Colt, Europe’s leading information delivery platform, today announced that luxury car manufacturer, Jaguar Land Rover has selected Colt’s data centre for its Solihull advanced manufacturing plant in the UK. Jaguar Land Rover will migrate its existing on-site IT facilities to a new purpose-built data centre at the plant, featuring a data centre from Colt. In the first deployment of Colt’s modular data centre by a major manufacturer, the new data centre is planned to be delivered within just four months and fully operational in the first half of 2012.
The Colt modular data centre will be pre-configured with racks and cold aisle containment before handover to ensure timely delivery. Colt’s modular data centre is designed to meet ISO27001 security standards as part of a certified Information Security Management System, providing Jaguar Land Rover with the confidence that its information is fully protected, and has a design Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 1.21, much lower than other conventional data centre builds.
“This agreement reaffirms the versatility of our modular data centre’s unique design for deployment on demand in any industry, even volume manufacturing,” said Bernard Geoghegan, Executive Vice President at Colt Data Centre Services. “We work closely with our customers to understand their needs and the business drivers to create the flexible data centre solutions that meet their specific needs.”
About Colt Modular Data Centres
- We can 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 carrier neutral Colt or customer-owned site
- Innovative award winning design.
Colt is Europe’s leading information delivery platform, 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.