Some customers like the kudos of being in certain locations, with well-recognised brands such as Telehouse or Equinix. For example, a combination of any of the four Telehouse buildings in London Docklands together with Equinix LD5 (Slough) is a good example of this approach, and offers 30 miles of geographic diversity.
Best value and diversity
Both Volta (Farringdon) and Everest (Reading) offer customers a great price per kilowatt and some of the highest power densities in the London data-centre market. Deployments up to 30kW per rack are possible, and both sites are approximately 50 miles apart. Alternatively, using one of the better-value facilities as a back-up location to a more expensive site can help keep costs down.
Dual network-rich locations
Telehouse North, Telecity HEX/Equinix LD8 and former Telecity Sovereign House, now DRT Sovereign House are the leading network hub locations in London. Customers only seeking network PoPs find that a combination of two of these locations offers great network choice, with some diversity. (The Docklands sites are only 1.5 miles apart, however.)
Depending on the carrier access required, an alternative might be Telehouse North (Docklands) and either Volta (Farringdon) or Equinix LD5 (Slough). The network list in these locations is not as deep as in the longer-established Telecity HEX/Equinix LD8 or DRT SOV, however.
The easiest way to find the best combination to suit your needs is simply to contact us. A quick phone call is usually all it takes to determine a solution, and we can quickly provide a quotation if required.