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Pulsant pumps £3 million in platformEDGE platform at its Rotherham data center

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Pulsant pumps £3 million in platformEDGE platform at its Rotherham data center

Edge infrastructure provider Pulsant has expanded its Rotherham data center capacity by 116% to 380kW, with an additional £3 million investment in its platformEDGE.

Unveiled earlier this year, Pulsant’s PlatformEdge is an edge computing platform that the company says provides regional businesses in the UK with the tools to embrace digital transformation.

The new power is set to accommodate growing regional demand for low latency, high performance, scalable network infrastructure. According to the company, the investment includes 204kW extra data hall capacity, a transition to HVO biofuel, and elimination of FM200 fire suppression gas to reduce environmental impact.

The Rotherham data center site will see its total IT space increase by 30 percent to support a growing technology sector demand in the Yorkshire and Humber region with edge colocation, hyperscale cloud access, and distributed compute services.

Ben Cranham, chief operating officer at Pulsant, says: “Our focus on delivering regional access to edge infrastructure is seeing us invest significantly to meet the growing demand for access to low latency, high performance, compute, storage and connectivity services across the Yorkshire and Humber region.”

Pulsant adds that its commitment to drive sustainable operations across its national network will continue with the Rotherham data center, and aims to eliminate the use of FM200 fire suppressant gas and move to LED sensor lighting to reduce electricity use across the center.

“Our platformEDGE infrastructure, in Rotherham and across the UK, is supporting the increasing number of business decision makers challenging cloud only strategies on cost and vendor lock-in grounds and their IT counterparts who see the limitations in the hyperscale model,” adds Cranham.

“The Rotherham data center investment cements Pulsant’s domain expertise in the edge infrastructure market, adding further capacity to its platformEDGE infrastructure to reach businesses across the UK.”

Pulsant’s latest quarterly survey of UK IT and business decision makers revealed that business decision makers are three times more likely than their IT counterparts to question cloud-only strategies.

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