Netwise Hosting, a UK-based ‘boutique’ hosting provider specializing in dedicated servers and colocation, has secured a site for its second data center, located in Central London. The new site is situated between the City and Docklands, less than a mile from London Bridge Station and the iconic ‘Shard’ tower.
At this moment, Netwise Hosting owns a relatively small UK data center of 500 square feet in Sutton, South London. It’s a highly energy-efficient premises, with a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.15.
“This is a huge step for us, increasing our available capacity by around 900%,” said Matthew Butt, Managing Director at Netwise Hosting. “We are chasing the booming Central and East London market with this facility, looking to bring our winning formula of value, quality and flexibility to a customer base closer to the City and Docklands.” Netwise didn’t reveal any details yet on the energy-efficiency of this second datacenter facility.
11,000 sq ft data center space
The highly sought-after plot near Bermondsey Underground Station is now set to become Netwise Hosting’s flagship UK data center in 2014, with the site expected to top 11,000 square feet after internal works are completed this winter. Local commercial property firms would value the site at around £2.5 million before major build works begin.
The facility plans pertain to a two-story zoned technical space accommodating in the region of 200 racks, along with NOC and company headquarters. This new dedicated server and colocation facility will also accommodate customer lounge areas, loading bays, warehouse space, as well as further amenities still undisclosed at this time.
A suitable shell is already in place on the site, with Netwise Hosting announcing that sufficient power for the first build phase has already been dug into the compound with an on-site transformer, ready for work to begin immediately.
The build of this data center would be set to become somewhat of a milestone in speed of deployment, with an expected soft opening ‘go-live’ date sometime in March or April 2014. “As with our Sutton data center in South London, we will be leveraging our in-house expertise in various M&E disciplines to bring this project to life with minimal reliance on 3rd parties,” Butt added. “And we are aiming to maintain the same pricing structure as we have in place at our South London facility, which will likely equate to the best value data center services anywhere in Central London.”