6 February 2023, Farnborough, UK: The Datum Group, a leading provider of service-enhanced colocation, has announced plans to open two new data centre facilities in 2024. The move will see the company expand its service-enhanced colocation offering to meet the growing demand for data centre space and follows Datum’s announcement in 2022 of its acquisition of Teledata, a colocation data centre in Manchester.
The two new facilities (FRN2 and MCR2) will be located on the sites of the Datum Group's existing data centres in Farnborough (FRN1) and Manchester (MCR1). They will provide Datum’s clients with even greater choice and flexibility when it comes to choosing a colocation provider.
FRN2, link detached to Datum’s flagship Farnborough facility, will provide 600 footprints on the ground floor, with scope to double this capacity on the first floor. All data halls will provide an average power density of 3.5kW/footprint, capability to deliver high density compute of up to 30kW/footprint, and Tier 3+ resilience.
MCR2 will be located at the Teledata site in Manchester and will offer up to 25,000 ft2 of space, 4MVA of power and over 1,000 new server racks in both high and standard density.
Datum Group's CEO, Dominic Phillips, said:
"Our decision to open two new data centre facilities is a response to the strong demand we are seeing for our services and will allow us to support our clients’ growth by providing enterprise grade colocation through our network of high security data centres. By expanding our footprint across the UK, we will be able to offer an even wider range of services and solutions that can be tailored to individual client needs."
Matt Edgley, Director at Teledata, commented:
“This expansion will allow us to build on our excellent reputation in Manchester for providing premium colocation services. Our new facilities in Farnborough and Manchester will provide even more businesses with the high-quality data centre services they need to grow and succeed.”
The Datum Group acquired Teledata in September 2022. This was Datum’s first regional bolt-on expansion and forms part of the Group’s growth strategy since its acquisition by UBS Asset Management in 2021.
About the Datum Group
The Datum Group has been delivering service-enhanced colocation from its highly engineered, London-edge data centre (a connection-rich, carrier and cloud neutral facility with latency to the City of London of less than one millisecond) within Cody Technology Park in Farnborough since 2012. It acquired Teledata (a colocation data centre in Manchester) in 2022; its first regional bolt-on acquisition giving the Group colocation facilities in the two most economically active regions of the UK. Datum has a track record of supporting clients as they embark on revitalising their IT to meet market and competitive demands, delivering a proven platform for their digital transformation projects. Datum is trusted by an impressive and growing client list of organisations from the private and public sectors, serving vertical markets from finance and insurance through IT security services, defence, and engineering, and including companies from the FTSE 250 and Fortune 500.
Established in 2004, Teledata is an ISO27001 Tier 3 standard data centre facility in Manchester providing premium colocation, cloud hosting and data centre services to businesses across the UK. It is the only data centre globally to offer an NSI Gold Approved BS5979 Security and Operations Control Centre (SOC) on-site and is Manchester’s only premium independent data centre. In 2019 Teledata made a six-figure investment into its cloud platform - CloudActiv - as well as a £1.5 million investment into energy efficiencies. Teledata recently became the first colocation facility in the UK to join the smart grid with battery storage, as part of a project to improve environmental efficiencies with low loss transformer and voltage optimisation, boosting the resilience of the facility by improving the shelf life of equipment, while reducing unnecessary energy waste and optimising the incoming power supply.
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