The UK-based data center provider VIRTUS has announced some big new expansion plans this week. Over the next two years the company intends to build not just one or two new data centers, and not three or four either, but five new facilities in the London metro area.
Three of the new sites will be on VIRTUS’s Slough Campus, with the highly original names LONDON3, LONDON9, and LONDON10. That will boost capacity from the current 27MW up to 63MW. The first is already 70% leased, and the other two will go live in 2019 and 2020. The other two, LONDON6 and LONDON7, will be at the Stockley Park campus and will add another 40MW of capacity over the next two years.
The company is committing ‘over £500m’ to this buildout and the other expansions already in the works. VIRTUS is backed by ST Telemedia Global Data Centers, which bought in back in 2015. Apparently STT isn’t too worried about Brexit and all that.
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