Netwise has announced a brand-new data centre in East London that it hopes to have operational in 2021.
The 13,000 sqft facility will be named Netwise London East (NLE) and will join the company’s existing state of private and partner on-net data centres when it opens next year.
While the company is not yet releasing a full technical specification, it has confirmed that the new centre will be a 1.5MVA build, housing up to 256 rack footprints across four data halls.
It will continue to push focus on hyper-efficient technologies, opting again to deploy an evaporative system for primary cooling, enabling a design capacity PUE as low as 1.05.
All energy will once again be purchased from entirely renewable sources, to match energy commitments at the company’s existing London Central facility.
This will be inner London’s first new data centre for several years, continuing the trend of capacity growth inside the capital.
“This announcement comes off the back of a 12-month planning and design cycle, which involved several site options and design iterations being put through their paces. It’s incredibly exciting to finally reach the point of publicly announcing London East, and to break ground on what will be a long but very rewarding build phase,” noted Matthew Butt, managing director.
The new facility is just a short distance from the large Telehouse Docklands campus, which stands as one of Europe’s most important interconnection locations.
This will also be Netwise’s first foray into carrier neutrality, with NLE being the first of its privately-operated colocation facilities to welcome third-party network operators into the fold. This means that customers will be able to connect in with their own carriers on-location for the first time.
“To say the entire team at Netwise is excited about the new facility is an understatement. Building bespoke data centres is what we do best, and what has enabled us to grow in the way we have, delivering a range of services to our customers that you simply won’t find anywhere else. London East will again take us to the next level in terms of capability and capacity, just as London Central did back in 2016,” added Matt Seaton, senior manager.
Netwise says that it has already received interest from several key anchor tenants regarding space options at the new site, however details are being kept highly confidential.