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Kao Data expands Harlow Campus with second 10MW data centre

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Construction is underway on a second 10MW facility at Kao Data’s Harlow data centre campus.

The new facility, KLON-02, will provide 10MW of capacity as well as 1,800 racks of IT equipment across 3,400 sqm of space. Once fully operational, the site will be NVIDIA DGX-Ready and OCP-Ready.

KLON-02 will feature an energy efficient, sustainable design, including the use of 100% renewable energy and hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) in its backup generators.

The carrier-neutral data centre will provide access to networks such as BT Openreach, euNetworks, Jisc/Janet, the London Internet Exchange (LINX), LUMEN and Vorboss. Kao’s partnership with Megaport will also deliver connectivity to major Tier I and Tier II cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Alibaba Cloud.

Kao’s latest site follows the company’s launch of its Slough data centre in February and its recent investment from Infratil Limited.

“The expansion of our Harlow campus is another strategic milestone in Kao Data’s evolution as we continue to scale the business’s high performance data centre offering across the UK and Europe,” said Lee Myall, CEO at Kao Data.

“With our second 10MW facility in Harlow following the launch of our 16MW data centre in Slough closely, Kao Data is bringing advanced colocation capacity at industrial scale to the west and east of London.”

“KLON-02 will build on the award-winning design and build principles of our KLON-01 facility, offering greater efficiencies for our customers’ colocation environments,” added Paul Finch, COO at Kao Data.

“It’s exciting to be able to continue to innovate within our construction, engineering, and technical principles, and I am confident our second facility at Harlow will raise the bar again for sustainable, energy efficient data centres.”

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