Minister opens new TelecityGroup data center expansion at Harbour Exchange
December 18, 2012 by FindMyHost News
Web Hosting Services – Minister of State for Business and Enterprise The Rt Hon. Michael Fallon MP today officially opened the new expansion at Harbour Exchange – TelecityGroup’s Docklands data centre complex – which will help boost the burgeoning tech and digital economy in London and across the UK.
With ever more businesses depending on the internet, more data centres are needed to house the IT equipment – the computer servers, switches and routers – which support this online growth.
TelecityGroup’s Harbour Exchange data centre expansion, which will ultimately add a further six megawatts of customer power to the facility, significantly increases the total data centre capacity available in London’s Docklands, one of the world’s largest and most strategically important internet hubs, helping to attract international businesses and jobs to the city. TelecityGroup operates eight data centres in London, and over thirty across Europe, hosting IT infrastructure for some of the world’s largest organisations.
Minister of State for Business and Enterprise The Rt Hon. Michael Fallon MP today joined John Hughes, Chairman of TelecityGroup, and Mike Tobin, Chief Executive, to declare the Harbour Exchange expansion officially open.
John Hughes, Chairman of TelecityGroup said: “We are very proud to be able to welcome Michael Fallon to open our Harbour Exchange expansion. This new customer capacity is coming on-stream at a crucial time for London’s digital economy and will help enable the growth of initiatives such as Tech City. TelecityGroup continues to provide the highly connected data centre capacity, technology and reliability that both new start-ups and established companies need to grow.”
Business Minister Michael Fallon said:
“We want the UK to be the location of choice for growth businesses and a world leader in the information economy.
“Creating the right conditions for business and putting in place the necessary infrastructure are vital. In years gone by that meant roads, rail and post, but now IT infrastructure, and the data centres that support it, are just as important to our connectedness and our competitiveness.
“This significant expansion by TelecityGroup will help London go from strength to strength and to compete and thrive in the global race.”
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