Issue 2, February 2009
FOCUS NEWS UK & EUROPE
UK’S LARGEST DATA CENTER GETS THE GO-AHEAD
A four-stage building project on what is being billed as the UK’s largest purpose-built data center is about to begin at Saunderton near High Wycombe after e-shelter bought a 50-acre brownfield site in a joint venture with PFB Data Centre Fund.
The data center building plan is for Tier IV facilities served by 100mw of power from two grid points from Scottish Power and Southern Electric. The facility is aiming to be the first
BT has won a £1m contract to provide data center hosting services with 24x7 technical support to Consilium Technologies, an IT company based in Antrim, Northern Ireland. The three-year deal paves the way for Consilium to advance its business strategy, partnering with BT to strengthen a portfolio of managed service solutions.
Energy use at BIS Ltd’s new purpose-built data center in Greenwich, London, is being supplied on a metered basis in a major shift from its normal pricing structure under which power is charged on a provisioned model. BIS completed the 22,500 square foot facility in 26 weeks. Build work began in February 2008. The facility is N+1 throughout, is a Tier III offering and has a PUE rating of 1.4, the company said.
Dutch-based data center provider EvoSwitch said it has reduced the average PUE of its facilities, from 1.8 to 1.6, at its 20mw facility near Amsterdam. The power reduction resulted in a 20% increase in energy saving – from 20% to 40% – compared with a traditional data center.
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Design aspects of the plan include turfing the roof and building cladding to minimise the impact and to blend in with the surrounding landscape.
Phillip Lydford, chief executive of e-shelter UK, said: “The UK has always been an important target to break into for e-shelter as a company and we have some
The company said the ultimate goal of EvoSwitch is to achieve an energy saving of 70-80%. The extra 20% saving in energy consumption is largely the result of further investments in low-energy equipment and control systems.
EvoSwitch’s first phase (2,000 m2) was completed in April 2007. The second phase was completed shortly before the summer of 2008 and required an additional investment of є9m. When completed, EvoSwitch will have a potential floor area capacity of more than 9,000 m2.
Laurens Rosenthal, innovation director of EvoSwitch, said: “An average PUE of 1.6 is low, but the new design of the next phases enable us to achieve an even lower PUE. After completion of the next phases, a PUE of 1.2 to 1.3 is a very realistic objective.’’
Rosenthal added: “There are many suppliers on the market that claim to operate ‘green’. The only thing that counts in a data center, however, is the power usage effectiveness. A data center may buy green power, but that does not make it low energy. A data center may install Cold Corridors, but that does not necessarily result in
ambitious plans. E-shelter has worked closely with Wycombe District Council in the design and planning of the new facility, as it is important that we handle this development sensitively and, as far as possible, blend it into its rural surroundings.
“The Saunderton location’s proximity to London allows networks in the capital to benefit from near real-time replication of databases in the new facility, thus avoiding latency problems.”
the best possible energy saving. The PUE of a data center is the key figure that shows how green a data center actually is.”
Hosting provider Equinix and 7Ticks, a network services provider, announced that 7Ticks has launched a direct, network- neutral connection within the Equinix Frankfurt-North (FR2) International Business Exchange data center between its US-based network and the Eurex proximity location in Frankfurt, Germany. 7Ticks’ presence at the FR2 center facilitates ultra-low latency services between the Eurex and other international exchanges.
Mede International, a wholly owned subsidiary of California- based MedeFinance, has announced its plans to establish a data center in the UK to support its expanding client base of NHS Trusts. Mede is a healthcare performance analytics provider in the UK and US. The data center was expected to be fully operational in early January 2009.
Echoworx Corporation, a security software supplier for digital communications, announced a UK data center to
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The first stage is due for completion by mid-2010 and will target financial services, telecoms and internet companies.
support the global availability of the Echoworx Policy-based Encryption (PBE) Gateway. The product has been enhanced to support all major European languages, plus Korean, Japanese and Chinese, and has also been integrated with third-party content-scanning and archiving solutions, where encryption is added on as a security feature.
Interxion plans to double the space at its data center in Zaventem, Brussels. The space will be expanded by 2,200 m², with the first phase of the new space due to be operational in February 2009. Last year, Interxion secured $190m in funding for further expansion.
Scottish company AlchemyPlus is preparing a planning application for a data center to sit within the development of the Inverness Marina in Scotland.
The company is working on plans for colocation and disaster recovery data centers with an outside power point of 100mw from nearby power stations. The company anticipates drawing 10-12mw with 32 amps delivered to each high-density rack.
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