Proximity opens its latest data centre near Bristol

Bristol edge 9 data centre

Proximity Data Centres, the UK’s fastest growing regional edge colocation data centre provider, has announced the opening of its latest facility.

Proximity Edge 9 will serve users in and around Bristol as well as throughout the South West and Wales.

Built on a 3.4 acres site with easy access to Bristol and the M5/M4 motorways, Proximity Edge 9 has excellent power, cooling and security features.

The 9,0000 sq ft facility is built to tier 3 standards, has 4MW of IT capacity including 1MW of ‘White Space’ immediately available, and the potential to expand to 20MW.

It is ideally positioned to support one of the UK’s largest regional edge markets – including a rapidly growing technology sector – with best-in-class colocation services and excellent low latency connectivity solutions.

Multiple tier 1 connectivity providers are On Net including dark fibres with fully diverse links.

“Our new Bristol site is strategic to ensuring we continue to provide fit-for-purpose edge colocation facilities close to major conurbations and population areas,” said John Hall, managing director, colocation at Proximity Data Centres.

“Edge 9 is at the heart of one of the UK’s largest and most vibrant regions and ensures we remain on track to meeting our ultimate goal of serving 95 per cent of the population outside of the London metro region.”

Bristol is the latest data centre on Proximity’s expanding network of interconnected regional edge data centres which currently covers the North, North West, Midlands, Thames Valley, South West and South Wales.

Edge 7 at Swindon opened in September 2021.

A total of 20 sites will be available nationwide within the next 12 to 18 months, reaching 95 per cent of the UK population.

The high capacity, scalable and resilient tier 3 facilities enable enterprise businesses, CDNs, cloud and immersive technology providers to maximise competitive advantage through reduced latency and data transit costs, enhanced operational efficiency, and more responsive customer service.

Full on-site support, transition and onboarding is provided, along with server migration services and a straightforward contract with a single set of SLAs covering one or multiple sites.

ISO 9001 Quality, 14001 Environmental and 27001 Security compliant, all Proximity’s data centre grid electricity is sourced from 100 per cent renewable providers.