LINX London to use £50m data centre

The LINX London Internet Exchange will take advantage of a £50m data centre and managed-service site being built in central London.

The LINX London Internet Exchange will take advantage of a £50m data centre and managed-service site being built in central London.

TelecityRedbus is building the Powergate facility, designed to be one of the highest-specification data centres in Europe. It will have 25 megawatts of resilient power and approximately 50,000 square feet of capacity.

The facility is expected to be ready for customers in the second quarter of 2008. On completion, Powergate will be TelecityRedbus’ eighth data centre in London.

The site will offer an average customer power of approximately 4 kilowatts per rack, well above the current standard, and is designed to support the expected growth in customer power demands.

High-density power zones will also be included in the facility, offering up to 20 kW per rack. TelecityRedbus said the facility will be supported by “some of the most advanced power and cooling technology available to maximise energy efficiency".

The facility will offer connectivity to major telecoms and network service providers, and it will be connected to TelecityRedbus’s European data centres by a fibre network.

In addition, the LINX London Internet Exchange will have a live presence on the site from its launch, offering global peering and connectivity options for customers.

"The popularity of London as a place to connect internet networks has helped drive enormous demand for carrier-independent data centre space," said John Souter, CEO at LINX. "We are delighted to see TelecityRedbus moving to meet this demand, allowing us to maintain the aggressive growth we have seen in London in recent years."

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