British colocation provider Virtus is planning to spend £500 million ($645m) on a network of five data centers in London. All of the new facilities - including some that have been previously announced - will be constructed simultaneously over the next two years, marking this as one of the larg...
Company: VIRTUS Data Centres Ltd
Metro: London: Slough
Country: United Kingdom
Region: Western Europe
Short Code: London 3; London 4
Address: 14 Liverpool Rd, Slough SL1 4PF, UK
Gross SqFt: 230,000
Usable SqFt: 92,000
Total Power: 27.2 Megawatts
The datacenter first opened in 2014 by Infinity SDC, but in 2015 VIRTUS acquired the site which is now called London 3. London3 is the closest (non-Equinix) facilities to Equinix's LD4 making it an option to be part of the financial trading ecosystem, but colocated outside of Equinix.
VIRTUS London 4 is across the street in the former IO datacenter sold to Equinix. London4 is now in Equinix LD10.
- 40 MVA incoming diversely routed supply from National Grid.
- 27 MW of IT load.
- Centralized N+N in line UPS plant.
- Centralized N+1 HV standby diesel generators with 48 hour run time at full load.
- Priority fuel contracts.