Hyperscale Efficiency and Scalability
The first data centre on the campus – Kao Data London One (KDL1) – represents the future in sustainable, efficient and scalable computing. KDL1 is a fully responsive commercial facility, engineered for performance and scalability to host the most demanding data workloads, including resource intensive applications such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).
KDL1 has achieved industry wide acclaim for its “hyperscale inspired” approach – removing unnecessary complexities and inefficiencies across the infrastructure layer, as well as incorporating a number of “industry firsts” into the design and operations of the facility – providing a blueprint, and increased speed to market for future campus developments. From the initial design stages through to being fully operational, the facility’s’ guiding principles were based on the accumulated years’ of experience of Kao Data’s senior management team.
KDL1 is an 8.8MW data centre facility – comprised of four individual Technology Suites. Each Technology Suite contains 10,000 sq. ft. of pillar less technical white space, and is equipped with 2.2MW of power. The innovative cooling solution, a first for a UK wholesale provider, delivers an industry leading PUE1.2, even at partial load. Advanced environmental monitoring controls deployed in each of the Technology Suites ensures that customer warranties on server, storage and networking equipment are never put at risk through environmental contamination of the technical space. KDL1 is also one of the first data centres in Europe to achieve OCP-Ready accreditation.
Kao Data’s flexible approach offers unrivalled scalability for the London MTDC market – providing hyperscale levels of efficiency from rack level deployments to full wholesale occupancy. Designed to meet the changing developments in cloud architectures and multi-cloud environments, KDL1 offers a sustainable platform that can expand to serve unpredictable peak workloads and efficiently operate at periods of low demand.
Accredited with BREEAM “Excellence” and powered by 100% renewable energy, KDL1 represents Kao Data’s commitment to providing our customers with a secure, long-term, sustainable platform that offers the flexibility and scalability needed to meet the demands of todays IT requirements, without creating a negative impact on tomorrow.