London Data Exchange (LDeX), providers of carrier neutral colocation data centres in London, has today announced that their data centre expansion plans have been accelerated due to higher than expected take-up and demand for space within their North West London data centre, named LDeX1. The company expects to invest £2million into this data hall over the course of the next 5 years.
The expansion will see LDeX bring online a new data hall at the company’s inaugural data centre to accommodate an additional 150 racks. The site is located at the foot of the M1 at Staples Corner and is in close proximity to the A5, the M25 and the North Circular. Power availability at the data centre allows for up to 10kW power capacity per rack with standard configuration including N+N UPS backed power delivered to each rack location on diverse power supplies.
Robin Garbutt, CEO at LDeX commented “We had high expectations for the LDeX1 data centre having seen high demand for space within the facility prior to opening but the take up of space has far exceeded these expectations. We’re seeing a lot of movement within the data centre arena as colocation clients look to increase capacity at the same time as reducing data centre costs. Our flexible offerings coupled with price advantages achieved through effective design and efficiency gains mean LDeX1 has to be considered for any organisation looking to establish, grow or consolidate their own data centre footprint within the M25.”
LDeX1 offers connectivity from a number of Tier1 and Tier2 network providers and takes a carrier neutral approach to connectivity. Dedicated fibre routes connect directly to London City data centres providing diverse and low latency routes to other London data centres.
Garbutt Continues “One of the reasons we selected this particular site was due to the immediate fibre connectivity into the building. We sit on established dark fibre rings connecting us diversely to the City from a variety of providers. A number of leading names in the world of connectivity have recently invested heavily to bring LDeX1 onto their network map to work with us and our client base driving network options up and costs down.”
The company states that the latest expansion will be completed by the autumn of 2012 with space immediately available for clients looking to secure their data centre footprint in advance. Space is still available within the existing live and serviced data halls for immediate occupation.
“This doesn’t mean we have no space available right now, we’re building out to ensure we can meet sustained demand for outer London pricing at inner London LDeX data centres without any period of short term unavailability.” says Garbutt.