NGD: Setting the Trend for Major Data Centres Outside of London

Daring to be Different – How NGD Came to Wales and Set the Trend for Major Data Centres Outside of London

By Steve Davis 05 | November | 2015

NGD success story featured in programme by ITN Productions and the BBA  

Next Generation Data has recently featured in a programme produced by ITN Productions in partnership with the BBA, the leading trade association for the UK banking sector.

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Nick Razey, NGD’s co-founder and CEO, is seen discussing the reasons for locating the NGD mega data centre in south Wales close to Cardiff. These include abundant availability of power, low cost real-estate, excellent fibre connectivity, convenient transport links and a loyal talent pool.

All of these factors have combined to make NGD, which at 750,000 sq ft is one of the largest and most modern facilities in Europe, become one of the data centre industry’s greatest success stories in recent years. Having broken the industry mould in 2008/2009 by establishing a major data centre hub well away from London and the South East, the company has experienced rapid year on growth and is used by many of the world’s largest IT and cloud services organisations.

The entire programme, Banking Beyond Borders, was introduced by national newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky, featuring key industry interviews and news-style reports along with sponsored editorial profiles. The aim of the programme is to highlight the regulatory challenge in banking and how some leading organisations have thrived by exploring new opportunities for the sector.


Notes to editors:

The BBA is the leading trade association for the UK banking sector with 200 member banks headquartered in over 50 countries with operations in 180 jurisdictions worldwide.  Eighty per cent of global systemically important banks are members of the BBA.  As the representative of the world’s largest international banking cluster the BBA is the voice of UK banking.

ITN Productions is ITN’s bespoke production hub producing creative and commercially valuable content for the corporate, commercial, broadcast and digital sectors. Industry News forms part of this offering and is a communications tool for leading industry bodies and national associations produced in a broadcast news programme format, including interviews, news-style items and sponsored editorial profiles.

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. For further information, visit


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