Telehouse Completes London Data Center Projects

29 Jan 2014 by Technology

"Data center services provider Telehouse recently completed several facility projects in London, including the company's final phase of colocation and the construction of a new substation.

Currently, the company operates four data centers in London, all of which are Tier III certified and provide 99.95 percent service uptime. Overall, Telehouse boasts a service footprint that includes 45 data centers across the globe.

The organization recently opened the final colocation phase at its Telehouse West data center in the East India Dock of London, according to Datacenter Dynamics. The final phase includes 1,000 square feet of available colocation space, and power capacities between 2 and 10 kilowatts. The company decided upon a phase strategy for selling space on the facility's five floors, opening a new floor roughly every 18 months since the data center first opened in 2010.

While this is the final phase for Telehouse's East India Dock data center, it is by no means the end of their projects for business growth, the source stated.

""We look forward excitedly to announce our future expansion plans which will see us consolidate our leading position in Docklands, London and Europe,"" said Michelle Reid, Telehouse sales and marketing director.

Docklands substation
In addition to completing the final colocation phase at its East India Dock facility, Telehouse also recently built a new primary power substation adjacent to its London Docklands data centers. Datacenter Dynamics reported that this project provides a direct connection to the National Grid as well as additional power resources for the next decade.

The new substation has a total capacity of 50 MVA, as well as two 132-kilovolt power lines connected to the grid. The construction design followed UKPN tier standards for technical delivery substations, enabling a reliable electricity source. Telehouse technical director Robert Harris said the completion of this project makes the company the only commercial data center services provider boasting its own primary substation.

""This latest development serves to reiterate our close working relationship with the National Grid, enabling us to ensure more reliable and consistent power in an environmentally responsible manner,"" Harris said."

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