Colt Data Centre Services adds 7,000 sqm of global capacity to meet rapid demand growth from cloud and colo markets

  • New 5,000 sqm state-of-the-art data centre to open in Inzai, Japan
  • Flagship Welwyn Garden City, UK data centre adds 1,500 sqm of new capacity to serve London’s growing needs as a global technology hub
  • Additional capacity added to a further 2 sites across Europe, to meet the exploding data demands of enterprises across the continent

LONDON, 8th June 2016Colt Data Centre Services, the global data centre operator, announced today it is adding 7,000 sqm of data centre capacity around the world, driven by an unprecedented surge in demand for its cloud hosting and colocation services. The expansion includes an entire new data centre in Inzai, Japan, in addition to significant capacity extensions to its existing data centres serving London, Berlin, and Hamburg.

As more and more devices come online, a great wave of digital information is flooding businesses in all sectors. IDC predicts that by 2020, the global digital universe will reach 44 zettabytes – more than ten times that in existence today. This represents both a major challenge to IT professionals, but also a major opportunity for their businesses to derive new growth-generating insights and revenue streams from this potentially priceless information.

Robin Brown, VP at Colt Data Centre Services, speaking from the Data Cloud Congress event in Monaco, explains:

“Business value is increasingly becoming defined by the scale of an organisation’s data assets and its ability to manage and manipulate business-critical information. This places the need for a high-quality, reliable data centre at the very heart of every firm’s IT strategy.

“We’ve designed, built and managed data centres for more than 15 years, but never before has our business witnessed such unprecedented demand from both the cloud market – including small, medium and the very largest cloud providers – as well as the enterprise colocation market.

“Enterprises are deploying data centres as critical infrastructure for IT and business strategy. We’ve added 7,000 sqm to stay ahead of the market, and offer our customers globally-scalable data centres that match the breadth and pace of their growth ambitions. “

The Colo market is predicted to grow by 10-15% over the next 4 years, with global data centre traffic also growing nearly 3-fold reaching 10.4 zettabytes per year by 2019.

With the Asian colocation market predicted by 451 Research will grow by 16.2% (CAGR) by 2018 to $14.5 billion, the new data centre in Inzai, Japan, has already reached near capacity before its opening due to take place in 2017.

Meanwhile, continued growth in London’s burgeoning tech sector has driven rapid demand growth for reliable data centres to serve the global capital. Accordingly, Colt Data Centre Services has added 1,500 sqm to its flagship Welwyn Garden City data centre.

Finally, additional capacity has been added in Berlin (500 sqm) and Hamburg (600 sqm) to offer new colocation services to meet the growing storage demands of innovative enterprises across Europe.

Robin Brown concludes:  “The moment is now for the data centre services industry.

“The digital revolution is exponentially exploding data volumes globally. Enterprises and cloud providers need an agile, responsive, highly reliable and trusted data centre partner to share their growth aspirations.

“With these significant expansions to our global footprint, we’re able to meet the needs of our growing customers, both now and in the future.”