U.K. Data Center Opened By IO

Colocation services provider IO announced the opening of its U.K. data center June 16. The facility, which offers more than 100,000 square feet of data center space, is located in Slough, about 25 miles outside London.

IO's first client at the new U.K. data center is investment-banking company Goldman-Sachs, which was also its first customer at the Singapore data center opened in 2013. The Singapore data center was the company's first facility outside the U.S. and represents IO's global efforts to provide more computing power to customers abroad.

"We're looking forward to helping existing customers expand their footprint into Europe, as well as attracting customers from the U.K. market," said Nigel Stevens, IO's managing director for the U.K.

The company is currently going through structural changes – it's splitting its technology division off into a separate company called Baselayer, which created the modules used in cooling in the new U.K. data center. This facility is the first to use Baselayer ECO modules, which use outside air cooling strengthened by chilled water cooling.

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