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Proximity opens Bristol Edge colocation data centre 

Proximity opens Bristol Edge colocation data centre 

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Proximity Data Centres, one of the world’s fastest growing regional Edge colocation data centre providers, has announced the opening of its latest facility. Strategically located, Proximity Edge 9 will serve users in and around Bristol as well as throughout the south-west and Wales.

Built on a 3.4 acre site with easy access to Bristol and the M5/M4 motorways, Proximity Edge 9 has excellent power, cooling and security features. The 90,000 square foot facility is built to Tier 3 standards, has 4 MW of IT capacity including 1 MW of ‘White Space’ immediately available and the potential to expand to 20 MW.

It is ideally positioned to support one of the UK’s largest regional Edge markets – including a rapidly growing technology sector – with best-in-class colocation services and excellent low latency connectivity solutions. Multiple Tier 1 connectivity providers are on net including dark fibres with fully diverse links.

“Our new Bristol site is strategic to ensuring we continue to provide fit-for-purpose Edge colocation facilities close to major conurbations and population areas,” said John Hall, Managing Director, Colocation at Proximity Data Centres. “Edge 9 is at the heart of one of the UK’s largest and most vibrant regions and ensures we remain on track to meeting our ultimate goal of serving 95% of the population outside of the London metro region.”

Bristol is the latest data centre on Proximity’s expanding network of interconnected regional Edge data centres which currently covers the north, north-west, Midlands, Thames Valley, south-west and south Wales. A total of 20 sites will be available nationwide within the next 12-18 months, reaching 95% of the UK population.

These high capacity, scalable and extremely resilient Tier 3 facilities enable enterprise businesses, CDNs, cloud and immersive technology providers to maximise competitive advantage through reduced latency and data transit costs, enhanced operational efficiency and more responsive customer service.

Full on-site support, transition and onboarding is provided, along with server migration services and a straightforward contract with a single set of SLAs covering one or multiple sites. ISO 9001 Quality, 14001 Environmental and 27001 Security compliant, all Proximity’s data centre grid electricity is sourced from 100% renewable providers.

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