Telecity claims new London data centre is first for years
Independent data centre operator Telecity Group (LSE: TCY) has opened its Powergate data centre, claimed by CEO Mike Tobin to be the first to open in central London for several years.
Powergate will offer 5000 square metres and 10 megawatts (MW) of customer capacity, providing 4 kilowatts (kW) of customer power per rack as standard, with high powered zones offering up to 20 kW per rack.
Energy-efficient design principles have been used throughout the building utilising technologies free air cooling and ̵6;intelligent̵7; climate control systems to control energy wastage. Powergate is also connected to the London Internet Exchange, which offers national and international peering and connectivity.
Powergate follows the 7 April (2008) opening of the Amsterdam Amstel Business Park facility in Amsterdam, bringing the number of European TelecityGroup data centres to 20. The company plans to build a new data centre in Paris - its third in the French capital - expected to open Q3/Q4 2009.
̶0;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,̶1; comments Telecity Group CEO Mike Tobin.
Image: Telecity̵7;s Mike Tobin says that Internet economy is driving data centre demand
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