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Proximity expands UK footprint with Birmingham Edge Data Centre

January 11, 2022

Edge 8 Birmingham has capacity for 2000 racks and is well served by major UK carriers and fibre providers.

UK – 11th January 2022: Proximity Data Centres, the UK’s fastest growing regional edge colocation data centre provider, today announced the further expansion of its edge data centre footprint with the opening of a new site in Birmingham.   

Situated in central Birmingham and close to the new HS2 rail station and BBC campus, the facility is strategically located to all the major fibre networks traversing the UK including BT, Lumen, Virgin and Zayo in addition to various regional fibre providers. This will make Proximity Edge 8 especially attractive to hyperscalers, CDNs and gaming providers looking for both high quality and super- connected edge colocation facilities. Enterprises in the region will also be very well served by this outstanding facility.

Built and accredited to The Uptime Institute Tier 3 specifications, the secure and resilient 63,055 sq ft facility has capacity for up to 2000 racks in three separate data halls. There is currently 6MW of IT power available with the potential to increase this to 12MW.

“Located midway between London and Manchester, our new Birmingham edge colocation facility will serve as an ideal low latency communications hub for organisations such as hyperscalers, CDNs and gaming providers looking to bring data, services and content closer to users around the country – while also optimising data transit efficiencies and costs,” said John Hall, Managing Director, Colocation at Proximity Data Centres. 

He added: “Businesses and managed cloud providers within the Birmingham conurbation area will also benefit from the wide choice of connectivity available from both major carriers as well as local connectivity providers. Proximity Edge 8 will help them increase competitive advantage with low latency connections and high speed bandwidth to ensure their data and applications are always highly responsive to users.”   

Proximity Edge 8 in Birmingham joins Proximity’s expanding UK network of interconnected regional edge data centres which also includes sites in Bridgend, Swindon, Nottingham, Rugby, Liverpool, Chester Gates and Wakefield. The company expects to have 20 sites available within the next 12 months, all in close proximity to major conurbation areas.   

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About Proximity Data Centres

Proximity Data Centres operates a rapidly growing trusted network of regional carrier-neutral edge data centres across the UK. These allow clients to locate their data in key regional markets, close to the data end user. Proximity’s network of scalable edge facilities meets individual customer requirements, from specific regional data centre services through to multi-site rollouts. By choosing Proximity’s network of edge data centres enterprise, public cloud and content service provider organisations maximise competitive edge through reduced latency, enabling improved response times and reduced transit costs. 

Built to Tier 3 industry standards and ISO 9001 Quality, 14001 Environmental and 27001 Security compliant, all data centre grid electricity is sourced from 100% renewable providers. Full on-site support, transition and onboarding is provided to customers. For maximum convenience, a straightforward customer contracting model is provided with a single set of SLAs covering one or multiple sites, as required. Scope of services is tailored to suit regional demand.   

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