Cloud, hosting and colocation experts, Pulsant has completed the first phase of a £14 million, three year investment programme to create a new South London Data Centre Campus at its existing site in Croydon. Once complete, the facility will offer over 8,400m² of data centre space increasing the group total to over 34,000 m², making Pulsant one of the largest private data centre operators in the UK.
Ideal for businesses in London and its immediate surrounds, the site features advanced cooling, power management and security systems. These include diverse power supplies, cold aisle containment and server pods, to optimise server performance and control costs. By 2014, it will provide eight separate data halls, supporting a total of 1,680 racks at between 2 and 10Kw per rack. As a dedicated campus site, it also offers on-site technical teams, enterprise class processes and comfortable facilities for clients’ IT staff, including; parking, rest rooms, kitchen and facilities, dedicated offices and meeting rooms.
Mark Howling, CEO at Pulsant, comments, “The scale of our facility allows customers to consume capacity to suit their requirements. Options range from single racks and cages to fully customised private data suites and even dedicated data halls. This flexibility is achieved with our funding structure and modular build process, which creates capacity options that transcend the traditional divide of retail and wholesale providers. Customers can consume on either a usage or fixed cost basis and for larger kilowatt (Kw) power requirements, which is traditionally associated with larger wholesale transactions. The key difference being that we offer extremely flexible terms whilst still maintaining a highly competitive price.”
Already servicing Pulsant’s existing London-based clients, Phase 1 of the facility is now available for occupation by colocation customers. Pulsant has a 25 year lease agreement, full planning consent and capital investment for all four phases of the development project which completes in 2015.