Leading Japanese ICT Company KDDI Invests a Further £135m into Telehouse’s London Docklands DataCentre Campus

July 23, 2014

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ –

Telehouse North Two will be a major investment in a next generation mission-critical
data centre, enabling hybrid services to realise growth for British business

Telehouse International Corporation, one of the largest global data centre owner
operators, is spending GBP135 million in a next generation mission-critical data centre to
expand the leading network ecosystem in Europe. UK Secretary of State for Business,
Innovation and Skills, Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP said: “It’s good news that Japanese ICT
company KDDI has decided to invest a further GBP135 million into their global data centre
at the Docklands. Britain’s economy is growing thanks to Japanese investment and in
2013/14 they were the second biggest investor into the UK starting over 100 new projects
and creating 3,000 new jobs.” The investment, in line with the UK Government’s policy of
inward investment to encourage innovation, growth and new jobs, will enable businesses to
take advantage of evolving technologies.

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North Two will extend Telehouse’s Docklands data centre campus and represents a
continued commitment by one of Japan’s largest ICT companies, KDDI Corporation. Over the
last 25 years KDDI has invested over GBP272 million, with GBP172 million being invested
over the last five years alone. This new investment represents the continued
diversification and expansion plans of KDDI outside of Japan and provides the high tech
infrastructure that will drive further investment in the UK’s technology sector at a
crucial time of growth.

In North Two, Telehouse is building a New Site for a New Internet. From its foundation
in the early nineties, the Internet today is an ecosystem which is continuing to evolve.
Websites are being replaced by apps, smart phones and tablets. PCs are used less and cloud
is a reality – 78% of all UK business has at least one cloud service*. The creation of
this New Internet means that Britain’s digital infrastructure must develop to meet its
changing needs. This model is critical to UK companies, as consumers and business now
expect IT to deliver outcomes rather than outsourcing.

North Two has been created with the New Internet in mind. It will house
mission-critical infrastructure, which will enable the development of hybrid services for
customers. Alastair Pooley, VP Data Centre Operations at Sophos agrees, “Sophos relies on
a mixture of cloud and physical data centres to provide service to our customers. We
believe cloud is key to our success but underpinning it are strong facilities where we can
host our critical data on our own hardware platforms. I’ve used Telehouse as a hosting
provider for over 15 years and they provide a solid facility with the best connectivity
options in the UK.”

Telehouse’s Docklands data centre campus is already home to a high proportion of
telecommunication carriers. Commenting on the carrier density and the Telehouse Docklands
ecosystem, Tim Anker, Founder and Director of Colo-X, The Colocation Exchange Limited
said, “Telehouse’s Docklands campus is the longest established and leading network system
in Europe and forms a critical part of the UK’s, indeed the world’s, digital
infrastructure. The announcement of further capacity at Telehouse’s Docklands campus is
important to ensure this vital network ecosystem can continue to expand and thrive to
service the needs of the UK and Europe’s digital economy.”

North Two will be built next to Europe’s original data centre, Telehouse North; the
first purpose-built carrier neutral colocation data centre in Europe. It will bring 23,134
square meters of floor space, taking the Telehouse Docklands campus overall footprint to
71,584sqm and Telehouse’s total presence in London to 73,395sqm. In Telehouse customers
have an operator with a solid track record of over 25 years, longer than any other
European provider.

Said John Souter, CEO of LINX: “This inward investment gives the Docklands campus the
chance to build on its reputation as the hub of the Internet in the UK. What was once the
most critical maritime port in the world is now one of the most connected places on Earth.
The Telehouse Docklands data centre campus already facilitates the majority of LINX
capacity, and Internet traffic will inevitably grow, especially with the transition to
100G technology now underway. The vast majority of LINX’s member-facing high capacity
ports are in Telehouse. With such a huge proportion of all UK internet traffic flowing
through LINX, this investment in the national critical infrastructure of the UK gives us
great confidence.”

In answering the challenges of a New Internet, North Two sets a new benchmark for data
centre design and build. Hiroyuki Soshi, Managing Director of Telehouse Europe comments,
“The GBP135 million investment in North Two will be crucial to the expansion of one of the
world’s most critical Internet hubs and, marks a new dawn for data centres. We believe
that as the Internet continues to develop at such a dramatic pace, the underlying
infrastructure in the Docklands must stay ahead to meet the needs of the future.”

About Telehouse:

Telehouse is the pioneering data centre colocation provider established in 1989. It is
an owner operator of Tier III data centres, connectivity and managed ICT solutions to over
2000 corporations around the world. Telehouse is the data centre subsidiary of Japanese
corporation KDDI, a $42 billion Global Fortune 300 telecommunications and systems
integration provider.

*Cloud Industry Forum, The Normalisation of Cloud in a Hybrid IT Market


For further information please e-mail: Michael Creane at Chameleon PR,
michael.creane@madebychameleon.com or William Horley at Telehouse,
william.horley@uk.telehouse.net, T: +44(0)-207-512-0550





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