Manchester cloud hosting and data centre operator, TeleData, has announced the start of a 7000ft2 data centre expansion project at its Delta House facility in Wythenshawe, increasing its offering at a time where the firm says, capacity is nearing a critical point – particularly in Manchester.
The project, into which the business will be investing up to £2 Million, will bring online up to 200 server racks for customers, in a range of configurations, within highly resilient Tier 3 space – news which is also attracting additional fibre providers to the data centre. These fibre providers are investing heavily into the expansion of their own networks to deliver diverse solutions to network intensive clients hosted at the carrier neutral facility, increasing high capacity connectivity and dark fibre options for TeleData customers.
The expansion will make use of the most advanced technologies available to ensure maximum efficiencies, and the entire facility will benefit from a number of non-disruptive changes to power and cooling systems to improve resilience even further. The business is also implementing advanced monitoring systems and intelligent Building Management Systems (BMS) which will make TeleData one of the most intelligent facilities in the UK, bringing together monitoring and alerting processes that are enhanced by machine learning.
Matt Edgley, TeleData Commercial Director commented; “TeleData is expanding at a time when available data centre capacity is nearing a critical point, particularly in Manchester, with a serious lack of new investment into high quality supply coming from other providers in the region. As the world emerges from the current pandemic situation, data centres form an increasingly important part of the national fabric, enabling remote and flexible working with high capacity networking and compute solutions to ensure peace of mind. Customers who are serious about their technology, the environment and effective continuity of key services should be considering TeleData as a provider as we strive to keep our facility ahead of the technology curve. Our new data centres will be able to accommodate anything from quarter racks and half racks to dedicated suites or rooms, and phase one of the expansion will be complete in Q4 of 2020.”
This announcement comes after the firm made a six figure investment into its cloud platform in 2019, as well as a £1.2 Million investment into energy efficiencies – TeleData recently became the first UK colocation facility to join the smart grid with battery storage, as part of a project to improve environmental efficiencies with low loss transformer and voltage optimisation, boosting the resilience of the facility by improving the shelf life of equipment, while reducing unnecessary energy waste and optimising the incoming power supply.
TeleData has also recently announced the release of private cloud and private cloud desktop products to expand its portfolio even further and provide key solutions that are designed to help businesses accelerate their digital transformation.
Based in Wythenshawe, TeleData provides colocation, cloud hosting, workplace recovery and data centre services to businesses across the UK. The firm’s solutions are designed to enable organisations to protect their applications, data and online presence from the damaging effects of downtime, and to make the most effective and efficient use of technology with secure and scalable hosting platforms tailored to business critical needs. The building has some of the most sophisticated security of any data centre in Europe, with an on-site police-linked, NSI Gold Approved, BS5979 certified control room and alarm receiving centre making TeleData unique in the UK.