London Data Exchange (LDeX) provider of network independent colocation solutions in London have today announced that their new 22,000sqft data centre facility, named LDeX1, has officially opened. The colocation facility is situated in North London, within the M25 and in close proximity to the Staples Corner junction of the M1.
London Data Exchange provide colocation services to organisations looking to outsource their server and telecommunications equipment to a specialist data centre provider whilst still maintaining ownership and complete control over their hardware and technology.
The purpose built North West London facility has been completely refurbished by LDeX and provides fully managed power backup, cooling, network, fire protection and security infrastructure to protect against downtime to business critical servers, networks and data. Uninterruptable power supplies and diesel generators protect equipment from power outages and high capacity cooling systems manage and regulate the temperature within the building that is also protected by extensive fire protection systems. Rack space solutions are offered from quarter racks up to dedicated, secure suites.
Round the clock security features at the site include full height perimeter fencing, electronic car park barriers, two factor visitor authentication including facial recognition systems, man-trap portals and extensive CCTV systems with virtual perimeter tripwires that link directly to the police when necessary.
Robin Garbutt, CEO at LDeX comments;
“The opening of LDeX1 is a proud moment for all of us at London Data Exchange. Months of planning, design and build have culminated in a highly efficient, extremely resilient and high quality data centre. High levels of diversity and resilience are built in as standard such as N+N UPS backed power supply to each rack in the facility. We guarantee that potential LDeX clients will be pleasantly surprised by our commercial options and pricing for such high quality and resilient colocation in London.
Non-technical space in the building has been utilised to provide convenience facilities for visitors to the site who are able to access the data centre 24 hours a day.
Garbutt continues; “It has been important to us to build a data centre that provides a pleasant working environment for our clients and their engineers, so we’ve built in convenience elements such as dedicated build, storage and de-box areas, a comfortable breakout area with Wi-Fi and hot desks and even dedicated client lockers. As well as being convenient these dedicated purpose areas ensure best practice within the overall data centre environment.”
LDeX have announced plans to open several London data centre colocation facilities within the M25 over the next 5 years to offer a continued supply of affordable colocation solutions within the Capital.