E-SHELTER & NTT COM ANNOUNCE NEW LONDON DATA CENTRE CAMPUS

DATA CENTRE NEWS: posted 16 October 2018

PRESS RELEASE:  London, United Kingdom, 16 October 2018 — NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) has today announced that it will be developing a brand new data centre campus

The new campus will be known as "UK London 1 Data Centre" (London 1) and will be located in Dagenham, East London in England.

NTT Com will be building this new data centre development via one of its subsidiaries, and one of the leading data centre providers in Europe, e-shelter.  Full planning permission has already been secured, allowing work to commence on the development as soon as possible.  Construction is expected to begin from November this year. Phase one, with an initial 8MW IT load, is targeted to be ready for December 2019, with five further phases planned to follow.

London 1 will be capable of up to 24,000 sqm IT space and 60MW IT load once fully developed. The project also involves Gyron, the NTT Com owned UK operator which is currently being integrated with e-shelter to create a combined pan-European operating platform.

London 1 will follow e-shelter's successful business model – a flexible and scalable campus, offering both traditional wholesale and retail colocation and hybrid IT solutions to support customers from a range of market segments including Enterprise, Hyperscale, SAAS, Telco, CDN and Cloud.

The data centre campus will also offer customers and partners access to the e-shelter Innovation Lab, a "try before you buy" test facility where customers, service providers and technology partners can collaborate, exchange ideas and trial and test solutions in a live data centre environment without having to first make the significant financial commitment of purchasing.

Scalable connectivity and fibre infrastructure is being added to the site which is just 15km from London Docklands and will offer diverse dark fibre routes to London's key internet exchange sites and will also be connected to the 5 existing Gyron data centres in Hemel Hempstead and Slough, creating a networked London operating platform of significant capacity and able to support over 100MW of IT load.

The decision to build the new data centre in Dagenham represents significant investment in UK digital infrastructure by NTT Com, and will also help to regenerate the Dagenham and Barking Borough. A large-scale international expansion phase is underway at e-shelter as the 60MW capacity of London 1 joins ongoing construction projects in Amsterdam (40MW) and Frankfurt (60MW).

"We are delighted to have now received planning permission at our Dagenham site and we look forward to developing our industry leading data centre campus there, which is the latest addition to our growing pan European platform.  London is a major global data centre market and this development is driven by continued demand from our customers and partners."  commented Rupprecht Rittweger, CEO of e-shelter and Gyron.

About NTT Communications:

NTT Communications solves the world’s technology challenges by helping enterprises overcome complexity and risk in their ICT environments with managed IT infrastructure solutions. These solutions are backed by our worldwide infrastructure, including industry leading, global tier-1 public and private networks reaching over 190 countries/regions, and more than 400,000m2 of the world’s most advanced data centre facilities. Our global professional services teams provide consultation and architecture for the resiliency and security required for your business success, and our scale and global capabilities are unsurpassed. Combined with NTT Data, NTT Security, NTT DOCOMO and Dimension Data, we are NTT Group.

For more information, please visit www.ntt.com

e-shelter is one of the leading data centre operators in Europe providing highly secure environments for housing and connectivity of IT and network systems. With a presence in all key city-markets of the DACH-region, e-shelter leverages 300 MW of power capacity to deliver scalable data centre solutions. As a subsidiary of NTT Communications, e-shelter is part of a global network of data centres and over 400,000 square meters of data centre space. NTT Communications is represented in over 190 countries around the world.

Among e-shelter's clients are financial services companies, telecoms operators, public sector, IT service and outsourcing providers as well as cloud service providers.

For more information, please visit www.e-shelter.com

In addition to e-shelter, the companies Arkadin, Dimension Data, itelligence, NTT Communications, NTT DATA and NTT Security are part of the NTT Group. You can find further information on the global NTT Group at www.ntt-global.com

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