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One of the UK’s ‘most energy efficient’ data centres unveiled in Leeds

Its developers have put emphasis on efficiency and security.

By Duncan Macrae

Host Europe Group (HEG), a hosting group and virtualisation provider, has unveiled the first phase of its state-of-the-art data centre refit, following two years of construction.

With an expected Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) measurement of 1.27, the new facility in Leeds is expected to be one of the most energy efficient and resilient data centres in the country.

The multi-million pound project has seen Host Europe Group’s infrastructure completely transformed. Looking at the PUE measurements (a metric used to measure the efficiency of a data centres) believes the refit has been extremely effective. These measurements are expected to improve further still as the final phases are completed.

Matt Mansell, Group MD of Host Europe Group, said: "Our Leeds data centre is one of the most innovative and efficient facilities in Europe.

"Having a facility of this specification means we can continue to offer the products, service and reliability our customers have become used to, all with a reduced environmental footprint and lower overheads thanks to the dramatically improved energy efficiencies.

"With a large staff working at the Leeds data centre, HEG has reaffirmed its commitment to the area with the refit and it aims to continue to invest in skilled staff from the local region. Alongside access to a highly skilled workforce, keeping the data centre in Leeds has also had other benefits such as lower building costs, high power reliability and great connectivity.

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Mansell made a commitment to hire additional specialist staff as the company creates new roles to support the data centre’s additional capacity. "I’m proud that our business has such a positive impact on the local economy of Leeds." he added.

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