Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 57 - Page 18

NEWS

Green Mountain expands into UK

development and is located less than 10 miles from the major financial centres of the City of London and Docklands . With the use of secured green power , it is capable of supporting up to 40MW of IT load and already has several strong UK enterprises as core tenants . Completion of the acquisition is subject to certain conditions and is expected to take place before the end of the year .

Norwegian-based Green Mountain , a leader in sustainable colocation data centres , reveals plans to expand into the UK . Green Mountain ’ s owner , Azrieli Group , has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire an existing data centre and available adjacent land , both with further expansion and development potential , in Romford , East London . Through this acquisition , the site will be upgraded and re-branded as Green Mountain and become part of its operations .

Azrieli Group and the seller signed a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of the properties owned by Infinity SDC in Romford . This campus includes an existing data centre with significant expansion potential and available land for further
“ We are very excited to expand our operations outside of Norway and this site is a perfect match for us . London is an extremely important data centre hub and a must-have location for many international companies ,” said Tor Kristian Gyland , CEO of Green Mountain .
“ With this expansion , we can offer a broader portfolio of sites with immediately available green power . We can serve clients who have capacity requirements or need to remain in the London area while still achieving their sustainability targets . This is a longawaited request from both our current and prospective clients .”

Proximity announces 10th UK Edge colocation data centre

Proximity Data Centers , one of the UK ’ s fastest growing regional Edge colocation data centre provider , has announced the opening of its 10th UK facility . Proximity Milton Keynes Edge 10 is a purpose-built , tier 3 standard 48,000 square foot facility with multiple data halls and provides 3 MW of available power .

Conveniently located to Milton Keynes , the 3.2 acre site offers low latency connectivity via multiple tier 1 carrier connections including dark fibres with fully diverse links . The latest of the company ’ s growing portfolio of Edge data centres will service Central England , one of the UK ’ s largest regions . This is in line with the company ’ s strategy to provide a nationwide network of highly connected regional Edge data centres which meets the digital needs of 95 % of the population outside London .
“ Proximity Milton Keynes Edge 10 is ideally located for the many businesses in central England looking for secure , scalable colocation services combined with high-speed low latency connectivity to meet the needs of increasingly demanding users and applications ,” said John Hall , Managing Director , Colocation at Proximity Data Centers . “ The region also has a rapidly expanding technology sector and Edge 10 is ideally positioned to support this important market .
“ Edge 10 is an important milestone for Proximity as we are now well on the way to establishing a truly UK-wide Edge data centre footprint capable of reaching 95 % of the population . We plan to have a further 10 sites available within the next 12 – 18 months .”
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