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ScoLocate starts second phase of £10 million expansion

ScoLocate has started work on the second phase of its £10 million data centre project with Keysource to meet the fast growing demand for the company’s full range of highly flexible, cloud hosting services.

This latest development will add an additional 1MW of capacity capable of handling high density IT equipment at the South Gyle site in Edinburgh, with 800kW already allocated to an expanded existing contract. The remaining 200kW will be available to meet the demand for ScoLocate’s unique ITIL-based, managed cloud solutions powered by renewable energy and supported by one of the most efficient data centres of its kind in the UK.

ScoLocate teamed up with Keysource last year to double the size of the purpose-built colocation facility. The first phase of the project was completed in just 25 weeks at the end of February to provide an initial deployment of 600kW IT load, with 100 rack positions of up to 6kW power density per rack. The latest development will utilise Keysource’s Ecofris cooling solution catering for an average of 10kW per rack with peak densities of up to 30kW per rack. The data centre will also make use of complete air separation, using hot aisle containment and through wall flooded airflow topology.

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