London, United Kingdom, April 25, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The latest in a series of 5NINES data centres is opening in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, which was selected because it delivers a compelling business case for organisations that demand cost effective, highly connected and energy efficient data centre colocation services in the UK that is positioned closer to Europe and North America than any other data centre within the UK.
The enhanced global connectivity on offer is available to clients in the new 5NINES data centre because it has direct connection to the ultra-low latency Transatlantic and European fibre at the Project Kelvin landing station, which is metres from and directly connected to the meet-me rooms inside the 5NINES facility. This means that the data centre will have faster, lower cost connectivity to North America and Europe than any other UK facility.
This new facility will be one of the most significant technology differentiators for the Northern Ireland economy, as 5NINES has become the first Carrier Neutral infrastructure provider investing, which will help propel the region to the forefront of the global digital economy. The UK government recognised the location as strategic for the local economy by ensuring it benefited from becoming an Enterprise Zone, which provides financial incentive for 5NINES customers. Northern Ireland’s proposed low tax regime comes into effect in April 2018, further strengthening this proposition.
The data centre is designed to a Tier III standard, with additional power grid resilience supplied by an initial two 5.5MVA incoming power supplies. For those customers that handle and analyse massive amounts of data at high speed, such as medical research organisations, 5NINES will have a HPC area which it expects will attract greater collaboration from academic communities around the world. 5NINES extends its long-term commitment to Energy Optimised Data Centres (EODC™) and has mandated a design PUE of 1.1.
5NINES has achieved all of this by acquiring development land on the Atlantic Gate Enterprise Zone in Coleraine within the Ulster University Campus site and has commenced the construction of the first phase. The facility will ultimately deliver a 1200 rack capacity, with client equipment installations commencing during Q4 2017.
Paul Besley, 5NINES NI General Manager announced the deal, by saying, “Northern Ireland has a great need for a first class data centre to provide hosting and co-location services to local and international clients. 5NINES are delighted to be building our facility here and supporting the digital economy and rapid growth in media and technology businesses in the province. Access to the All Ireland Network and direct connection to the Project Kelvin high speed Transatlantic fibre combined with the benefits of Atlantic Gate Enterprise Zone made Coleraine the perfect location.”
In March 2019 after Brexit, 5NINES Coleraine facility will be the closest data centre to Europe and the USA, being only a few miles from the border with the Republic of Ireland and a few metres from the high speed Transatlantic fibre. This makes it a strategic place for organisations and global businesses to house their critical data. The team at 5NINES believes that this facility will be at the centre of connectivity between the United States and the EU and will be exploited by organisations that benefit from its strategic trading location. Closer to North America and closer to Europe than any other UK data centre.