Our West London and M25 data centres offer higher power densities than the older Docklands sites. Conversely, they also offer less network access.
Equinix LD4 (Slough) opened in 2007. An early tenant, Chi-X, has become one of London’s leading equities trading platforms. This has attracted numerous banks, brokers and other trading platforms to LD4. Forex Trading is another asset class traded in LD4, and key platforms such as PrimeXM, LMAX or Currenex are available. These are accessible either by direct cross-connects or Crosspoint’s low-latency Internet platform.
The larger Equinix LD5 opened in 2010. Customers can easily cross-connect from LD5 to LD4 (which is just 100 metres away). Therefore only the most latency-sensitive customers will mind which building they are in.
LD4 and LD5’s strong financial ecosystem has brought a decent carrier list to Slough. Crosspoint’s part-rack solutions (which start from 1U) offer cost-effective access to the Equinix campus, especially when combined with our connectivity products.
Everest (Reading) opened in 2013. It’s just off the M4, about 20 miles west of Slough. It’s a high-quality yet competitively priced data centre. We can offer colocation solutions here at about half the price per kW of other sites. Situated 50 miles from our Docklands sites, it’s the perfect pairing for customers seeking geographic diversity across two facilities. Everest is on Crosspoint’s network, so dedicated point-to-point circuits are easily arranged and are competitively priced. Power densities are very flexible, from 1.75kW up to 7kW or more (and from 8Amps per cabinet).
Further South, in Surrey, we offer part-rack colocation at Digital Realty’s 200,000 sq ft Woking data centre. This huge facility offers unsurpassed levels of site security to the most stringent government standards. A decent carrier list is also available. We can offer 3kW to 5kW per cabinet, and our network here connects to Telehouse North and Equinix LD4.