Virtus Data Centres has announced that its Stockley Park campus is now online, with the first pre-let customer to be live imminently. Virtus London 5 and London 6 are the first two data centres to open on the campus, delivering 40 MW of IT capacity between them.
London 5 and London 6 will bring Virtus’ total IT load capacity in the London area to 90MW. With plans for another 25MW at London 7 on the Stockley Park Campus well underway, this will bring the total London portfolio to 115MW. The campus has the secured power capacity to increase to 120MVA of incoming power from diverse grid connection points and 70,000m2 of data centre space. It is design certified to Uptime Institute Tier III standard and will help customers future proof their expansion options for flexible colocation on a site that has the scale to deliver longer term capacity.
The data centre campus is strategically located at the intersection of UK telecom carriers outer London resilient fibre loops and the lowest latency fibre paths between Slough and London. The mega campus is built to cater for the connectivity requirements of all businesses, from hyper-scalers to proprietary and high frequency trading companies. Access to telecoms duct and high-count fibre is an essential part of Virtus’ colocation offering and the company has deployed a multi-subducted infrastructure solution to offer resilient access to all carriers from launch.
With easy access to public cloud platforms through Virtus Cloud Connect, this location provides an ideal data centre option for hybrid IT deployments. The VIRTUS campus will also be immersion technology ready; providing the ability deploy immersion infrastructure to improve density and efficiency.
Virtus reports that its continued expansion has been fuelled, in part, by the unprecedented rate of growth of enterprise cloud adoption, with Virtus becoming home in London to major public clouds, as well as enterprise private clouds.