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Proximity Edge 8
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Proximity Data Centres has unveiled a new edge data centre in Birmingham – Proximity Edge 8.

The site will be situated close to major fibre networks, including BT, ITS, Lumen, Virgin and Zayo, as well as various regional fibre providers.

The facility is accredited to The Uptime Institute Tier 3 specifications and has capacity for up to 2,000 racks in three separate data halls. It provides 6MW of IT power with potential to increase to 12MW.

“Located midway between London and Manchester, our new Birmingham edge colocation facility will serve as an ideal low latency communications hub for organisations such as hyperscalers, CDNs and gaming providers looking to bring data, services and content closer to users around the country – while also optimising data transit efficiencies and costs,” said John Hall, managing director, Colocation at Proximity Data Centres.

 He added: “Businesses and managed cloud providers within the Birmingham conurbation area will also benefit from the wide choice of connectivity available from both major carriers, as well as local connectivity providers. Proximity Edge 8 will help them increase competitive advantage with low latency connections and high-speed bandwidth to ensure their data and applications are always highly responsive to users.” 

Proximity states it expects to have 20 data centre sites across the UK available within the next 12 months. 

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