The new data centre - to be called LONDON3 - will be located next to the existing VIRTUS LONDON4 in Slough, creating an expandable secure connected campus. Both buildings will be linked and share facilities.
Responding to demand for hyper efficient, metro fibre connected, flexible and scalable colocation space, this new data centre will provide an additional 3,000 NTM (net technical metres) of IT space. It will increase VIRTUS’ portfolio in London to over 50MW across four sites, making it one of the leading providers in the capital.
The data centre will be fitted out in two phases, with the first phase expected to open for business by Summer 2018.
Neil Cresswell, CEO of VIRTUS Data Centres, commented, “The rapid adoption of cloud and digital business across all industries is driving the need for the kind of high quality and innovative data centre space that VIRTUS develops and operates. We have seen increasing demand for high performance solutions as well as more and more requirements to connect to cloud providers and other services. Our data centres are where the cloud lives in London, so they are in high demand from service providers and users wanting to better interconnect their applications and data across public and private clouds, and get closer to their consumers.”
VIRTUS sites in Slough, Hayes and Enfield now serve as a business hub for hundreds of organisations across financial services, the public sector, life sciences and education as well as cloud and IT Services industries, giving access to over 20 public cloud platforms via the majority of global and regional telecommunications providers.
As well as being one of London’s leading colocation providers, VIRTUS is part of the ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) group of companies which collectively has over 50 data centres worldwide. Bruno Lopez, CEO of STT GDC, added, “LONDON3 confirms VIRTUS to be one of the largest hybrid colocation providers in the London metro area delivering high quality, flexible, scalable and highly efficient colocation facilities at the lowest total cost of ownership. Just as VIRTUS is the key cloud hub in London, STT Global Data Centres are where the cloud lives in other major economic hubs such as Singapore, China and India.”