Data centre operator signs 15-year lease on new site at Manchester Technopark

Reynolds House

IT specialist and data centre provider, Lunar Digital, has signed a 15-year lease on the Capitaland Ascendas REIT-run Reynolds House in Manchester.

This adds 23,000 sq ft of data centre space to its already substantial portfolio, which Lunar Digital said makes it the North West’s largest independent data centre operator.

The new site comprises two data centres, offering tier 2 and tier 3 colocation options through more than 20 carriers including its own Lunar Connect low latency high capacity network, making it one of the best-connected data centre facilities in the North West, it says.

In the coming years Lunar Digital has pledged to invest a seven-figure sum in the modernisation of the site, substantially increasing its performance and energy efficiency.

Lunar Digital’s acquisition and development of the site’s two data centres, now named Lunar 1 and Lunar 2, represents an investment of millions of pounds into the modernisation of Manchester’s colocation network, including the installation of its new cloud platform at the facility.

‘Lunar Cloud’ is a highly scalable, multi-tenanted cloud solution incorporating the flexibility and pay-as-you-go features of a public cloud with the industry’s leading security to provide the safest, simplest cloud solution for companies across Manchester, the company said.

This addition to its Manchester portfolio has increased its capacity to more than 35,000 sq ft of powered space, providing essential colocation services to the region’s businesses and promoting industry in the North West.

Lunar Digital CEO, Rob Garbutt, said: “Modernising the data centres in Manchester, and installing Lunar Cloud, will help local businesses run more smoothly and efficiently, and promote growth in the North West.”

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