European web hosting (opens in new tab) festivals IONOS (opens in new tab) and its UK subsidiary Fasthosts (opens in new tab) have opened a new data center at Worcester Six Business Park and will be migrating all of its data from current Gloucester collocation (opens in new tab) used it earlier.
The migration will cost approximately £21 million, will take 18 months and provide 1.5 million square feet of housing once Worcester Business Park is fully developed.
IONOS and Fasthosts have also announced another £5m expansion project for the new data center in the pipeline Tech Radar Pro at the groundbreaking ceremony in Worcester that the plant was the first she had ever built remotely.
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After the UK banned the use of red diesel in April 2022, IONOS and Fasthosts opted to use vegetable oil as the HVO fuel (an advanced renewable diesel alternative) at the new facility.
“The data center will not only accommodate one of the largest Cloud platforms in Europe, but we are incredibly proud of the features that have created the most modern and environmentally friendly IONOS data center to date,” says Henning Kettler, Chief Technology Officer at IONOS.
“We look forward to continuing to offer our UK customers everything to enable us to run our safe, secure and sustainable data center via the power infrastructure provided by Worcester Six Business Park.”
Kettler adds that one of IONOS’ biggest platforms is theirs shared hosting (opens in new tab) Service growing at 10% annually, but despite the growth, the web host plans to decrease performance over time as computers become more efficient. He says this will help IONOS offer a better service at the same cost.
Speaking about the benefits the new data center will bring to its customers, Simon Yeoman, Chief Executive Officer of Fasthosts said, “It’s fantastic to be able to take our customers with us as we take a big step forward with the launch of a state-of-the-art data center. Thanks to the building’s clever modular design, it now houses a separate, dedicated data center “module” designed specifically for Fasthosts customers.
“A lot of expertise and attention has gone into the migration planning process and businesses will surely reap the benefits over the long term as they take advantage of the multiple benefits such as increased connectivity, improved uptime, and best-in-class products underpinned by more sustainable hospitality.”
The data center also features photovoltaic panels that provide up to 10% of the site’s energy consumption, and while the facility does not currently recycle its heat, IONOS and Fasthosts say they are taking the necessary steps to ensure this soon.
https://www.techradar.com/news/ionos-and-fasthosts-to-migrate-gloucester-data-center-to-pound21m-worcester-facility IONOS and Fasthosts to migrate Gloucester data center to £21m Worcester facility