VIRTUS Data Centres, one of the fastest growing data center providers in the UK, has brought its Stockley Park data center campus in London online. VIRTUS LONDON5 and LONDON6 are the first two colocation data centers to open on the campus, delivering 40 MW of IT capacity.
LONDON5 and LONDON6 will bring VIRTUS’ total IT load capacity in the London area to 90MW. With plans for another 25MW at LONDON7 on the Stockley Park Campus well underway, this will bring VIRTUS’ total London portfolio to 115MW.
At just over seventeen acres, the VIRTUS Stockley Park Campus will be one of London’s largest data center campuses. The campus has the secured power capacity to increase to 120MVA of incoming power from diverse grid connection points and 70,000m2 of data center space. It is design certified to Uptime Institute Tier III standard and would help customers future-proof their expansion options for flexible colocation on a site that has the scale to deliver longer-term capacity.
Immersion Technology Ready
The VIRTUS Stockley Park data center campus is strategically located at the intersection of UK telecom carriers outer London resilient fiber loops and the lowest latency fiber paths between Slough and London. Access to telecoms duct and high-count fiber would be an essential part of VIRTUS’ colocation offering and the company has deployed a multi-subducted infrastructure solution to offer resilient access to all carriers from launch.
With “easy access” to public cloud platforms through VIRTUS Cloud Connect, this data center location would provide a good data center option for hybrid IT deployments. The VIRTUS campus will also be immersion technology ready; providing the ability to deploy immersion infrastructure to improve density and efficiency.
“The go-live of our VIRTUS Data Centre Campus at Stockley Park is part of an important year for VIRTUS,” said Neil Cresswell, CEO of VIRTUS Data Centres. “We continue to see a burgeoning demand for colocation in the UK data center market, as enterprises and cloud providers scale out their platforms to meet user demand for digital services. VIRTUS provides leading flexibility and the highest quality customer service and solutions at hyper-scale. We offer our customers true flexibility in design and can tailor solutions to customers’ exact needs. Importantly, we also have a power and space road-map in London of over 100MW that can continue to support customers as their needs change and their businesses grow. We look forward to a successful 2018 and beyond, as we continue to meet the demands of a dynamic market.”