Proximity acquires regional edge data centre in Swindon

20 September 2021

Proximity Data Centres has announced the addition of a site in Swindon - an 89,000 sq ft facility that  provides capacity for up to 2000 racks.

A total of 7MW power is currently available with potential to increase to 14M, the company said. 

Proximity addded that "with excellent road and rail infrastructure and easy access to digital fibre routes connecting London to Ireland and the USA, Proximity’s latest Tier 3 facility - Proximity Edge7 - is ideally positioned to serve businesses along and near to the M4 corridor".

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Vantage 'to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030'

02 September 2021

Amanda Sutton, senior director of sustainability, Vantage Data Centers

Amanda Sutton, senior director of sustainability, Vantage Data Centers

Vantage Data Centers, the global provider of hyperscale data centre campuses and owner of the largest data centre in Europe, said it will achieve net zero carbon emissions globally by 2030.

With Vantage’s commitment to net zero carbon emissions, the company, which has a one million sq ft campus near Cardiff, said it not only actively work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but will also invest in technologies and projects that remove carbon from the atmosphere.

The firm's goal specifically targets reductions for emissions that the company directly controls, Scope 1 and 2 emissions, as well as reductions that it can guide or influence throughout its supply chain. Vantage is creating interim reduction targets that are in alignment with the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi) methodology, which defines and promotes emissions reduction in line with climate science.

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Council data centre in Victorian swimming baths

27 August 2021

The Ashton Old Baths in West Ashtonunder-Lyne has been converted into a tech hub, containing a Tier III data centre that will house local council infrastructure. It was supplied by data centre specialist Sudlows to Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. 

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Digital and data centre opens at Exeter College

27 August 2021

Minister Gillian Keegan Officially Opens £10.3m Institute of Technology Digital and Data Centre

Minister Gillian Keegan Officially Opens £10.3m Institute of Technology Digital and Data Centre

A brand new digital and data centre has opened as part of a new £10.3m Institute of Technology Digital and Data Centre at Exeter College.

The South West Institute of Technology Digital and Data Centre, affectionately known as SWIoT, is in a flagship building leading the way in helping to widen opportunities in the industry across the region.

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