Monday, November 26, 2012

aql to Build Huge Data Center in Leeds, UK

aql confirmed plans for a massive, £43 million data center to be built in the city of Leeds, England.  The company has three existing data centres in the city, but these are expected to be fully populated by mid-2013.  The new DC4 data center will consist of two six storey buildings totalling 120,000 square feet (11,100 m2)  of space.  The new buildings will be connected to aql’s existing city sites (DC1, 2 and 3) by a private fiber loop.  Project completion is expected in 2014.

aql said it is  working with Leeds and Partners to drive forward the region’s digital strategy and the new centre – one of the UK’s largest independent data centres – could attract more major players in the industry to join existing names such as Cogent, SSE Telecom, Level (3), Janet and Fujitsu.