The new LD6 data center will provide total capacity of approximately 8,000 square meters (86,000 square feet; 2,770 cabinet equivalents). With
Highlights / Key Facts
- LD6 aims to become one of a small number of Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) platinum-accredited energy efficient data centers in the
UK. Equinixplans to achieve this with the aid of an innovative air system which will utilize mass air cooling technology with indirect heat exchange and 100 percent natural ventilation. This will contribute to LD6 having lower energy consumption and a smaller carbon footprint than other facilities of its kind.
- Once LD6 is complete, the Equinix London Slough campus will provide over 36,000 square meters (388,000 square feet) of net premium colocation space interconnected by more than 1,000 diverse dark fiber links – increasing scale and resilience.
- With over 90 network service providers and access to a range of transatlantic cables, the London Slough campus is one of the busiest network nodes in the
UK, and offers latency in the region of 30 milliseconds to New Yorkand 4 milliseconds to Frankfurt, making it an ideal high-performance hub for cloud and content service provision.
- A key growth driver for the launch of LD6 has been a major shift of financial services firms from high-risk, power-challenged data centers in the
City of Londonand Docklands to the Equinix London Slough data center campus. The campus currently houses over 170 financial services businesses – and has the largest array of trading venues across multiple asset classes in Europe– which collectively account for 25 percent of the total European equities trade count.
Russell Poole, managing director, Equinix UK:
"LD6 is a hugely exciting project; the facility will be the most advanced data center in the
UK. We are committed to providing not just continuity but also continuous improvement for our current and future customers; this latest addition to our thriving campus will also set new standards in efficiency and sustainability."
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