- Huge 200, 000 sq ft net tech
- 2nd building in growing Slough campus
- 4-15kW per cabinet
- Racks, cages and large suites available
Equinix LD5, so called as it’s their 5th London facility or if you prefer, their second in Slough (SL2?!) is a hugely impressive and massive new data centre facility built to current standards. The sheer scale of this site together with LD4, located a few hundred metres away at 2 Buckingham Avenue means the chances of this location becoming an important hub are vastly increased. Phase 1 of 50,000 sq ft net tech is opened at launch (March 2010) with one hall aimed at colo clients, taking racks and cages with other being built out for client suites on demand.
Equinix (and its European predecessor IXEurope) are strong players in the mid tier corporate sector, servicing requirements in the 100kW to 1MW range and this is reflected in the low overall client numbers at LD4 for example, but the flexibility to build out small caged areas in LD5 might well appeal to smaller clients and help them gain traction at this end of the market. Power per cabinet is 4kW as standard but manageable up to 15kW.
A huge new build, the first in Europe built wholly to Equinix design standards. 300,000 sq ft of gross space built across 3 floors, the bottom two floors offering 4 phases of 50, 000 sq ft net tech each with all the plant sitting on the upper or third floor, all powered by 40MVA mains power supply.
Equinix LD4, their first Slough facility is located nearby at 2 Buckingham Avenue, only a few hundred metres away on Buckingham Avenue and Equinix offer a dark fibre ring between the two buildings, so giving access to clients and carriers in each site and including LINX located in LD4.
|Size||200, 000 sq ft net|
|Operational Since||March 2010|
|Networks available on site||5?|
|Standard Power||1.5kW/sq m, 4 up to 15kW per cabinet|
|24 x 7 onsite support||Yes|
|24 x 7 access||Yes|
|Pricing||POA, pricing per kW|