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Manchester Data Centre Reports 40% Growth

Manchester data centre operator Teledata has reported a 40% increase in recurring contract revenues over the past 12 months, with 30% of that growth occurring during H1 of 2022. The firm’s colocation revenues have increased by 50% in the 12 months to June 2022.

The announcement comes on the back of a period of significant investment for the Wythenshawe based firm, which announced last month that it will be opening a second data centre facility in Manchester later this year. This follows expansion at the firm’s existing site, where three new data halls were opened in 2020 and 2021, taking Teledata’s total number of data halls up to five currently. The firm, which was traditionally a colocation provider but evolved to provide both colocation and cloud services in 2016, states that this investment is necessary in order to meet the demand Manchester is currently facing. 

Matt Edgley, director for Teledata commented; “There is currently a lack of data centre space in Manchester, with capacity in the region nearing critical point. Data centre space is becoming harder to secure so we’re working hard to grow our facility in line with regional demand. As a data centre provider, we have a responsibility to our clients to ensure that continuous capacity is available.

“It’s been positive to see that despite the many challenges the past couple of years have brought, our investments into connectivity and capacity are reaping dividends. The investments being made are attracting not only new customers to Teledata, but also additional fibre providers which are investing heavily into the expansion of their own networks to deliver diverse solutions to network intensive clients. This is increasing high capacity connectivity and dark fibre options for our customers and enables us to provide consistently resilient and competitive options for both cloud and colocation customers.”

Founded in 2005 Teledata is an enterprise standard data centre facility offering premium colocation, cloud hosting and data centre services to businesses across the UK. The firm’s solutions are designed to enable organisations to protect their applications, data and online presence from the damaging effects of downtime, and to make the most effective and efficient use of technology with secure and scalable hosting platforms tailored to business critical needs. The building has some of the most sophisticated security of any data centre in Europe, with an on-site police-linked, NSI Gold Approved, BS5979 certified control room and alarm receiving centre making Teledata unique in the UK.

In 2019 Teledata launched its own cloud platform - CloudActiv - which is active-active as standard, providing customers with built in disaster recovery for their cloud solutions. In 2020, the firm received a Data Centre Solutions (DCS) award for the £1.5 Million project it carried out to improve its energy efficiencies - a project which generated a 551 tonne carbon saving in 12 months.

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