Colt Gives UK Post Brexit Vote Of Confidence Amid Data Centre Expansion


Undeterred by Brexit and the current negotiations for the country to leave the EU, Colt Data Services has been busy expanding its data centre fleet in London,

Colt Data Centre Services has added 2,000m2 of new capacity in the capital by building four data halls. The new colocation space adds an extra 6.4MW of IT capacity to the existing 12MW currently available at the London 3 facility. The facility has now a total power provision of 18.4MW.

The design methodology uses a distributed cooling system which has enabled the facility to achieve a PUE of 1.15. Other design efficiencies include a method of hot aisle containment which allows for higher power densities of 8kW delivered to each customer rack.

The London 3 data centre now has 17 data halls, with an additional two halls already under construction to further expand its capacity this year to 11,000m2. Construction works are expected to be finished by June 2017.

Detlef Spang, EVP Data Centre Services at Colt, comments: “The expansion of our London 3 data centre facility is testament to the exploding demand for flexible data centre space from the capital, a flourishing global technology hub. Customers are seeking reliable, cost effective and scalable data centre solutions which complement their hybrid IT strategies.”