstel Business Park, these new content and connectivity hubs keep us very much at the forefront of the network independent data centre services market in Europe.”
About TelecityGroup plc
TelecityGroup is the leading pan-European provider of network independent data centres offering a range of flexible, scalable data centre and value added services. TelecityGroup specialises in the design, build, and management of highly connected and secure environments in which customers can house their technical, web and internet infrastructure. Each of its data centres acts a connectivity and content hub facilitating the storage, sharing and distribution of data, content and media. Headquartered in London, TelecityGroup operates 20 network independent data centres across seven European countries. The data centres are located in prime positions for commerce and connectivity, including Amsterdam, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Manchester, Milan, Paris and Stockholm.
Telecity Group plc, the parent company of TelecityGroup, is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: TCY)
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