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February 15, 2017

Exploding cloud and colo demand sees Colt expand London data centre

Colt DCS expands London data centre following customer cloud & colocation services demand.

By Hannah Williams

Colt Data Centre has confirmed the completion of four data centre halls located across its flagship London 3 data centre.

An addition of 2,000 sqm of new colocation space was delivered in under six months from design to delivery, with a further 1,000 sqm of space currently under construction to be delivered in June 2017.

The space which currently offers 12MW capacity now includes an extra 6.4MW of IT capacity, showing an increase of 53 percent in the overall IT capacity offered by the facility.

The continuous demand from customers for Colt’s cloud hosting and colocation services within the London marketplace is what forced the data centre expansion.

Colt Data Centre’s London sites now offer a total of 17 halls, with an extra two halls to further expand its capacity later this year.

Colt DCSDetlef Spang, EVP Data Centre Services, 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.”

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All London sites offer a direct connectivity between them and are also connected to over 530 third party data centres globally. This includes a total power provision of 18.4MW and a distributed cooling system which has enabled the facility to achieve a PUE of 1.15.

Its other design features include a method of hot aisle containment, providing higher power densities of 8kW delivered to each customer rack.

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

Colt’s London 3 data centre remains as the company’s largest site in London with an expected growth to reach 11,000 sqm overall.

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