The company has commenced construction on site 4no. data centres in separate financial index city locations. The fifth site to start construction is the recently acquired three acre site in Loughton, Essex. The 40million development is set to provide UK businesses with the best combination of independence, scalability and resilience for the corporate financial market. This is programmed for completion in October 2008.
Simultaneously, Galileo Connect will construct a 200million modular data centre in Paris, France. Thanks to the company’s unique methodology, which streamlines, standardises and automates the complex, risky and time consuming process associated with designing and building data centres, this site will be completed by September 2008 providing a resilient and cost effective hub for European businesses.
Galileo Connect provides clients with more readily available and significantly higher capacity data centres than its competitors – and this is not limited to the European region. A third development, worth $400million has been confirmed in Canberra, Australia.
“Sustainability is the issue of the day, and it’s a topic that our industry has to take seriously,” commented Julian King, CEO of Galileo Connect. “Our approach is born of over a decade of study in to the architectural, engineering and operational issues involved in the provision and ongoing management of highly resilient data centres. We are confident our new “modular” concept will address this issue and serve the global demand for secure data centres that are environmentally sound.”
Ian Wright, Chairman of Galileo Connect said “having now started on 32 no. centres since the launch of the company at the London Stock Exchange on 9th March 2006 this is a tribute to all the team of experts at Galileo Connect”.
With many more years of experience than any other provider, Galileo Connect’s team of engineers, architects, construction and facilities management experts and surveyors have been commissioned by numerous ‘blue chip’ clients to design and construct in excess of 10 million square feet of data centre facilities globally.
“With such a highly experienced management team and unique modular ‘POD’ data centre solution, we believe that Galileo Connect will lead the market, providing unmatched degrees of flexibility, scalability, cost / energy efficiency and speed to market,” added Robert Thorogood, Director of Hurley Palmer Flatt.