Etix Everywhere selected as the technical partner of Queensway Park
June 2016 by Marc Jacob
Construction of a major Scottish data centre campus has started on the outskirts of Edinburgh. Queensway Park Data centres Ltd and Etix Everywhere have joined forces to build what will become the country’s largest data centre campus and the first to draw 100% of its energy from renewable sources.
The first of potentially 16 data centres, each with a hosting capacity of 1,200 kVA, will be built using Etix Everywhere “modular” architecture, with each module taking under 16 weeks to be deployed. Each 2,600 square meter data centre will accommodate up to 400 high-performance computer racks.
Queensway Park Data centres Ltd was created only two years ago by Edinburgh based real estate companies County Properties Group and AOC Group. Director Ronnie Urquhart commenting on the deal said: “Having acquired the former paper mill and paved the way in planning a world class facility, it was essential to find a world class technical partner and after many months of negotiation we are pleased to announce that partner is Etix Everywhere.”
Fife Council’s Deputy leader and executive spokesperson for Economy and Planning Lesley Laird said: “This development is one of the country’s most significant pieces of critical IT infrastructure and will help address growing demand from the financial and technology sectors in Scotland.”
In addition to uninterruptable power connections to the country’s largest biomass plant, the site has diversely routed high-speed telecom connections to a number of networks offering carrier-neutral low-latency connectivity. Etix Everywhere’s International Business Director Jörgen Venot said: “These elements are all critical parts in delivering the very best data centre facilities in the world to the most demanding of organisations.”