Node4 expands Leeds data centre

Data centre and communications firm Node4 has continued its rapid growth trajectory with a new hall at its Leeds data centre. It will grant the company more space to serve its growing customer base and will be equipped with additional leading edge hardware and facilities.

Node4 has responded to increased demand for resources and has boosted its data centre capacity as a result. There will be space for 128 racks in 4 x 32 pods. Security will be manned 24/7 within the ISO27001 compliant site. The new 350 sq m hall will open on 1 September.

Andrew Gilbert, the Managing Director of Node4, said, “We are really looking forward to opening the new hall at our Leeds data centre because it is a direct response to what our customers want. They have been growing in number and as a result, we are providing them with a much more spacious data centre that will mean many more people will benefit from our award-winning service.

“Whenever we expand our service, it is always imperative that we do so in a way that maintains the level of service that is expected from us. We have an exceptional formula which is built on best of breed technology to ensure that security remains a foremost priority. With such attention given to security, along with power, cooling and connectivity, we can ensure that our facilities remain safe, resilient and reliable.”

Within the new hall, a dual power option will be available to all racks from separate panel boards and UPS. There will be 3.75KW per rack average power with up to 7.5KW per rack available. All power will backed by UPS and N+1 generators with unlimited run-time. This will be combined with a cold aisle containment system, fully redundant (N+N) free cooling chillers, high efficiency CRAC units and multiple redundant humidifiers to ensure the racks continue to operate consistently.

There will be redundant multi homed internet feeds available, a 10 Gb diverse MPLS network and will be carrier neutral. Onsite technical support will be provided as well as an intelligent hands service to ensure that help is always available.

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