Following on from the success of their latest purpose-built tier IV standard data centre in Yorkshire, Node4 have just announced plans for their next data centre site which will be located in Northampton.
Specialists in data centre and communications solutions, Node4 were 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 their 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 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 Node4’s existing data centres in the Derby and Wakefield. With space for up to 600 racks and features such as UPS, generators and climate control all being N+1 and in most cases N+N it will ensure that the facility offers Tier IV levels of resiliency. The new site will be part of Node4’s highly resilient core MPLS network that also includes points of presence in Telehouse, Global Switch and TeleCity.
The announcement of DC4 follows on from the hugely successful opening of DC3 in July. The 450 rack capacity facility in Wakefield, West Yorkshire has attracted large blue chip Plc’s along with existing Node4 customers who have expanded to the new site as part of a server expansion or DR solution.
Andrew Gilbert, Node4’s Founder and Managing Director, commented, “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.”