Web host Servers.com
has announced it has opened a new data center in the British capital, London. Servers.com specializes in providing an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform that automates server infrastructure. It has headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands and a presence in the United States, Germany, Luxembourg, Russia, Singapore, and Hong Kong. The company operates seven ISO 27001, ISO 9001, and PCI DSS-certified data centers in the Netherlands and the new center will become part of its ‘100G European Network’ which also includes facilities in Frankfurt and Luxembourg.
Servers.com’s latest facility is on the ‘Slough Trading Estate’ in Slough, which is just outside London in the United Kingdom. The company’s customers “represent a cross-section of cutting-edge industries” and the Slough facility will offer UK-based customers enhanced services and increased speeds. As a result, Servers.com’s customer base will be able to ‘privately transfer data across Europe's major internet hubs for free”. Servers.com’s move comes against a backdrop of uncertainty in regards to the United Kingdom leaving the European Union (Brexit) and underscores a growth strategy which has centers in San Jose, California (US); Lagos, Nigeria; and Sāo Paulo, Brazil in the pipeline.
"Why London?” asked Isaac Douglas Chief Revenue Officer and head of the company's UK office. “Quite simply the answer is Data sovereignty. With uncertainty surrounding Brexit's future and new data laws entering effect, this new data center will give customers the options of physically locating their IT infrastructure on the continent or within the UK."Do you know of any other companies opening new data centers? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.