London, 5 November 2013 – Virtus Data Centres Ltd, (Virtus), London’s flexible and efficient data centre specialists has announced its plan for expansion of its London data centre portfolio and the start of construction of its second site in West London, LONDON2.
Virtus’ new flagship data centre is designed to meet the growing demand for scalable, reliable, on-demand colocation services and will be the first in London to deploy a new ground breaking fresh-air, evaporative cooling technology that dramatically decreases energy consumption, bringing site power usage effectiveness (PUE) to below 1.2, delivering substantial savings to Virtus’ clients.
By using this evaporative cooling technology together with solar panels, ground water from its own well, chimney racks for heat extraction, highly efficient UPS systems, and other innovative technologies Virtus LONDON2 will be the most energy-efficient data centre in London. It will reduce its environmental impact even further by using 100% green power from renewable sources and heat pumps to recirculate heat generated by the IT equipment into communal areas.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson welcomed the new investment in Virtus LONDON2 and commented "I'm delighted that Virtus has chosen to invest in London again. London is leading the global digital technology revolution and is the world’s leading technology hub with great British technology, creativity and innovation. Up and coming companies like Virtus are at the heart of that whole explosion of talent in London and I’m delighted to see them using so many state of the art ways of saving energy and improving efficiency.”
Steve Norris, Chairman of Virtus Data Centres, and himself a former Mayoral candidate added: "Virtus is one of London’s technology success stories, growing fast in the 3 years since we opened the door of our first site in Enfield. That growth is fuelled by the boom in technology, media and mobile activity in London. We wanted our LONDON2 facility to be right at the cutting edge of environmental efficiency and we’re proud of what we’ve started. We’re also looking at other sites for LONDON3. Virtus’ on-going commitment to innovate in-line with the way businesses need data centre space ensures that our customers can rely on maximum flexibility, quality, service and value.”
Virtus, London’s flexible and efficient data centre specialists, help customers optimize their IT for todays challenges. Powering their 24/7 IT operations with the flexibility to enable IT expansion and consolidation: helping businesses to run smoothly and grow securely.
Our data centre and connectivity solutions provide the foundation for technology, which is increasingly at the front and centre of every successful, connected business. Our goal is to make IT more efficient, more flexible and more cost-aligned to changing requirements.
In the last 5 years we have built a reputation for exceptional service and value. We specialize in the middle-market for data centre solutions in London, incorporating the best of wholesale and retail models. Virtus solutions are ideal for businesses who need scalable, reliable, efficient colocation, with the convenience and rich connectivity of London locations. They are uniquely flexible solutions supported by honest, responsive customer support, at the lowest TCO available in London.
Virtus is London’s fastest growing specialist data centre provider. Our highly experienced management and operations team, has a perfect track record of delivering 100% availability to our cloud, MSP, financial, media and education customers, delivered from large eco-efficient data centres, designed, built and operated by Virtus on land that we own. Our expanding portfolio currently comprises 28 MVA of power in 250,000 sq. ft. of data centre space in outer London’s Zone 5, interconnected to key sites in London by 20 leading network carriers
Today, we continue to innovate in the way businesses of all types deploy and acquire colocation and connectivity services.
Virtus, London’s flexible and efficient data centre specialists for IT Service providers and Enterprise IT Companies.
For more information please go to: www.virtusdatacentres.com or contact us on twitter: @VirtusDCs.
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