London, UK, 4 July 2008 - Telehouse Europe, home to the largest internet communications hub in Europe and the longest established provider of reliable and secure data centre facilities in the UK, is adding an extra 1,200 m² of high specification data centre space to meet growing customer demand.
With immediate availability, customers will benefit from: 2kw per footprint, with dual redundant power feeds (A+B from separate UPS systems), n+1 redundancy, hot and cold aisle cooling configuration, and unlimited 24 / 7 first line technical support - all as standard. This latest expansion comes ahead of an earlier announcement by Telehouse to invest an initial £80 million in developing its London Docklands data centre facilities. The move comes in spite of claims from certain industry sources that there is an effective block on data centre expansion and power supply in London.
Commenting on the extra data centre space, Mr Tokuji Mitsui, managing director of Telehouse Europe, says: “For a while we have been nearing full capacity at our Docklands site. This additional space will allow us the flexibility to satisfy customer demand today, whilst the Telehouse South development - set for completion in 2010 - will enhance this going forward.”
He goes on to add: “According to a recent edition of The Economist, data centres are now essential to nearly every industry and have become as vital to the functioning of society as power stations are. The importance being placed by businesses on outsourcing their critical data centre and facilities management needs is clearly being reflected by demand from both new and existing customers. We will continue to invest in, and deliver, the highest levels of resilience, redundancy, security and connectivity – all of which put us in a position to both meet and exceed these needs now and in the future."
In 2006, Telehouse achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2005 (Information Security) and ISO 9001:2000 (Quality Management) accreditations across all its sites in the UK and France. It is currently working towards becoming the first data centre facilities to attain ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System) accreditation. Telehouse facilities in London Docklands have become the biggest internet communications hub in Europe, with over 700 customers including telecoms carriers, internet service providers, media companies and corporate customers. Telehouse is also home to the London Internet Exchange (LINX), one of the world's largest Internet Exchange Points.
5 Facts About Telehouse
1.Telehouse conceived, constructed and managed Europe's first purpose-built data centre in the Docklands in 1990.
2. Telehouse Europe has over 700 customers representing all business sectors and every size of organisation worldwide.
3. Five out of seven of the UK's largest Internet exchanges all use Telehouse colocation facilities.
4. Telehouse is the only large colocation provider in the UK to have remained profitable over the past 12 years.
5. Telehouse has 100 years of collective security experience among its professional security staff.
About Telehouse Europe
Telehouse Europe offers data centre facilities and connectivity, providing a secure and resilient platform for mission critical IT systems. Established in 1988, Telehouse became Europe’s first purpose-built neutral colocation provider. Today, the company is at the heart of the Internet and telecommunications infrastructure, serving over 700 major customers worldwide, from small start-ups to multinationals across a wide range of industries. It is a subsidiary of Japanese corporation KDDI, a Global 300 company and, with its sister company Telehouse America, is able to offer a global network covering Europe, America and Asia.
In Europe, Telehouse operates five data centre facilities across London and Paris, providing 30,000m2 of high quality data centre services with secure and resilient infrastructure. Telehouse is the most financially robust colocation provider in the industry and has consistently increased its profitability, year on year over the past 12 years.
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