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Datum to open sites in Manchester & Farnborough

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Datum Group has announced plans to open two new data centre facilities, located in Manchester and Farnborough.

Datum acquired Manchester-based Teledata in September last year, and the new Manchester facility – MCR2 – will be located at the Teledata site. It will provide 4 MW of power over 1,000 server racks.

The second site in Farnborough, FRN2, will provide 600 racks on the ground floor, with room to double this capacity on the first floor.

The sites are scheduled to go live in March 2024.

Dominic Phillips, CEO of Datum said, “This planned expansion will offer much-needed additional capacity to serve immediate market needs. As a data centre provider, we have a responsibility to our clients to ensure that continuous capacity is available. Manchester is the second most economically active area in the UK and we’re working hard to grow our facilities in line with regional demand.”

Matt Edgley, Director for Teledata added, “Teledata’s acquisition by Datum Datacentres presents a huge opportunity for growth – not just at a business level, but for our clients and also regionally. Data centre space in Manchester is becoming harder to secure with capacity in the area nearing critical point. This expansion will help us to support our clients’ growth by providing enterprise grade colocation through our network of geodiverse, high security data centres.”

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