The entire Colt modular data centre, including all power and cooling elements, will be constructed and tested in the UK, using modern component based production line techniques before being transported to the site. This unique approach provides Colt the flexibility to expand the data centre in increments. Colt has secured a 32MVA power connection to ensure scalability of the energy supply as the data centre grows in size and requirements. When complete, the site will offer secure, flexible, scalable and carrier neutral data centre facilities to customers.
“Organisations embracing a modular approach to building and expanding their data centres will see cost savings in terms of scalability, energy efficiency and time to market,” commented Jason Schafer, Research Manager, Tier1 Research. “The latest modular designs also allow organisations to benefit from what traditional data centres have to offer while avoiding some of the pitfalls usually associated with new builds.”
Colt has been an established player in the provision of high-specification data centre facilities for more than 15 years, currently operating 19 data centres and managing over 28,000m2 of data centre space across Europe.
About Colt Modular Data Centres:
- Deliver highly flexible, fully operational data centre halls to customers in less than four months
- Data halls are available in 125m2, 250m2 and 375m2 or multiple combinations of each model in addition to the 500m2 standard size
- The data centres are fully flexible and can be built to a range of customer defined criteria
- Can be delivered to either a Colt or customer-owned site
- Innovative award winning design.
Colt is the information delivery platform for Europe, enabling its customers to deliver, share, process and store their vital business information. An established leader in delivering integrated computing and network services to major organisations, midsized businesses and wholesale customers, Colt operates a 21-country, 35,000km network that includes metropolitan area networks in 39 major European cities with direct fibre connections into 18,000 buildings and 19 Colt data centres.
In 2010, the Colt Data Centre Services business was launched to deliver innovative high quality modular data centres which are rapid to deploy and power efficient.
Colt is listed on the London Stock Exchange (COLT). Information about Colt and its services can be found at www.colt.net.
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