Following on from the huge success of our Wakefield data centre (DC3), we are pleased to announce plans for our next data centre site which will be located in Northampton.
We have been looking to expand the business by developing a fourth data centre in a new location; the fastest growing town in the UK, Northampton, seemed like a natural choice. The move to the heart of England will expand our customer reach even further and being just an hour from London make it particularly accessible to businesses in the southern region of the UK.
Plans for the new DC4 in Northampton are currently being finalised and it is planned that the facility will be ready for customers to move in by the end of 2010. The site will follow the same high standards set in our existing Wakefield and Derby data centres. With space for up to 600 racks and features such as UPS, generators and climate control in most cases being N+N it will ensure that the facility offers Tier IV levels of resiliency. The new site will be part of our highly resilient core MPLS network that also includes points of presence in Telehouse, Global Switch and TeleCity.
We have already established ourselves as a quality data centre provider with 2 locations and we want to continue to build on this reputation by increasing our capacity and geographic reach with the opening of a new facility in Northampton. As with our other data centres, DC4 will carry a high specification but at sensible prices meaning that any organisation wanting colocation or managed hosting services can benefit from a quality facility without having to break the budget.
You will be able to keep up to date with the developments on this blog, although as it is still at design stage we don’t expect any update for a while.