New Gloucester facility set to become major UK data hub


The team behind Indectron a provider of highly secure, resilient and connected data centre solutions has said that Shield House, its new flagship data centre at Barnwood Gloucester, will become a major UK data hub.

Indectron has developed its state-of-the-art data centre at Barnwood, Gloucester which is designed to meet the growing demand for scalable, reliable, on-demand colocation data centre services,

Indectron is the brainchild of technology entrepreneurs, Andrew Bence and Keith Jones. Sheild House is a major redevelopment of a brownfield site at Barnwood, within easy reach of the motorway network linking it to Bristol, Birmingham, Oxford, Swindon and Reading.

Andrew said: “We have created one of the most resilient and connected data centres in the UK in a very accessible under serviced region, giving organisations a platform to migrate existing on-premise rack deployments into or deploy new hybrid-cloud technologies connecting to global networks”

The 20,000 square foot high-tech facility uses cutting edge cooling technology and heat management solutions alongside highly efficient uninterruptible power systems and other innovative technologies. Indectron has gained technical design awards for the development and the Barnwood facility is one of the most energy efficient data centres in the UK.

The data centre has capacity for 600 colocation racks providing a protected environment for data and critical systems connected to a wide range of networks and cloud service providers. The facility contains three data halls, with the possibility for each to be subdivided.

The site is a high security facility and is guarded by 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Clients include private and public organisations in the enterprise, service provider, media, education and healthcare industries.

Conforming to data centre tiered certifications and international security standards, the new data hub can service the needs of hundreds of businesses with typical rack deployments of one to thirty racks while bringing high-technology employment to Gloucestershire.

Shield House is on the UK’s national figure of eight fibre optic network. It offers a choice of carriers giving diverse connectivity services providing high capacity and quality access to networks, cloud providers, Internet exchanges and customer locations worldwide.

Keith added: “We are delighted to have delivered this intricate project, giving clients a facility to provide innovative and flexible digital services. Customers can immediately benefit from its highly secure, efficient cooling and electrical infrastructure making it the heart of technology within the region”