A British data centre service provider is set to start construction of a new centre in Hemel Hempstead to meet growing demand for scalable and reliable colocation services.
Gyron Internet Limited will build the new site near two of its existing centres, and the new facility will start providing approximately 10,000m2 of server room from spring 2015, more than doubling the total server room area in the UK.
By using advanced green technology for cooling such as end wall injection air conditioning, water-side economisation and chimney racks to expel heat, the facility achieves a power usage effectiveness (PUE) of under 1.2, putting it among the most energy efficient data centres in the UK.
It will also be the first data centre in the UK to offer the option of a chillerless cooling system, which opens up approximately 30% more energy capacity for ICT systems without expanding its power system.
The facility further reduces NTT Com's (the parent firm of Gyron) environmental load by using rain water in the air conditioning, generating electricity from solar panels, and using heat from the server equipment to warm office areas in the winter.
The firm hopes its high-speed, high-quality networks connecting the new facility with its other data centres will enable low-cost provision of a hybrid cloud environment.
The UK data centre market grew by more than 20% in 2012 compared to the previous year.