NTT has announced the opening of its 7th data center in the Hemel Hempstead area of London. In phase 1, the data center will operate half capacity and add 9600sqm of IT space and 24MW IT load once the facility’s construction is accomplished.
Like all NTT data centers in the UK, Hemel Hempstead 4 also utilizes 100% renewable energy and has been designed for low water usage (WUE). Furthermore, NTT London 1 Data Center is the only significant data center in the UK to be BREEAM2 excellent certified, a globally recognized sustainability assessment method for master planning projects, infrastructure, and buildings.
The location of London 1 Data Center is proximal to Docklands, the country’s central hub and backbone for the global internet network that powers most of the London Internet Exchange (LINX). In the last few years, London’s Docklands became an internet hub for the city and is now emerging as a data center hub.
London is now the primary fintech growth engine across EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Asia).
NTT Ltd’s President, Masaaki Moribayashi, said that NTT is the third-largest data center globally. So, it will contribute to the growth of the London market through continued investments.
He further said that its recent investment would offer a scalable data center and connectivity infrastructure that will suffice its clients’ digital transformation needs.
Additionally, NTT also connects its data centers located in Dagenham, Hemel Hempstead, and Slough, with the option to connect to the London Stock Exchange. Thereby creating a fiber-connected London hub that is completely integrated with other NTT global data center facilities. Fiber-connected London hub allows NTT to strengthen its service and offer a scalable, highly available, and sustainable environment for hybrid IT.
Meanwhile, NTT’s clients can leverage several metro and international providers’ completely diverse multi-duct entry and high fiber count. The clients also benefit from direct fiber and capacity connectivity to all significant carrier hubs.
To know more about NTT’s Global Data Centers footprint services and builds, you can visit https://datacenter.hello.global.ntt.
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