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Proximity adds 3 more sites to UK regional edge network

Written by Thu 3 Dec 2020

Sites in North West and Midlands and additional 8MW capacity to edge data centre network

UK edge colocation provider Proximity Data Centres has made three more facilities available on its regional edge network.

The new sites in Chester, Liverpool and Coventry join existing sites in Wakefield, Nottingham and Bridgend and add a further 8 MW of IT capacity and 80,000 square feet of technical space.

Proximity aims to have 20 sites live in the next 12 to 18 months close to major UK hubs, ultimately bringing nationwide coverage for those companies seeking to locate data in markets closer to the end-user.

“With the ongoing support of our funding partner, ICG Real Estate, we are locating high quality, high capacity, scalable and extremely resilient regional internet edge data centres within easy reach of enterprise businesses, cloud and content providers,” said John Hall, Managing Director, Proximity Data Centres.

“Ensuring low latency connectivity will help them achieve maximum operational efficiency and deliver excellent customer service – essential for businesses in today’s hyperconnected Digital Economy. ”

Proximity’s network is in high-demand from organisations in technology, government, gaming and industry sectors seeking a low-cost alternative to traditional colocation space, Hall added.

The provider serves customers needing both specific regional data centre services or multi-site access.

Edge Sites are built to tier 3 industry standards and are ISO 9001 Quality, 14001 Environmental and 27001 Security compliant. Electricity is sourced from renewable providers and each site develops renewable energy solutions, including battery storage, solar and wind power wherever possible, the company claims.

“We are committed to ensuring Proximity Data Centres has access to the financial resources necessary to meet the growing demand for high quality edge data centre capacity in the UK,” Kevin Crowley, Head of Partnership Capital UK at ICG Real Estate.

“Supporting Proximity’s experienced management team in continuing to identify and acquire further quality sites in key regions is a top priority for ICG-Longbow.”

Written by Thu 3 Dec 2020

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