This opening is a sign of the company’s ongoing commitment to expansion, enabling it to serve its global customers in one of the fastest growing markets in the world. This is IO’s second modular data centre outside of North America, following Singapore in 2013. As part of its long term, strategic technology partnership with IO, Goldman Sachs has signed on as the UK facility’s first customer.
With more than 10,000 square metres, the Slough based data centre features highly resilient power, a dedicated substation and will house the first international deployment of Baselayer’s advanced ECO modules, designed to deliver ultra efficient performance by using free, outside air, backed by traditional chilled water technology.
‘We are delighted to open the data centre with such a prestigious first customer,’ said Nigel Stevens, IO’s UK managing director. ‘In preparation for our launch, we have assembled a great team of industry experts from the London area. We’re looking forward to helping existing customers expand their footprint into Europe, as well as attracting customers from the UK market.’