15 January 2021
NTT has launched London 1 Data Centre, which will more than triple its UK data centre footprint. The milestone in a commitment to invest £500 million into new UK data centres follows the confirmation of a trade deal between the UK and Japan and it is expected that the new NTT London 1 centre will go on to employ 100 people with technical and operational skills.
Based in Dagenham, east London, it is close to an already established internet hub, which facilitates the majority of the London Internet Exchange’s (LINX) infrastructure. The new centre will have 25,600 sqm of IT space and a maximum IT load of 64 MW once fully operational.
“The London 1 Data Centre is the latest addition to our NTT global portfolio,” said Masaaki Moribayashi, senior executive vice president, services for NTT. “Offering flexible, scalable and secure infrastructure along with customizable solutions, London 1 Data Centre has been designed to accommodate a wide range of NTT clients and partners, from large scale cloud/SaaS providers to enterprise clients who require full-stack services such as managed hybrid cloud solutions with global network services delivered from an industry leading and carrier-neutral colocation facility. It is a great advantage that we can provide a variety of cloud infrastructure services such as private cloud, public cloud, and colocation within the same data centre.”
Florian Winkler, chief executive officer of the global data centres EMEA division of NTT added: “We’re extremely proud to be opening London 1 Data Centre. UK data centers are a critical enabler of global business and ensure business continuity 365 days a year. The pandemic has demonstrated the vital importance of effective connectivity and reliable infrastructure for businesses to operate.”
Its operations will provide businesses with physical and technical infrastructure that’s supported by N+1 UPS systems and generator backup, while promising to only utilise guaranteed renewable power.