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Custodian Data Centres to build data centre in Kent

Custodian DA2
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Custodian Data Centres has plans to expand its operations in Kent with a 10MW carrier-neutral data centre in Dartford.

The new site, dubbed DA2, is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2022 and will join Custodian’s 2MW Maidstone facility.

According to Custodian, the facility will operate at a PUE rating of below 1.3, and be powered by 100% renewable energy feeds once operational. It will utilise a chilled water-cooling system alongside hot and cold-aisle containment solutions.

The company has said that DA2 data centre will meet Tier III standards and will be ISO 27001 accredited, PCI DSS, and Cyber Essentials Plus certified once complete.

When all build phases are complete, the carrier- neutral DA2 will be able to host up to 800 racks, with a full capacity of 10MW.

“Uptime, digital security and energy efficiency are shaping the business environment,” said Rowland Kinch, CEO at Custodian Data Centres.

“As businesses look toward their post-pandemic future and re-draw their digital transformation roadmaps, it’s now a commercial imperative to have a data centre partner that can underpin their growth with agile mission-critical infrastructure. At Custodian, we believe that our service-first ethos offers a step-change for the data centre market, and that our new DA2 facility offers a competitive choice for organisations looking to step away from the crowded London Docklands.” 

Robert Williams, Technical Director at Custodian, added: “At Custodian we want to empower businesses to grow, and we do so by offering them agile mission-critical infrastructure combined with unparalleled technical service.

“With a dedicated, on-site M&E team who are primed to deliver bespoke infrastructure suites, including built-to-suit options, our DA2 facility will ensure customers have the power, cooling, security, connectivity and support to thrive in a post-pandemic world.”

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