Six Degrees Groups sets up Birmingham data centre

Last updated on: September 9, 2016, Author: R Sahota

Cloud and colocation provider Six Degrees Group (6DG) has opened a new data centre in Birmingham.

The ‘Birmingham Central’ facility is located close to the city’s ‘Silicon Canal’ tech hub.

As one of the largest data centre properties in the Midlands with two data halls, it is Uptime Institute Tier III Design Certified, meaning that its performance and reliability have been independently assessed. Each hall delivers 1.5MW of capacity with  energy efficiency capabilities at a design PUE of 1.3, almost halving the power consumption for customers migrating from legacy facilities.

“This is a significant investment from Six Degrees that helps to cement Britain’s second city as a major digital hub for the future. It also establishes us as one of the leading players in the Midlands hosting marketplace,” Mike Ing, COO at 6DG, said.

Timothy Arnold, Colo Technology Director at 6DG, added: “Birmingham Central will better enable our new and existing customers to take full advantage of our converged proposition, with our own on-net Next Generation Network, enterprise cloud services and IP telephony designed with the highest levels of reliability in mind.

“With two flagship data centre facilities in the Midlands, we can offer best-of-breed opportunities for disaster recovery and back up.”

6DG’s existing Midlands data center is located in Studley, and has five data floors. The company also has a facility in Greenwich, London, which has three data floors.