NTT Communications subsidiary, e-shelter, a European data center colocation operator with presence in all key city-markets of the DACH-region leveraging 300MW of power capacity to deliver scalable data center solutions, has announced the development of a new, large data center campus in the UK.
Located in Dagenham, East London, just 15km from London Docklands, the new e-shelter data center campus will be known as ‘UK London 1 Data Center’ (London 1) and is capable of up to 24,000 sq. meters IT space and 60MW IT load once fully developed.
The data center development project also involves Gyron, the NTT Com owned UK operator which is currently being integrated with e-shelter to create a combined pan-European operating platform
e-shelter’s new data center campus will offer diverse dark fiber routes to London’s key internet exchange sites (IXs) and will also be connected to the five existing Gyron data centers in Hemel Hempstead and Slough, creating a networked London operating platform of significant capacity and able to support over 100MW of IT load.
The new data center build in Dagenham once again represents rapid growth and significant investment in the European data center infrastructure by NTT Com, as this large-scale international expansion in London joins ongoing construction projects in Amsterdam (40MW) and Frankfurt (60MW). In March this year, e-shelter acquired a 40,000 square meters development site in Amsterdam Schiphol-Rijk and secured planning permission for 16,000 square meters of IT space across two buildings. Construction of this colocation facility, e-shelter’s first in the Netherlands is now underway....
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