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20 August 2012
Level 3 Communications has added to its UK data centre portfolio with a facility in Hayes, West London.
The facility is located on the
carrier’s major fibre route across the Atlantic
and its low latency routes into the Chi-X trading platform in
One of the main drivers for its construction is to cater to
demand from US based companies looking to increase their global
operations using Level 3’s international network
"The new Level 3 facility is set to service the rapidly growing
demand for enterprise ready data centre space in London, a
major European market," said James Heard, Level 3 regional
president of EMEA. "Being located on Level 3's fibre network
will provide enterprises and service providers access to data
recovery, replication, storage and redundancy, backed by a
global fibre network," said James Heard, regional president of
EMEA at Level 3.
The Hayes facility features high power density cabinets and
suites, 24/7 security and maintenance support and will provide
additional capacity to Level 3’s three existing
central London data centres.
Level 3 believes that the facility’s location will
provide excellent connectivity for financial services companies
looking to access European and North American markets.