Data centre announces £2m investment into expansion project

Matt Edgley

Manchester cloud hosting and data centre operator, TeleData, has announced the start of a 7,000 sq ft data centre expansion project at its Delta House facility in Wythenshawe.

It says this will increase its offering at a time where capacity is nearing a critical point – particularly in Manchester.

The project, in which the business will be investing up to £2m, will bring online up to 200 server racks for customers in a range of configurations, within highly-resilient Tier 3 space – news which is also attracting additional fibre providers to the data centre.

These fibre providers are investing heavily into the expansion of their own networks to deliver diverse solutions to network-intensive clients hosted at the carrier neutral facility, increasing high capacity connectivity and dark fibre options for TeleData customers.

The expansion will make use of the most advanced technologies available to ensure maximum efficiencies, and the entire facility will benefit from a number of non-disruptive changes to power and cooling systems to improve resilience even further.

The business is also implementing advanced monitoring systems and intelligent Building Management Systems (BMS) which will make TeleData one of the most intelligent facilities in the UK, bringing together monitoring and alerting processes that are enhanced by machine learning.

Matt Edgley, TeleData commercial director, said: “TeleData is expanding at a time when available data centre capacity is nearing a critical point, particularly in Manchester, with a serious lack of new investment into high-quality supply coming from other providers in the region.

“As the world emerges from the current pandemic situation, data centres form an increasingly important part of the national fabric, enabling remote and flexible working with high-capacity networking and compute solutions to ensure peace of mind.”

This announcement comes after the firm made a six-figure investment into its cloud platform in 2019, as well as a £1.2m investment into energy efficiencies.

TeleData has also recently announced the release of private cloud and private cloud desktop products to expand its portfolio even further and provide key solutions that are designed to help businesses accelerate their digital transformation.

Based in Wythenshawe, TeleData provides colocation, cloud hosting, workplace recovery and data centre services to businesses across the UK.