BOTH FACILITIES ARE SET FOR Q2 2020
British data center service provider VIRTUS, has announced that its London6 and London10 data center facilities will be opened in early Q2 2020. The data centers are sited on the firm’s Stockley Park London Campus and on the Slough Trading Estate respectively.
Using 100% renewable energy, the new facilities will provide 23MW with more than 10,000 square meters of technical space, which is aimed at creating the ability for the company’s customers to future-proof their expansion options for colocation.
London6 will be the second data center on the Stockley Park campus, joining London5 which was opened in 2018. On the other hand, London10 will be joining two other VIRTUS data centers in the Slough Trading Estate.
“The economies of scale of modern cloud computing and large modern data centers provide a highly efficient and sustainable method of powering today’s business computing,” said Neil Cresswell, CEO of VIRTUS Data Centres Ltd.
“These new builds use 100% renewable energy with a very efficient power usage effectiveness ratio, supporting the UK’s target of Net Zero Emissions by 2050. Our expanding 165MW portfolio is able to scale flexibly to the demands of the largest of users and enterprise customers alike, with the personal service that VIRTUS is renowned for.”
Backed by its parent company ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC), VIRTUS has a running £500 million investment program which was set in January 2019 for the construction of five additional data centers across its London sites, along with the completion of upgrades to its existing facilities.
This VIRTUS investment program is expected to continue over the next two years, and the five new data center facilities will add a total of 76MW to the company’s London portfolio.
The company added that this development reflects a growing demand from its customers to bring their storage and compute infrastructure closer to end-users so as to lower network costs and improve applications performance.