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Opinion: Simon Taylor, Next Generation Data - Will London continue as the hub of the data centre marketplace?

Over the past few years there has been much talk of Britain's CIOs rethinking their data centre location strategies and heading for the hills well away from the increasingly space and power-strapped London and South East. The tale of a Promised Land offering much lower costs, access to plentiful and resilient power, high speed fibre connections and less exposure to terror threat is well-known. The big problem is that it has remained exactly that—a land full of promises—leaving many London-bound CIOs to ponder “Where can I move to today that’s any better?”

For all the talk and hype about new out-of-town builds, most have yet to make it any further than the planning stages. Little wonder therefore that most of the clamor to reject London as the epicentre of the data centre market in favour of more remote locations would appear to have fallen on deaf ears.

Source: IT Director

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