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Data Center Power Expansions a Key Focus in Europe
The market today is data hungry; whether referring to individual users or companies, we want rich data to improve our interactions, beef up marketing and give companies a significant competitive edge. With this growing demand for data, there is increased use of data center power driving energy costs. Now, one company is focused on increasing capacity to keep up with demand.
According to this DatacenterDynamics report, the Telecity Group has announced plans to more than double its available data center power in one of its Dublin data centers. This plan includes adding 6MW to the company’s 10MW site.
In August of this year, Telecity Group bought Data Electronics, which operates three sites around the Irish capital. The added 6MW of data center power will be added to the northwest Dublin site, bringing the company’s total European power capacity to 124MW.
Rob Coupland, Telecity COO, told DatacenterDynamics: “We have significant expansion built around controlled sustainable growth with the add-on of acquisitions. There are things that come onto the radar and we’ll consider them if they take us forward."
The Central London market is highly connected, relying on increasing data center power. In this market, Telecity Group remains strong. The continued addition of data center power capacity is expected to stretch over four years, driven by consumer demand.
A statement by Telecity noted the company’s financial position is very robust and its operations considered highly cash generative. Net debt continues to be modest in relation to EBITDA. The group does have a set debt facility to support its capacity expansion program to support increased data center power and to fund acquisitions in Europe to broaden its overall growth pattern.
CEO Michel Tobin suggests the company’s performance in 2011 has been excellent and he is excited about the outlook for the business, especially as it relates to the expansion of data center power availability. He is pleased with the progress that has been made with the company’s secured capacity expansion program and the integration of its recent acquisitions in Manchester and Dublin.
In the U.S., Server Technology is one company trying to combat overconsumption of data center power with key monitoring technologies. Server Technology (News - Alert) continues to provide companies with trusted power management solutions to improve uptime and energy efficiency, while also effectively reducing carbon footprints and operating costs. Companies can run better and smarter with power monitoring, measurement and management solutions.
Our reliance on data center power is not set to change anytime soon, creating a growing demand for Server Technology solutions to monitor data center power usage and keep organizations operating intelligently and efficiently.
Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for eastbiz.com. To read more of Susan’s articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Carrie Schmelkin
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