Kao Data Invests in euNetworks High Density Fibre as Part of a North London Artery

  • Kao Data and euNetworks are working together on a hyperscale data
    traffic route to the Harlow Data Centre Campus
  • Kao Data Campus provides a new strategic location between Dublin
    and Amsterdam, avoiding London
  • North London artery enables low latency connectivity to data centre
    clusters

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/Colocation?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#Colocationlt;/agt;–Kao Data, the home of innovation and UK’s leading entrant to the
wholesale colocation market, has announced it is working with
euNetworks, a Western European bandwidth infrastructure provider. This
enables the delivery of high-density fibre and duct to the Kao Data,
Harlow based data centre campus north of London. The new infrastructure
provides unique routing opportunities, taking advantage of Harlow’s
strategic location between core hyperscale campuses in Dublin and
Amsterdam. It also offers fast connection to Slough, to the West of
London, and Docklands in the East of London.

As the UK continues its strong position in the international data centre
market, a series of significant investments in high-density fibre routes
are underway to support hyperscale data traffic requirements. With the
strategic location of this facility and evolving demand opportunities
spanning from Enfield, Waltham Forest, Welwyn Garden City across to
Harlow, this partnership and roll out of fibre comes at an important
time.

Jan Daan Luycks, CEO, Kao Data stated, “Massive data traffic increase is
driving data centre market growth. It is essential that Kao Data is
investing in guaranteed access to the most advanced and dense data
capability. This attracts customers from the widest base, from
hyperscalers, financial, retail, media and enterprise. Kao Data’s recent
OCP Ready status demonstrates our forward thinking in the market.
Combine that with access to euNetworks’ fibre network and it is a
compelling customer opportunity.”

Kevin Dean, Chief Marketing Officer at euNetworks, said, “We are focused
on the delivery of fibre based infrastructure to data centres across our
Pan European footprint. We continue to invest in our network footprint
with high fibre count cable and duct. This enables the growing bandwidth
needs of data centres and data campuses, and the customers needing
access into these sites. The region is growing in importance for many of
our customers, as they seek alternate routes between key hyperscale
hubs. We’re delighted we will be able to offer our multi-terabit
bandwidth services at Kao Data and beyond.”

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About Kao Data

Situated in the London-Stansted-Cambridge technology corridor, the £200m
Kao Data Campus provides around 150,000 sq.ft technical space and 35MW
power for IT equipment. The site comprises four 8.8MW data centres, each
divided into four 2.2MW Technology Suites. Served by a dedicated and
redundant 43,5MVA power supply, the quality of the design, construction
and systems installation has helped Kao Data achieve BREEAM excellent
certification. The technical capability, hyper-connectivity strategy and
secure data resilience of the Kao Data Campus makes it ideally placed to
support both cloud and hybrid-cloud solutions for a range of enterprise
businesses, including financial services, life sciences, defence and the
health sector.

For more details, please visit www.kaodata.com

About euNetworks

euNetworks is a bandwidth infrastructure company, owning and operating
14 fibre based metropolitan networks connected with a high capacity
intercity backbone covering 49 cities in 15 countries across Europe. The
company leads the market in data centre connectivity, directly
connecting over 360 today. euNetworks is also a leading cloud
connectivity provider, directly connecting 14 cloud platforms with
access to a further 7. The company offers a targeted portfolio of
metropolitan and long haul services including Dark Fibre, Wavelengths,
and Ethernet. Wholesale, finance, content, media, data centre and
enterprise customers benefit from euNetworks’ unique inventory of fibre
and duct based assets that are tailored to fulfil their high bandwidth
needs.

For further information visit www.eunetworks.com.

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Contacts

euNetworks
Hannah Britt
Senior Director, Marketing & IR
hannah.britt@eunetworks.com
Office:
+44 20 7952 1338
Mobile: +44 7717 896 446

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Communications for Kao Data

Simon Merrick
Tel.: +44 1892
511413
smerrick@spacomms.com