Data Center company and part of ST Telemedia Global Data Centres Group, VIRTUS Data Centres announced that the company is expanding its Slough data center campus with LONDON11. With the company’s other LONDON3, LONDON4, LONDON9, and LONDON10 already live, or in the final stages, VIRTUS has accelerated this latest project to meet the customer demand.
13MW of new capacity
VIRTUS stated that the new data center will add over 13MW of new capacity within 5,500 square meters of net technical space. With LONDON11 Slough campus will provide a total of over 77.5MW of power and 32,150 square meters of net technical space. The latest addition increases the company’s total data center capacity to over 178MW and 77,000 square meters across its UK locations.
The new facility will be certified to seven international ISO standards. VIRTUS also plans to roll out ISO 22301 and ISO 45001 certifications to all live facilities in 2021, adding to the already existing five certifications: ISO 14001, ISO 50001, ISO 9001, ISO 27001, and ISO 20000-1. Neil Cresswell, CEO, VIRTUS Data Centres, said,
“The start of building LONDON11 is a significant milestone in a busy year for VIRTUS. Throughout the COVID-19 epidemic our focus on operational excellence has enabled us to provide safe, reliable service to our valued customers, from our five live data centers, whilst also safely bringing two additional new data centers live in the past six months. An additional three sites are scheduled to go live in the next 12 months, followed by LONDON11 in 2022. We continue to see increasing demand for quality colocation at scale in the London data center market, driven by remote working, accelerating digital transformation, and Brexit, amongst other factors. We have worked hard in the last five years to provide this continuous runway of state-of-the-art, well-connected data centers, in key UK locations where there is a limited supply, stretching out years into the future, and with the backing of STT GDC, we will continue to support our customers as they scale and grow.”