Web hosting provider Computacenter (www.computacenter.com) announced on Monday that it will expand its Romford, UK data center, located 30 minutes from London.
This announcement comes a week after data center operator Next Generation Data announced its plans to invest nearly $20 million to expand its Wales data center.
According to the press release, the 7,500 square foot , Tier IV data center first opened in January 2010 and has already reached capacity.
A report by DatacenterDynamics says the expansion will add 200 racks to the existing 330 racks of space.
“Despite the adverse economic conditions, many companies are still expanding their data center requirements, putting space within easy reach of London at a premium,” Simon Brickett, head of data center managed services said in a statement. “With recent outages in high-profile web services, many organizations are looking for more reliable facilities with four-nines availability, redundant power and reliable HVAC.”
“We have seen great demand for space from many large financial services firms and see no sign of this trend abating in the near future, as organizations continue to seek reliable and available data centers,” Brickett added. “The new hall offers ample space and power in the only Uptime Institute accredited Tier IV data center in the UK.”
In May, Web host UK Grid revealed its plans to open a new London data center in the third quarter of 2011. Also in May, colocation firm Sentry42 opened its UK data center in Norwich, Norfolk.