Proximity opens tenth UK edge colocation data centre

Milton Keynes site is major milestone in data centre operator’s expansion.

Proximity Data Centres has opened its tenth UK facility. Proximity Milton Keynes Edge 10 is a purpose built, tier 3 standard 48,000 sq ft facility with multiple data halls and provides 3 MW of available power.

Conveniently located to Milton Keynes the 3.2 acres site offers low latency connectivity via multiple tier 1 carrier connections including dark fibres with fully diverse links. The latest of the company’s growing portfolio of edge data centres will service Central England, one of the UK’s largest regions. This is in line with the company’s strategy to provide a nationwide network of highly connected regional edge data centres which meets the digital needs of 95% of the population outside London.

John Hall, Managing Director, Colocation at Proximity Data Centres said, “Proximity Milton Keynes Edge 10 is ideally located for the many businesses in Central England looking for secure, scalable colocation services combined with high speed low latency connectivity to meet the needs of increasingly demanding users and applications. The region also has a rapidly expanding technology sector and Edge 10 is ideally positioned to support this important market.

“Edge 10 is an important milestone for Proximity as we are now well on the way to establishing a truly UK-wide edge data centre footprint capable of reaching 95% of the population. We plan to have a further ten sites available within the next 12 to 18 months.”

Proximity’s high capacity, scalable and extremely resilient tier 3 facilities enable enterprise businesses, CDNs, cloud and immersive technology providers to maximise competitive advantage through reduced latency and data transit costs, enhanced operational efficiency, and more responsive customer service.

Full on-site support, transition and onboarding is provided, along with server migration services and a straightforward contract with a single set of SLAs covering one or multiple sites. ISO 9001 Quality, 14001 Environmental and 27001 Security compliant, all Proximity’s data centre grid electricity is sourced from 100% renewable providers.


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