Channel Partners benefit from NGD £8M expansion and Data Cube initiative , NGD

Channel Partners benefit from NGD £8M expansion and Data Cube initiative

By Nick Razey 05 | May | 2015

Data centre operator builds out additional colo space to meet channel demand and launches entry level all-in-one hosting solution     

London – 5 May, 2015: Next Generation Data (NGD) announced today it is close to completion of an £8M data hall expansion project at NGD Europe, its  M4 corridor mega data centre location. This follows major new business wins from a clutch of multinational companies as well as increased demand for more space from the company’s Channel Partners.

NGD’s Channel Partner business is expected to be boosted further by today’s launch of NGD’s entry level Data Cube solution which is designed for supporting smaller business users and offers resellers new to data hosting a straight forward, low cost route to adding new, highly profitable annuity revenue streams.

NGD’s Data Cube is an all-in-one hosting solution comprising a quarter server rack configuration, metered pay-as-you-go power supply, and a wide range of high speed connectivity options. This attractive low cost offering for resellers is reinforced by NGD’s tier 3+ highly resilient fail-safe infrastructure, robust ISO 27001 compliant security, and on-site engineering services. Free use of meeting and conference rooms is also included.

“Our highly affordable out of the box Data Cube hosting solution is ideal for resellers looking to enter the hosting market, and rounds out our portfolio for more established reseller and SI data centre services providers looking to capture emerging market opportunities from smaller users,” said Steve Davis, NGD’s marketing director.  “One and all have full access to our world-class infrastructure, abundant 100% green power supply, and multiple low latency carrier and ISP connectivity alternatives.”

NGD’s 750,000 sq ft facility was opened five and a half years ago and so far the company has invested £25M in creating a world-class campus. The latest £8M expansion project requires approximately 100 contractors on site to construct and fit-out the new self-contained halls which in total will allow a further 500 high density server racks to be accommodated. To support the increased power requirements NGD is able to draw on its 180 MVA supply which is sourced directly from the National SuperGrid via an on-site sub-station.

The five new halls will be completed in the next six weeks and NGD expects the commencement of a further expansion phase by the end of this year.

About NGD Europe

NGD Europe is able to support High Density Environments for such power-hungry and intensive applications as Big Data, Cloud Computing, Super Computing and Grid Computing. It is ideally suited to large enterprise organisations wishing to consolidate their existing space- or power-restricted data centre operations, as well as service providers and systems integrators operating single or multiple racks.

Capable of housing up to 19,000 server racks, NGD Europe is a purpose-built tier 3 carrier-neutral facility offering 750,000 sq ft of highly secure and cost-effective space. Racks can be arranged into self-contained and shared data halls of various sizes all with independent services, resilient power and cooling systems. NGD Europe’s environmentally-friendly high level technology infrastructure has been designed to meet and exceed the ever increasing demand for more computing power. Its many features include a 180 MVA 100 per cent renewable energy power supply connected directly to the super grid via an on-site sub-station. There are also multiple on-site high-speed, low latency carrier interconnects.

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