Telehouse: 'No block on London data centre space'

Telehouse Europe is adding an extra 1,200m² of data centre space. The expansion follows an earlier announcement by Telehouse that it is to invest an £80m in developing its London Docklands data centre facilities. The move challenges claims that there is an effective block on data centre expansion and power supply in London, the company says.

“We have been nearing full capacity at our Docklands site for a while now,” admits Tokuji Mitsui, managing director of Telehouse Europe. “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.”

Mitsui adds: “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."

In 2006, Telehouse gained ISO/IEC 27001:2005 (Information Security), and ISO 9001:2000 (Quality Management), accreditations across all its sites in the UK and France. The company is working towards becoming the first data centre facilities operator to be accorded ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System) accreditation, Mitsui says.

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