NTT Ltd. expands its footprint in the UK

By Daisy Slater
Global Data Centers, a division of the global technology and services provider, NTT Ltd., has recently begun construction of its 7th Data Centre...

The Hemel Hempstead 4 Data Centre is currently under construction, with plans to open at the end of 2021. The new data centre will become part of the London 1 facility which is due to open in the autumn of this year, 2020. It will offer clients a flexible and scalable environment with different options including high power density. 

The Hemel Hempstead 4 Data Centre will be directly interconnected with other NTT data centres located in Slough, East London and Dagenham. All of these sites are therefore connected to the company’s multi service platform which will provide the facilities with access to major cloud providers and various carriers. This allows NTT to run dual site operations and mirror the systems used at both sites. 

NTT Ltd has invested around £500 million on these latest projects with the aim to expand their footprint within the United Kingdom. Their Global Data Centre division currently operates the third largest global data centre platform, and the new London expansion is part of the company’s ongoing growth. They own and operate more than 160 data centres in more than 20 countries and regions worldwide. 

Their aim alongside expanding their global footprint is to design and operate data centres with the lowest environmental impact as humanly possible, allowing them to provide clients with state of the art modern cooling systems and energy efficient infrastructure. 

Florian Winkler, CEO EMEA of the Global Data Centers division stated that “We continue to expand to meet the demand from our clients for high quality data center space, and to protect the growing volume of their sensitive data. The UK is one of our fastest growing markets and we are pleased that the expansion in Hemel Hempstead will offer our clients additional space to support their digital business.”

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