Kao offers new Slough site

21 February 2022

Kao Data, the specialist developer and operator of data centres for enterprise, cloud, HPC and AI, has opened availability of a 16 Megawatt (MW), carrier-neutral data centre in Slough.

The launch marks a new beginning for Kao Data following the recent investment of approximately £130m from global infrastructure business Infratil and will expand its data centre platform into this data centre hub. The build, now underway, will provide customers with an SLA-backed PUE of <1.2, even at partial loads.

From a sustainability standpoint, the new facility will use an ultra-efficient cooling system, be powered by 100% renewable energy, with its backup power generators powered by hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) from the outset, removing fossil fuels in their entirety.