Virtus Data Centres has announced the launch of its fourth facility. The new data centre – to be called London3 – will be located next to the existing Virtus LONDON4 in Slough, creating an expandable secure connected campus. Both buildings will be linked and share facilities.
Responding to demand for hyper efficient, metro fibre connected, flexible and scalable colocation space, this new data centre will provide an additional 3,000 NTM (net technical metres) of IT space. It will increase the London portfolio to over 50MW across four sites. The data centre will be fitted out in two phases, with the first phase expected to open for business by Summer 2018.
Virtus sites in Slough, Hayes and Enfield now serve as a business hub for hundreds of organisations across financial services, the public sector, life sciences and education as well as cloud and IT Services industries, giving access to over 20 public cloud platforms via the majority of global and regional telecommunications providers.
Virtus’ CEO, Neil Cresswell, commented: “The rapid adoption of cloud and digital business across all industries is driving the need for the kind of high quality and innovative data centre space that Virtus develops and operates. We have seen increasing demand for high performance solutions as well as more and more requirements to connect to cloud providers and other services.”