Kao Data Centres

A Unique Offering for the London MTDC Market

Launched in 2018, Kao Data Campus is a development of four state-of-the-art, carrier neutral data centres. Located just 35 minutes by rail from the City of London and 20 minutes from Stansted Airport, Kao Data represents one of the largest campus developments in the UK – adding substantial capacity to the strategically important London market, as well as providing organic growth opportunities to its customers. Powered by 100% renewable energy, when fully completed the £230m campus will support an ITE load of over 35MW, across 150,000 sq. ft. of technical space.

Dedicated to cater for the highest levels of customer support – covering logistics, office space, smart and remote hands, as well as multi-layered security and around the clock monitoring – Kao Data provides the service levels, security and peace of mind expected from a world-class provider, allowing its customers to focus on the core business demands of today, whilst offering a scalable and sustainable platform for future growth.

Hyperscale Efficiency and Scalability

Kao Data’s “hyperscale inspired” approach is focused on years’ of experience in developing flexibility across the infrastructure layer – removing unnecessary complexities and inefficiencies. Powered by green energy and having achieved a number of industry “firsts” for its innovative approach to design and engineering – Kao Data London One (KDL1) – the first facility on the campus, represents the future in sustainable, efficient and scalable computing, delivering an ultra efficient PUE 1.2, even at partial load.

The Home of Innovation

The site on which Kao Data Campus now stands has long been synonymous with discovery and innovation. As far back as the 1940’s it was used by Alec Reeves as the birthplace of his wartime navigation system OBOE, whilst for many years it was home to the main research laboratory of UK telecoms pioneer Standard Telephones and Cables Company.

During that period, the site also witnessed one of the most significant technological breakthroughs of the post-war era. Sir Charles Kao and George Hockhams invention of fibre optic cable in 1966 changed the world of optical communications forever and paved the way for a host of modern innovations, including broadband internet. The discovery was so significant that Sir Charles Kao was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics in 2009.

Today Kao Data is committed to building on Sir Charles Kao’s pioneering legacy, including the immortalization of Sir Charles Kao’s incredible achievements in naming the campus after him.

Home of Innovation


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