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Proximity bolsters colocation capacity with acquisition of Swindon edge data centre

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Proximity Data Centres acquires Swindon data centre

Proximity Data Centres has announced the acquisition of a new edge data centre located in Swindon, which the company says will bolster colocation capacity in the region. 

The 89,000 sqft facility in Swindon provides capacity for up to 2,000 racks, and offers a total of 7 MW of power, although Proximity says that this has the potential to increase to 14 MW should it be needed. 

The Swindon centre, as with all Proximity data centres, has been built to Tier 3 industry standards and ISO 9001 Quality, 14001 Environmental and 27001 Security compliant, while all data centre grid electricity is sourced from 100% renewable providers. 

Colocation capacity is desperately needed in the busy M4 corridor, with many of the world’s top companies located in the region. Given many data centres located around Slough and West London are highly congested, this new Swindon centre will offer much-needed capacity. 

Additionally, Proximity notes that its new centre is ideally located near the major R&D hub of Harwell, where numerous organisations dedicated to biotech, genome and space tech are located. 

“Our new Swindon edge data centre offers enterprise, research, content and cloud service provider organisations a compelling proposition,” said John Hall, Managing Director, Colocation at Proximity Data Centres.    

“Proximity Edge7 has outstanding environmental and sustainability credentials combined with excellent connectivity in a strategic location. This makes it ideally suited for accommodating overflow and edge colocation business from the overcrowded data centre cluster in Slough as well as offering resilient low latency solutions to research organisations in the vicinity.”  

Swindon joins Proximity’s expanding network of interconnected regional edge data centres which includes sites in Bridgend, Nottingham, Rugby, Liverpool, Chester Gates and Wakefield. The company expects to have 20 sites available within the next 12 months, all in proximity to major conurbation areas. This allows customers to ensure low latency and optimised data transit costs, in line with their growing requirements to maximise competitive advantage by moving data, applications and content closer to the user.

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