Intelligent Data Centres Issue 43 | Page 59

Proximity opens Bristol Edge colocation data centre

Proximity Data Centres , one of the world ’ s fastest growing regional Edge colocation data centre providers , has announced the opening of its latest facility . Strategically located , Proximity Edge 9 will serve users in and around Bristol as well as throughout the south-west and Wales .

Built on a 3.4 acre site with easy access to Bristol and the M5 / M4 motorways , Proximity Edge 9 has excellent power , cooling and security features . The 90,000 square foot facility is built to Tier 3 standards , has 4 MW of IT capacity including 1 MW of ‘ White Space ’ immediately available and the potential to expand to 20 MW .
It is ideally positioned to support one of the UK ’ s largest regional Edge markets – including a rapidly growing technology sector – with best-in-class colocation
services and excellent low latency connectivity solutions . Multiple Tier 1 connectivity providers are on net including dark fibres with fully diverse links .
“ Our new Bristol site is strategic to ensuring we continue to provide fit-forpurpose Edge colocation facilities close to major conurbations and population areas ,” said John Hall , Managing Director , Colocation at Proximity Data Centres . “ Edge 9 is at the heart of one of the UK ’ s largest and most vibrant regions and ensures we remain on track to meeting our ultimate goal of serving 95 % of the population outside of the London metro region .”
Bristol is the latest data centre on Proximity ’ s expanding network of interconnected regional Edge data centres which currently covers the north , north-west , Midlands , Thames Valley ,
south-west and south Wales . A total of 20 sites will be available nationwide within the next 12 – 18 months , reaching 95 % of the UK population .
These high capacity , scalable and extremely resilient Tier 3 facilities enable enterprise businesses , CDNs , cloud and immersive technology providers to maximise competitive advantage through reduced latency and data transit costs , enhanced operational efficiency and more responsive customer service .
Full on-site support , transition and onboarding is provided , along with server migration services and a straightforward contract with a single set of SLAs covering one or multiple sites . ISO 9001 Quality , 14001 Environmental and 27001 Security compliant , all Proximity ’ s data centre grid electricity is sourced from 100 % renewable providers . �
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