IONOS and its UK subsidiary Fasthosts have opened a new data centre at Worcester Six Business Park, Worcestershire.
The 30,729 sqft modular data centre – situated on a 43,708 sqft site – represents a £21 million investment in the local area.
The facility will use HVO diesel for its generators and features solar photovoltaic panels, which will account for up to 10% of the energy use at the site. According to a statement from IONOS, “All necessary carbon used for the construction of the building envelope has been compensated.”
Plans for the site were originally put forward in 2020, and work began on the facility in quarter one of 2021.IONOS and Fasthosts have now begun migrating data from their current data centre, located in Gloucester.
Henning Kettler, Chief Technology Officer at IONOS, said: “We are delighted to officially announce the opening of our new site in Worcester, which demonstrates our ongoing commitment to our customer’s needs, the UK market, and ongoing investment into infrastructure and jobs within the industry.
“Not only will the centre host one of the largest cloud platforms in Europe, but we’re incredibly proud of the features which have created the most modern, environmentally friendly IONOS data centre to date.”
Simon Yeoman, Fasthosts Chief Executive Officer, added, “It’s fantastic to be able to bring our customers along with us as we take a big step into the future with the launch of this state-of-the-art data centre. Thanks to the building’s clever modular design, it is now home to a separate, dedicated data centre ‘module’ that has been created specifically for Fasthosts customers.
“In setting up our new Worcester data centre, we are now in the process of migrating our existing Gloucester data centre to the new location. A lot of expertise and attention has gone into the migration planning process and businesses will certainly enjoy the benefits in the long run when they unlock the raft of benefits such as increased connectivity, improved uptime, and top-tier products, underpinned by more sustainable hosting.”