Kao Data gains Press Approval for London Data Centre
Mission Critical Power editor, Louise Frampton, recently visited Kao London One, as it reaches the final stages of preparation to enter its operational phase in January 2018. Louise spent the best part of a day touring the data centre site, as well as interviewing Kao Data CEO, Jan Daan Luycks, COO, Paul Finch and CTO, Gerard Thibault. The visit clearly made a positive impression: “Innovative approaches to energy efficiency and resilience are at the heart of the design of Kao Data’s new data campus being built in Harlow,” reads the opening of the four-page article, which appears both online and in print, “While human error is also being ‘engineered out’ through a focus on simplifying infrastructure. These design principles will be key to the company’s operating strategy when the first data centre is completed.”
Kao Data Campus is a £200m development comprising four 8.8MW data centres, each split into four 2.2MW halls over three floors, to provide a total 160,000 sq ft white space. Located in Harlow, the facility will go live for operations from January 2nd 2018, providing highly resilient and efficient wholesale data centre space in the London-Stansted-Cambridge corridor. It will support up to 20kw/ rack energy density, cooled using a highly efficient indirect evaporative cooling system. The facilities are served by a dedicated and redundant 43.5MVA power supply. The technical capability, hyper-connectivity strategy and secure data resilience of Kao Data Campus make it ideally placed to support a range of enterprise businesses, including financial services, life sciences, media and the hyperscale sector.
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