Greatresponder.com – 2011-06-28 – European web hosting company Computacenter announced several day ago that it will expand its Romford, UK data center, located 30 minutes from downtown of London.
This announcement comes a few weeks after data center operator Next Generation Data announced its plans to invest over $20 million of USD to expand its Wales data center facility.
According to the company press release, the 7,500 square foot, Tier IV data center first opened in January 2010 and has already reached capacity.
A report by DatacenterDynamics magazine says the expansion will add over 200 new racks to the existing 330 racks of space.
“Despite the adverse economic conditions, many companies are still trying to expand their data center requirements, putting space within easy reach of London at a premium,” Simon Brickett, head of data center managed services said in a statement. “With recent outages in high-profile web services, many organizations are looking for more reliable facilities with four-nines availability, redundant power and reliable HVAC.”
“We have seen great demand for space from many large financial services firms and see no sign of this trend abating in the near future, as organizations continue to seek reliable and available data centers,” Brickett added. “The new hall offers ample space and power in the only Uptime Institute accredited Tier IV data center in the UK.”
In May, Web hosting UK Grid revealed its plans to open a new premium level London data center in the third quarter of 2011. Also in May, colocation and web hosting firm Sentry42 opened its another UK data center in Norwich, Norfolk.
Small summary on Computacenter web hosting company:
Computacenter is Europe’s provider of IT infrastructure services. Computacenter provides various web hosting solutions including shared web hosting, dedicated hosting and colocation. Company’s portfolio includes government and corporate clients from UK, Germany, France, the Benelux countries, Spain and South Africa.