July 25, 2014
Telehouse Europe Invests $231 Million to Build Mission-critical Data Centers in London's Docklands
By Jyothi Shanbhag
To keep up with needs of evolving global technology and to offer services like Internet of Things and Hybrid Cloud, Telehouse Europe, a subsidiary of KDDI, is investing $231 million into building the new generation of mission-critical data centers in the London's Docklands.
Telehouse house has been offering Tier III data centers, connectivity and managed ICT solutions, enabling secure and resilient infrastructure for mission-critical IT systems to over 1000 corporations globally.
This huge investment will help build the new data center, 'North Two,' which will be right next to Europe's original data center, Telehouse North. This new center is expected to help boost innovation, growth and new jobs, and create further investment in the U.K.'s technology sector at a critical time of growth.
Satoru Manabe, President and CEO of Telehouse America, said that this announcement speaks volumes to Telehouse's commitment to ensuring their vital network ecosystems throughout the U.K., the U.S., and around the world are consistently expanding and thriving to service the needs of their entire global digital economy.
For the past two decades, KDDI (News - Alert) has sustained diversification and expansion plans outside of Japan, and has devoted over $445 million to building high-tech infrastructure for its customers.
Hiroyuki Soshi, Managing Director of Telehouse Europe, said that the $231 million investment in North Two is crucial to the expansion of one of the world's most critical Internet hubs marks a new dawn for data centers.
"We believe that as the Internet continues to develop at such a dramatic pace, the underlying infrastructure in the Docklands must stay ahead to meet the needs of the future," Soshi added.
KDDI has been one of the biggest investor in the U.K., with over 100 new projects 3,000 new jobs created.
Edited by Adam Brandt
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