NTT Ltd. has opened London 1 Data Centre in Dagenham, East London. The new location will more than triple NTT’s data centre footprint in the UK and makes it the third largest data centre company globally. NTT also expects 100 people with technical and operational skills will be employed at London 1 Data Centre when it is fully operational with clients.
Over £500m is being invested by the UK headquartered company in the development of data centers in the coming years. Further sites will include the opening of Hemel Hempstead 4 Data Centre, NTT’s sixth data center in the UK.
Dagenham, East London was chosen for London 1 Data Centre due to its proximity to the Docklands, which is established as the UK’s internet hub and backbone for the global internet network that facilitates the majority of the London Internet Exchange infrastructure.
Minister for Investment, Gerry Grimstone said: “World-class digital infrastructure projects are fundamental to our wider digital and investment strategies. Businesses are increasingly demanding infrastructure like this to operate innovatively, securely and efficiently. NTT’s
continued commitment to the UK will help us to build and solidify our reputation as a leader in technological innovation in the industries of the future that will help us build back better.” London 1 Data Center, when fully operational, will have 25,600 sqm of IT space and a
maximum IT load of 64 MW. It will provide businesses with the best possible physical and technical infrastructure supported by N+1 UPS systems, generator backup, as well as highly redundant cooling systems. The data center also includes a Technology Experience Lab, which will be used to test new technologies and validate hybrid cloud services and innovations faster and at a lower cost.
The data centre has been built with sustainability and security in mind. The latest technology removes the need for compressors and refrigerants, which can have a significant impact on global warming. Additionally, the data center will deliver a power usage effectiveness of 1.2,
which is aligned with industry best practice; and uses smaller generators to generate fewer greenhouse gases. NTT will only use guaranteed renewable power throughout the site as well.
“Masaaki Moribayashi, Senior Executive Vice President, Services for NTT Ltd. comments, “The London 1 Data Centre is the latest addition to our NTT global portfolio. Offering flexible, scalable and secure infrastructure along with customizable solutions, London 1 has been designed to accommodate a wide range of NTT clients and partners, from large scale Cloud/SaaS providers to enterprise clients who require full-stack services such as managed hybrid cloud solutions with global network services delivered from an industry leading and carrier neutral colocation facility. It is a great advantage that we can provide a variety of cloud infrastructure services such as private cloud, public cloud, and colocation within the same Data Centre.”
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