Intelligent Data Centres Issue 01 | Page 9

NEWS Redstor adds new data centre in South Africa edstor, a leading cloud data management SaaS business with technology developed in South Africa, is expanding operations by adding a new data centre in Johannesburg. The decision to take up a presence in Teraco Data Environments, Isando, follows unprecedented demand for the company’s disruptive data management platform. R Paul Evans, CEO and co-founder of Redstor, said: “Businesses are constantly creating more and more data and numerous organisations are recognising great value in Redstor’s pioneering cloud data management service.” Redstor has aggressive growth plans to treble business by 2020 and has Redstor is expanding operations by adding a new data centre in Johannesburg invested heavily in data centre facilities over a number of years to provide services with enterprise-level availability and resilience. Tom Campbell, Technical Services Director at Redstor, said: “As well as giving us additional capacity for onboarding new customers, the data centre in Johannesburg enhances our coverage and improves our resilience. “We now have stronger geographical separation of data in Africa for continuity purposes.” Redstor provides local services, guaranteeing data sovereignty, regardless of a customer’s location. With on-net connectivity to more than 130 data centres globally, Redstor is now also looking at taking up a presence in a new data centre in Germany and elsewhere in mainland Europe. Legal & General partners with Goldacre for UK data centre deal egal & General Capital has announced that it has invested in The Kao Data Campus, a state-of-the-art £230million data centre development servicing the London to Cambridge corridor. L Kao was named in honour of Nobel Prize winning physicist Sir Charles Kao, who pioneered the use of fibre optics at the site of Kao’s first data campus development. Goldacre is the technology investment arm of Noé Group’s international asset management and investment business. Goldacre to drive the strategic expansion and accelerated growth of the UK data industry. This investment demonstrates a commitment from Legal & General to deliver the digital infratructure required for future cities and marks the first step of an ambitious partnership with From its first 35.2MW data campus in the London to Cambridge corridor, Kao serves hyperscalers and enterprise customers across the largest data centre market and technology cluster in Europe. In recent years, there has been an exponential increase in data creation and cloud computing, leading to a shift in storage from in-house data centre infrastructure to third party providers. Focused on driving the necessary technology and infrastructure developments to meet this rising demand, Legal & General has partnered with existing investors in Kao, Goldacre Noé Group. Issue 01 9