Data centre adds more capacity to meet ‘working from home’ demand

Manchester cloud hosting and data centre operator, Teledata, will open a fourth data hall at its Wythenshawe facility.

The expansion, which will see an additional 75 server racks become available for the firm’s cloud hosting and colocation customer base, will cover 2400 sq ft of space and deliver an additional 300kw of customer power to the data centre. The data centre is scheduled to open this Spring.

This new data centre marks stage two of a £2m expansion project announced by the company last year. Stage one of the project saw Teledata launch its third data hall in December 2020, which the firm reports is already full.

Director, Matt Edgely, said data centre capacity in Manchester is nearing a critical point: “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.

“We’re seeing a serious lack of new investment into high quality supply, particularly in our region, and this is leading to data centre space becoming harder to secure for businesses seeking to expand their hosting capacities and cloud networks.”

He added: “As businesses continue to run against the challenges of a global pandemic, with working from home more important now than ever, the requirement for resilient, secure and dependable data centre services and hosting solutions is critical.”

Founded in 2005 Teledata is a Tier 3 data centre facility offering premium colocation, cloud hosting and data centre services to businesses across the UK.

The building has some of the most sophisticated security of any data centre in Europe, with an on-site police-linked, NSI Gold Approved, BS5979 certified control room and alarm receiving centre making Teledata unique in the UK, it says.