Specialist data centre operator, Infinity announced another milestone in its rapidly expanding footprint with the acquisition of a new data centre in the heart of the UK’s IT corridor, the Thames Valley.
Martin Lynch, CEO at Infinity explained, “The Thames Valley is home to the highest concentration of IT and computing companies in Europe, yet is woefully lacking in modern data centre capacity. Infinity’s network of infrastructure around the M25 allows clients to build a resilient portfolio of solutions from a single provider, to the standards they demand, with a minimal carbon footprint and consequently significant energy savings.”
The new Slough facility is being delivered in conjunction with real estate investment trust, SEGRO and is targeted to be fully operational in mid 2012. It is Infinity’s first operation in the west of London and will meet the demands of businesses in the South of England for high-capacity data centres, with connectivity to multiple ISPs and telecommunications carriers. Spread over two floors, the custom-built 125,000 square feet (11,000 square metres) of technical space is supported by 34MVA of power.
Stuart Sutton COO said “Infinity has proven its operational expertise in delivering and operating high availability solutions to financial services clients in the greater London area. This new facility allows us to bring our unique approach to delivering bespoke solutions to clients coupled with personalised operational support and service management to the Thames Valleys technology community. We look forward to building many new relationships and announcing major contracts wins in the region in the near future.”
Gareth Osborn, Director of SEGRO in the Thames Valley added, “Getting enough power, cooling and fibre to key geographies is a major challenge for data centre operators. Yet, Infinity has demonstrated a unique ability to identify and secure sites very quickly and cost-effectively.”
Gavin Spencer, Senior Business Manager, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group added, “We are delighted to welcome Infinity to Slough. The company’s decision to invest in the Thames Valley and Slough in particular, reflects the strength and vibrancy of the technology sector in this area. Slough has a high concentration of global brands and is a key communication hub with the rest of the M4 corridor.”
SEGRO is Europe’s leading developer and owner of industrial space. The Group is a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), listed on the London Stock Exchange. SEGRO’s portfolio comprises £5.4 billion of predominantly industrial and warehouse assets concentrated in and around major business centres and transportation hubs such as ports, airports and motorway intersections. The Group serves over 1,600 customers spread across many geographies and different industry sectors. It has 5.5 million sq. m of built space and a passing rent roll of £340 million (as at 30 June 2011).
Infinity provides a capital-free, outsourced data centre service to private and public sector organisations. Available as both bespoke and standard offers in short and long term contracts, Infinity focuses on delivering the highest levels of customer service and resilience at the lowest total cost of ownership. Infinity’s service contracts enable businesses to take full advantage of lower operating costs at a time when capital is highly constrained. With one of the most experienced management teams in the industry and backed by two of the UK’s leading financial institutions. Infinity has the capability and depth of funding to provide highly efficient data centre solutions matched to customers’ budget envelopes and operational needs. For further information visit http://www.infinitysdc.com.