Feeds

Telehouse plans £80m London data centre expansion

Bigging it up

Next gen security for virtualised datacentres

Telehouse Europe is to invest £80m ($162m) in a facility that will almost double the size of its London Docklands data centre.

The development will see the construction of a new eight-storey, 12,000m2 data centre, dubbed Telehouse South, adjacent to its two existing data centres in Docklands.

Construction will begin later this year and the new facility is scheduled to come on-stream around the start of 2010. Telehouse will market the hosting facility to City-based financial institutions, online and media businesses, global enterprises, and organisations involved in the London 2012 Olympics.

Project managers working on Telehouse South hope to deploy the latest communications, monitoring, and resilient power and cooling technologies, as well as adopt the latest environmental standards and best practices.

Telehouse's facility in London Docklands has become the biggest internet communications hub in Europe, with over 700 customers including telecoms carriers, ISPs, media companies, and corporate customers.

Telehouse is also home to the London Internet Exchange (LINX), one of the world's largest Internet Exchange Points. Demand for more secure hosting facilities is beginning to outstrip supply, according to the firm.

Tokuji Mitsui, managing director of Telehouse Europe, said: "Business requirements for outsourced and highly secure, resilient data centres, coupled with the massive growth in business and consumer internet services, has led to demand significantly outstripping supply in London – one of the world's key financial and media centres."

In parallel with the London expansion, Telehouse will invest in an additional 15,000m2 of new facilities near Paris and open its first data centre in Singapore, with a 1,500m2 building. Telehouse recently opened a data centre in Beijing and already operates in New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

In the longer term, additional expansion across nine countries in South East Asia, Eastern Europe, and emerging markets is also planned. By 2010 Telehouse aims to be running data centre facilities occupying a total of 100,000m2. ®

Gartner critical capabilities for enterprise endpoint backup

More from The Register

next story
The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?
Sysadmins, you're either fighting fires or seen as incompetents now
Microsoft: Azure isn't ready for biz-critical apps … yet
Microsoft will move its own IT to the cloud to avoid $200m server bill
Shoot-em-up: Sony Online Entertainment hit by 'large scale DDoS attack'
Games disrupted as firm struggles to control network
Cutting cancer rates: Data, models and a happy ending?
How surgery might be making cancer prognoses worse
Silicon Valley jolted by magnitude 6.1 quake – its biggest in 25 years
Did the earth move for you at VMworld – oh, OK. It just did. A lot
Forrester says it's time to give up on physical storage arrays
The physical/virtual storage tipping point may just have arrived
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup
IT departments are embracing cloud backup, but there’s a lot you need to know before choosing a service provider. Learn all the critical things you need to know.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?