Building is now underway on Kao Data’s 16MW carrier-neutral data centre located in Slough, West London.
The new site will echo the operational blueprint of Kao’s Harlow campus, providing an SLA-backed PUE of <1.2, even at partial loads. The facility is also set to be Nvidia DGX-ready and OCP-ready.
Kao has stated the data centre will be powered by 100% renewable energy, with its back-up generators using renewable HVO fuel.
This newest expansion follows Kao’s securement of an investment last year of roughly £130 million from Infratil Limited. In return for the investment, Infratil received a 40% stake in Kao Data, alongside shareholders Legal & General Group and Goldacre.
“The launch of our new Slough data centre offers data-intensive enterprises within the highly sought-after West London Availability Zone, the opportunity to benefit from significant new capacity, as well as the advantage of working with Kao Data’s award-winning, sustainable infrastructure and expert technical and operations teams,” said Lee Myall, CEO, Kao Data.
“With this move we are excited to be strengthening our data centre footprint across the UK and establish ourselves within the world’s second largest data centre hub. Kao Data has seen tremendous growth over the last twelve months, and the launch of our Slough facility is the next step in our continuing development.”