Leading hosting and cloud services company, Leaseweb UK, recently announced the opening of a new UK data center in the ciy of Slough, Berkshire. The new data center is part of Leaseweb UK’s activity to expand their UK footprint and offer competitively priced colocation and expanded DR services. Leaseweb currently has a capacity of 200KW and will service new as well as existing customers hosted at its LON-11 and LON-12 facilities in central London.
The new facility is the third addition to Leaseweb’s data centre locations in the UK and is undertaken in partnership with storage and information management services company Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE:IRM), which acquired Leaseweb’s sister company EvoSwitch in 2018. In joining an important UK connectivity hub in the home counties, Leaseweb UK will offer competitively priced colocation services to a wider customer base and expanded Disaster Recovery (DR) services to existing customers including service management software specialist TOPdesk.
The growth in adoption of data-driven strategies to derive business value has led to increased demand for as-a-service offerings such as those provided by Leaseweb UK. Gartner has predicted that ‘by 2025, 80% of enterprises will migrate entirely away from on-premises data centres’, in favour of colocation and cloud hosting solutions.
Eltjo Hofstee, Managing Director of Leaseweb UK comments: “Leaseweb’s expertise in these areas puts us in a strong position to leverage this trend and help businesses position their workloads based on their needs, from colocation, to dedicated servers or to being a hybrid cloud service partner. Adding a facility in Slough enables us to tap into one of the biggest connectivity hubs in the UK outside of London, therefore enhancing our ability to deliver according to these needs.”
In addition to this new data center, Leaseweb also has data centres in various other global cities including: London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Washington DC, New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Dallas, Miami, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney.