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Pulsant invests £4.5m in Manchester facility

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Pulsant has expanded its Trafford Park data centre in Manchester with a £4.5 million upgrade.

The expansion will deliver an additional 300 kW of capacity and expand the facility by 320 sqm. Pulsant’s Manchester site spans four data halls with over 400 racks, offering 1 MW of power.

IT services provider Dacoll will be the first customer in the upgraded data centre.

Rob Coupland, CEO of Pulsant, said, “Manchester needs infrastructure investment commitment. It is the number one tech city outside of London, and home to more than 650 active, high-growth companies. It is a top five area for scale-ups and the biggest sector in the region is software. 

“This investment is our commitment to this area and we are focused on enabling these game-changing companies to deliver value, jobs and progress into the city and beyond. These businesses have already secured more than £530m of investment and this expanded infrastructure means they can unleash that potential.”

The expansion comes as part of Pulsant’s platformEDGE, the company’s national edge strategy “to equip regional businesses with the infrastructure to capitalise on new technologies such as analytics, AI and IoT”. Pulsant provides a network of 12 edge data centres across the UK, interconnected through a low latency network fabric to provide access to cloud, connectivity and compute services across the UK and beyond.

Coupland concluded, “The Greater Manchester digital economy is worth around £5 billion.  We are proud to be part of realising that potential.  We will be watching the successes in Manchester to help us drive regional growth through better digital infrastructure elsewhere, throughout the UK.”

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