It was a great honour to be asked to speak at LINX105 at the end of May this year. While the aim of my presentation was to summarise some of the dramatic changes we’ve seen in the London data centre market over the past 20 years, I also took the opportunity to bring the audience up to date on where we are today.
London colocation buyers are being offered a new wave of data centre options, many of which are repurposed sites previously occupied by a single user. This is yet another new trend for the London data centre market but is providing a less risky and therefore attractive entry point for numerous new operators which we continue to add to the Colo-X London data centre data base.
Long established south coast colocation provider Serverhouse has just opened their largest and most impressive data centre, a new 400 rack/2MW facility on the Segensworth East Industrial Estate, Fareham, adjacent to junction 9 of the M27.
I don’t wish to put a bit of a downer on the growing Black Friday excitement but I’m just not sure of the effectiveness of such promotions in the B2B world. Indeed I must admit I’ve always been a bit sceptical about the role of pricing as the main driver in winning data centre services [...]
Latest transaction completes European “clean sweep” and gives yet more submarine access for operator "on a mission". It comes as no surprise at all to Colo-X to read Equinix is today acquiring Itconic, the leading and longest established carrier neutral colocation provider in the Iberian Peninsula, from US based Carlyle Group. The purchase price is [...]
Significant new data centre campus provides welcome new supply for the London market Colo-X is pleased to have been the first agent to bring a prospective customer to the new Kao Data Park data centre complex in Harlow, Essex, with the trip completed just before the August Bank Holiday. Whilst Colo-X attends numerous data centre [...]
The merger of Digital Realty Trust and DuPont Fabros reflects the trends highlighted in Colo-X's 2017 report of continued corporate activity and hyper-scale demand.
Colo-X was pleased to attend the grand opening of the new 400-rack 4D Gatwick data centre on the Manor Royal business park, just south of Gatwick Airport.
Equinix have announced yet another acquisition in the UK, following hot on the heels of last year’s audacious £2.6bn bid for Telecity.
The sale of a 49% stake in Global Switch to a consortium of Chinese investors marks a major shift to the east for the London-based data centre operator.