Proximity Data Centres expand with the tenth edge data center in the UK

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Proximity Data Centres expand with the tenth edge data center in the UK

Proximity Data Centres, a regional edge colocation data center provider in the UK, recently announced opening its tenth facility. Proximity Milton Keynes Edge 10 is a 48,000 sq ft building constructed as a Tier 3 standard data center. It has multiple data halls and can provide 3 MW of power.

The new data center is located on 3.2 acres of land. It offers low latency connectivity via multiple tier 1 carrier connections, including dark fibers with fully diverse links. With its convenient location in Milton Keynes, the facility will serve Central England — one of the UK’s largest regions.

“Proximity Milton Keynes Edge 10 is ideally located for the many businesses in Central England looking for secure, scalable colocation services combined with high-speed, low latency connectivity to meet the needs of increasingly demanding users and applications,” stated John Hall, Managing Director, Colocation at Proximity Data Centers.

Proximity Data Centre’s strategy is to provide a series of interconnected regional edge data centers that serve the digital requirements of the population outside of London.

“Edge 10 is an important milestone for Proximity as we are now well on the way to establishing a truly UK-wide edge data center footprint capable of reaching 95% of the population,” continued Hall. “We plan to have a further ten sites available within the next 12 to 18 months.”

According to the company, Proximity Data Centers are scalable, high capacity, and highly resilient Tier 3 facilities. With this technology, CDNs, enterprise businesses, immersive technology and cloud providers can enjoy cheaper data transit costs, lower latency, and enhanced operational efficiency. Its customers will also benefit from more responsive customer service.

Virgin Media, Proximity partner to extend UK dark fiber presence

Virgin Media Business Wholesale and Proximity Data Centres announced a partnership in July that extends Virgin Media’s dark fiber presence across Proximity’s edge colocation portfolio.

“Our partnership with Proximity Data Centres will extend our dark fiber network to even more businesses across the UK, providing them with low-latency, high-bandwidth connectivity to power their digital transformation journeys,” said Brendan Herron, Virgin Media Business Wholesale’s Director of Infrastructure Partnerships.

According to the companies, the partnership will enable enterprise businesses, cloud and content providers to maximize their competitive advantage through reduced latency and data transit costs, enhanced operational efficiency and more choice in a growing market.

“Proximity’s edge data centers are strategically located across the UK, close to key business markets, and provide an ideal platform for us to extend our services. This is a significant step forward in our mission to build the most connected country in the world,” continued Herron.

Proximity Data Centres operates a network of regional carrier-neutral edge data centers across the UK, built to Tier 3 industry standards and ISO 9001 quality, 14001 environmental and 27001 security compliant. They source all data center grid electricity from 100% renewable providers. Meanwhile, Virgin Media Business Wholesale focuses on leveraging its nationwide fiber network to connect next-generation digital infrastructure in the UK.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Virgin Media Business Wholesale. This is a significant milestone in our company’s journey as we continue to expand our edge colocation network across the UK,” said Proximity Data Centres CEO, Philip Lowden.

“The partnership will enable us to offer an even more compelling proposition to enterprise businesses, cloud and content providers who are looking to colocate their critical digital infrastructure at the edge.”

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