Scotland Data Center Under Construction for Brightsolid

Brightsolid has begun constructing a $8 million Scotland data center on the east coast in Aberdeen. The facility is slated to be completed by April 2015. 

Brightsolid is a subsidiary of British publishing house DC Thompson, known most famously in the United States for Dennis the Menace. The construction of the data center itself is being carried out by Keystone, a design firm based in the U.K.

The facility itself will be 2,400 sqaure feetlarge with a projected PUE of 1.25. The first phase of the construction will have 200 racks, and the second phase will add another 200 racks. This new construction will complement a previous data center created by Brightsolid in Dundee. 

"It is strategically important for us because Aberdeen is just 2 milliseconds away from Dundee," CEO Richard Higgs said. "That is perfect for replication of data and synchronicity between the sites, which means it can provide all sorts of clever, totally resilient solutions."

Aberdeen is a perfect spot for data centers, thanks to its cheap energy and naturally cold location. 

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