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Proximity acquires regional edge data centre in Swindon

September 20, 2021

Edge 7 provides colocation capacity strategically located to Slough and Bristol           

Chester, UK – 20th September 2021: Proximity Data Centres, the UK’s fastest growing regional edge colocation data centre provider, today announced the addition of a further site. Located in Swindon the 89,000 sq ft facility provides capacity for up to 2000 racks. A total of 7MW power is currently available with potential to increase to 14MW

With excellent road and rail infrastructure and easy access to digital fibre routes connecting London to Ireland and the USA, Proximity’s latest facility – Proximity Edge 7 – is ideally positioned to serve businesses along and near to the M4 corridor. This includes the congested data centre conurbations of Slough and West London. It is also highly accessible to the major R&D hub at Harwell which is home to numerous research organisations in biotech, genome and space-tech.

“Our new Swindon edge data centre offers enterprise, research, content and cloud service provider organisations a compelling proposition,” said John Hall, Managing Director, Colocation at Proximity Data Centres.   

“Proximity Edge7 has outstanding environmental and sustainability credentials combined with excellent connectivity in a strategic location. This makes it ideally suited for accommodating overflow and edge colocation business from the overcrowded data centre cluster in Slough as well as offering resilient low latency solutions to research organisations in the vicinity.” 

Swindon joins Proximity’s expanding network of interconnected regional edge data centres which includes sites in Bridgend, Nottingham, Rugby, Liverpool, Chester Gates and Wakefield. The company expects to have 20 sites available within the next 12 months, all in proximity to major conurbation areas. This allows customers to ensure low latency and optimised data transit costs, in line with their growing requirements to maximise competitive advantage by moving data, applications and content closer to users.    

Proximity Data Centres’ network of scalable edge facilities meets individual customer requirements, from specific regional data centre services through to multi-site rollouts. 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. 

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 local markets, close to the data end user. 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. 

The company is fully committed to providing energy efficient and sustainable facilities which are built to tier 3 industry standards and are ISO 9001, 14001 and 27001 compliant. 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.   

Further Information:

Proximity Data Centres

T: +44 (0)3300 250 138

info@proximitydatacentres.com

Press Contact:

Nigel Parker

Fulfil Communications

T: +44 (0)7778 872457

Email: nigelp@fulfilcom.com

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