Virtus Data Centres has announced continued expansion with two new adjacent facilities on a single campus near Stockley Park, West London. The new ‘mega campus’ will be among the most advanced in the UK and strengthens the company’s position as one of the largest hybrid colocation providers in the London metro area.
The two buildings, on the secure eight acre campus, total 34,475m2. Known as Virtus London 5 and London 6, they are designed to deliver 40MW of IT load and have the secured power capacity to increase to 110MVA of incoming power from diverse grid connection points, future proofing expansion for customers.
The location of the campus is ideally situated: 16 miles from central London on the main fibre routes from London to Slough, and 7 miles from Slough, thus providing hyper efficient, scalable data centre space, within the M25.
Work has started to fit out space in London 5 for customers who have already committed and general availability is expected in early 2018. These two new data centres will provide an additional 17,000NTM (net technical metres) of IT space and will increase the company’s portfolio in London to approximately 100MW across their six facilities in Slough, Hayes and Enfield, with the power to expand to circa 150MW on the various campuses.
Neil Cresswell, CEO of Virtus Data Centres, said, “With the hunger for connectivity and data growing exponentially, our data centres continue to play a vital role in enabling the UK and Europe’s digital economy. We work with clients across all industries, all with unique audiences and IT landscapes, but with the common need to deliver the highest levels of availability, performance and security of digital experiences. As we move with our customers into an increasingly digital future, we help them deliver high performing applications and content. We provide fast, seamless connectivity to networks and public clouds, along with the capacity for vast data storage and compute processing power – all for lower costs. This investment means we can grow with our customers and help them achieve their ambitions.”