July 25, 2011, Hemel Hempstead. Gyron today announced that it had commenced work to bring online an additional datacentre in Hemel Hempstead, in the South East of England. When open for customer occupation in Q1 2012, the new Maylands facility will complement the existing Centro facility, also in Hemel Hempstead, that was opened by the company in 2009.
Conveniently located close to the M1 and M25 motorways encircling London, the new facility is set within a secure private 170,000 sq ft compound with 66,000 sq ft of datacentre space and 22,000 sq ft of associated offices and disaster recovery areas. The site will feature dual redundant 8MW power supplies from two dedicated on-site HV substations, as well as diverse connections to multiple fibre optic connectivity providers.
State-of-the art security measures will be in place, including 24/7 on-site security staff, full digital CCTV coverage, Government certified vehicular impact protection, blast proof windows, and prison specification electrified perimeter fencing.
Gyron’s Managing Director, Robin Balen, also revealed that Gyron had already pre-signed agreements with customers for over 1MW of critical IT load. He added, “We’re delighted to announce that with our 3MW Centro facility at nearly 90% occupancy after less than two years operation, we’ve been able to bring forward our expansion plans. The new Maylands datacentre will give us capacity for up to an additional 1,200 racks to continue to support our customers’ most critical IT applications.”
Retail and wholesale colocation services will both be available at the facility, all with best-in-class resiliency and energy efficiency. The Maylands datacentre has been master planned to support 6 individual data suites, each with the capacity to host 1MW of customer IT load and supporting rack densities of up to 28kW and a PUE of between 1.2 and 1.3 with full 2N power resiliency.
Ben Miller, Operations Director, continued, “Like our Centro facility, we are aiming to source all of the energy requirements for the Maylands datacentre from 100% green renewable sources. We will also be extending our existing ISO 14001 accreditation to cover the new facility, and will be implementing the best practices recommended by The Green Grid and the EU Code of Conduct for Datacentres.”
For further details on the Maylands datacentre facility, please contact the Gyron sales team.
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Founded in March 2000 and privately owned, Gyron provides highly resilient and energy-efficient datacentre services, supporting business critical IT applications for customers across the world. The company offers colocation on both a wholesale and retail basis, along with associated connectivity and management services, all supported by comprehensive 100% availability Service Level Guarantees.Share