NTT Com group company to build new data center in U.K.
Data center service provider Gyron Internet of the U.K., an NTT Com group company, will build a new data center.
UK Hemel Hempstead 3 will to meet the growing demand for scalable and reliable colocation services, NTT Com said on Thursday.
The new data center is located at a 38,500m2 site near the two Gyron data centers already operating in Hemel Hempstead, northwest of London.
The company says the new facility will start providing approximately 10,000m2 of server room from spring 2015, more than doubling the total server room area in the U.K.
It will be the first data center in the U.K. to offer the option of a chillerless cooling system, which opens up approximately 30 percent more energy capacity for ICT systems without expanding its power system.
In addition, the high-speed connections between Gyron’s three Hemel Hempstead data centers will allow them to operate essentially as one data center, making it fast and easy to provide more server equipment and virtual servers for customers expanding their business.
In the UK, the data center market grew by more than 20 percent in 2012 compared to the previous year due to strong demand from the technology, media and telecom industries. The demand for hybrid cloud services has likewise been growing and global service providers such as Salesforce.com have increasingly chosen NTT Com’s UK data centers. The new facility at Hemel Hempstead will enable NTT Com to meet the demand of this active market.