Europe’s Largest Data Center Operator Next Generation Data Limited (NGD) has announced that it is opening a new office in New York City to market its services to American companies planning to locate computer operations in the U.K.
The new office in New York is set to open in the third quarter of this year and will be the base for a sales team serving the east coast. NGD already has a representative marketing the company to potential west coast customers.
NGD is mainly located on a 50-acre campus about two hours from London near the Celtic Manor Club, where the 2010 Ryder Cup was played. The location has the ability to support high-density environments for power-hungry and intensive applications as cloud computing, super computing, grid computing and containerized computing and is ideally suited to large organizations wishing to consolidate their existing space- or power-restricted data center operations.
“When American executives see what we have to offer, they understand the benefits immediately,” said Simon Taylor, chairman of NGD. “This is an ideal spot for a company doing business in the U.K.”
NGD has a three-story, 750,000 square foot main building with the space and flexibility to house multiple custom-built data halls as well as containerized computing operations. A separate 150,000 square foot building is also available. The entire site is protected by three layers of barbed wire and other security features, such as double and triple skinned walls; bomb proof glass; prison grade perimeter fencing; anti-ram bollards; infra-red detection; CCTV; and ex-army security guards.
According to NGD officials, their power comes from alternative renewable energy sources, making it the first data center in Europe that runs entirely on green energy. The site also has its own power station with a direct connect to the national grid to ensure redundant energy sources.
Apart from these facilities, the center equips multiple, redundant fiber optic connections into and out of the site, which is located outside Newport, in southeast Wales. Being a carrier neutral facility, customers can select from a variety of high speed low latency carrier network offerings for the network connections appropriate to their needs.
Recently, telecommunications company BT said that it has become the first-announced customer of NGD Europe.Jyothi Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jyothi's articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin