US bank takes large custom data hall at NGD

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Next Generation Data (NGD) has announced the completion of a further large custom data hall for a major international bank. The US-owned bank’s continued migration to NGD is in line with its ongoing requirement for ensuring UK data sovereignty, low-latency and access to abundant space and power in order to future-proof further expansion.

Early last year the bank commenced consolidation of its UK data centre estate with a significant number of racks being relocated to NGD’s facility in an initial custom-designed 500kW hall.

Located in the Cardiff Capital Region, NGD is a purpose-built carrier-neutral Tier 3 facility offering 750,000 sq feet (gross internal area) of highly secure and cost-effective space housing up to 22,000 racks.

Among its many features are a high capacity 180 MVA power supply direct from the super grid and sourced from 100 per cent renewable energy; and a variety of on-site high-speed, low latency carrier interconnects.

NGD’s Commercial Director, Simon Bearne, commented: “NGD’s highly secure out of town location, scale and large power capacity are enabling the bank to continue growing their footprint with us, cost-effectively and with confidence. The quality of high speed connectivity available direct to site, by providers with proven track-records in servicing the financial sector, was also a crucial consideration.”

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