Telehouse, a large global colocation data center owner operator and a subsidiary of KDDI, is spending £135 million in their London Docklands data center campus. The new data center development, Telehouse North Two, will extend the company’s Docklands data center campus and represents a continued commitment by one of Japan’s largest ICT companies, KDDI Corporation.
Telehouse North Two will be built next to Telehouse‘s original data center, Telehouse North; one of the first purpose-built carrier neutral colocation data centers in Europe. It will bring 23,134 square meters of floor space, taking the Telehouse Docklands campus overall footprint to 71,584sqm and Telehouse’s total presence in London to 73,395sqm.
“The Telehouse Docklands data centre campus already facilitates the majority of LINX capacity, and Internet traffic will inevitably grow, especially with the transition to 100G technology now underway,” said John Souter, CEO of the London Internet Exchange (LINX). “The vast majority of LINX’s member-facing high capacity ports are in Telehouse. With such a huge proportion of all UK internet traffic flowing through LINX, this investment in the national critical infrastructure of the UK gives us great confidence.”
In Telehouse customers have a colocation data center operator with a solid track record of over 25 years. Its parent company, KDDI, is a $42 billion Global Fortune 300 telecommunications and systems integration provider.