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Press Release   •   Nov 09, 2011 10:39 GMT

NGD Europe Opens Giant Containerised Computing Hall for Housing Large-scale Cloud Deployments

Newport, South Wales, November 9, 2011 - Computer-hungry cloud computing providers searching for exceptional space to securely house and power large-scale containerised computing installations, look no further. South Wales-based NGD Europe's 750,000 square feet multi-tier carrier-neutral mega data centre now has an entire fit-for-purpose top floor available for immediate occupancy.

With a massive 180 MVA on tap – from 100 per cent renewable energy sources - the self-contained 140,000 square feet (net technical services) hall offers all the space, power, cooling and high-speed communication links necessary for meeting the most demanding containerised computing requirements.

 An on-site sub-station connected directly to the national grid ensures full control over power supply and high resilience, while the largely pillar-free area allows for maximum space utilisation including stacking of containers up to three high. Roll-on, roll-off elevators and removable wall panels make for easy and rapid container installation and de-installation.

 "Large cloud providers are demanding bigger, better and more secure containerised computing facilities in Europe,” said Simon Taylor, Chairman, Next Generation Data Limited. “Our new container floor offers the ultimate in accommodation for a very select number of large cloud providers searching for exceptional space, power and security all from under one roof. As with our popular custom built data halls, we are able to offer container tenants highly competitive rates which are substantially lower than London-area facilities."

 Based on a California earthquake-proof design, the high security features of the NGD Europe tier 3+ data centre include triple-skinned walls, bomb-proof glass and anti-ram defences. The remotely situated campus - well away from flight paths and flood plains - is patrolled by highly-trained ex-military personnel.


About NGD Europe

NGD Europe is able to support High Density Environments for such power-hungry and intensive applications as Cloud Computing, Super Computing and Grid Computing; and is ideally suited to large organisations wishing to consolidate their existing space- or power-restricted data centre operations.

NGD Europe is a purpose-built carrier-neutral Tier 3 facility offering 750,000 sq feet (gross internal area) of highly secure and cost-effective space housing up to 19,000 racks that can be arranged into self-contained 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. Among its many features are a high capacity 180 MVA power supply direct from the super grid and sourced from 100 per cent renewable energy; and a variety of on-site high-speed, low latency carrier interconnects.

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