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Proximity adds 8MW capacity to UK edge data centre network

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Proximity Data Centres Limited has announced the immediate availability of three more high quality facilities.

The new sites in Liverpool, Chester and Coventry add a further 8 megawatts (MW) of IT load capacity and more than 80,000-sqf of net technical space to the company’s UK network of strategically located internet edge data centres.

These latest acquisitions join the company’s Wakefield, Nottingham and Bridgend locations, adding a further 21 employees who are predominantly in engineering and operational roles, according to the company.     

 “In these uncertain times we are especially pleased to have successfully completed our latest edge data centre acquisitions,” said John Hall, Managing Director, Proximity Data Centres.

“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.

“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.” 

The company added that the announcement is in line with its growth strategy, which will expand Proximity’s UK network of regional edge data centres to 20 sites within the next 12 to 18 months.

The company plans to offer UK-wide coverage with all its edge data centres selected for their proximity to major conurbation areas.    

“Our customer pipeline is growing rapidly as organisations from many different sectors, including technology, government, gaming and industry, strive to increase and maintain their competitive edge,” added Hall.

“By bringing data closer to their users they gain the added benefits of fast connectivity and lower data transit costs compared to using centralised colocation facilities. At the same time, they can make considerable financial savings on colocation space, especially compared to LondonM25.” 

He also said that Proximity’s two new North West data centres will prove very attractive to public and private sector businesses in the region as they take advantage of the growing fibre infrastructure capacity around Greater Manchester and Merseyside.

Each data centre develops renewable energy solutions, including battery storage, solar and wind power wherever possible, the company revealed.  

Kevin Crowley, Head of Partnership Capital UK at ICG Real Estate said, “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.

“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.”

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