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Telehouse opens fifth Docklands data centre

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Telehouse has opened its fifth data centre in the Blackwall Yard campus in London Docklands.

According to Telehouse, the new site – Telehouse South – is its largest facility yet. The first floor provides capacity for up to 668 racks and 2 MW of power, with a later upgrade scheduled for the end of 2023 to add a further 2.7 MW. At full buildout, the 31,000 sqm facility will provide 12,000 sqm of colocation space and a total power capacity of 18 MW.

Like the company’s other facilities, Telehouse South is powered by 100% renewable energy from wind, solar, biomass and hydro generators.

A network of 7,000 dark fibres, across two diverse routes, interconnects the new facilities with the existing four data centres.

Seigo Fukuhara, European Bloc Chief and Managing Director, KDDI Europe and Telehouse Europe , said of the opening, “London Docklands remains an important strategic location for us and one of the most critical interconnection points in the world. As businesses continue to accelerate their digital transformation post-pandemic and demand for digital services grows, Telehouse South offers enterprises greater efficiency through scalable hybrid cloud infrastructure, with faster access to data and applications and the flexibility to grow.”

Upon completion, Telehouse will have invested £223 million into Telehouse South, with its total investment in the Docklands campus set to reach £1 billion by 2025.

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