Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tata Communications Expands with London 2 Data Centre

Tata Communications announced it plans for London 2, a Tier-3 data centre, that will provide a state-of-the-art environment for supporting mission critical infrastructures, with advanced cooling, power, redundancy, and sustainability features to ensure that Tata Communications client's critical systems and applications are readily available while optimizing energy efficiency. The 21,400 square foot London 2 data centre will be ready for service during the second quarter of 2009. Located 25 miles from London, the highly secure data centre facility was built by Digital Realty Trust, the world's largest wholesale data centre provider, and contains two individually segregated, maintainable data halls that receive six megawatts of power from diversely routed supplies.

As Tata Communications third data centre opened in the UK, London 2 brings the company's total data centre footprint in the region to over 50,000 square feet. The company owns and operates data centres on three continents totaling nearly one million square feet of space.

Tata Communications said it has seen a dramatic growth in the number of UK companies looking to outsource their hosted IT operations as they look to rationalize costs and free up capital. Increasingly, the lack of power in the City of London has seen many firms seek to move operations outside the M25 and into a managed service environment to lower their cost of ownership, improve performance and reduce downtime of their IT investment.

  • On February 12, Tata Communications' announced plans to invest USD $180 million in development of data centre and associated services in Singapore.

  • Tata Communications' Global Network encompasses one of the largest submarine cable networks, a Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 300 Pops, and more than 1 million square feet of data centre and colocation facilities.


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