European hosting (opens in a new tab) reliable IONOS (opens in a new tab) and its subsidiary in Great Britain Fasthosts (opens in a new tab) opened a new data center located in Worcester Six Business Park and will migrate all their data from the current Gloucester collocation (opens in a new tab) it’s previously used.
The approximately £ 21 million migration is expected to take 18 months and will provide 1.5 million square feet of accommodation once Worcester Business Park is fully built.
IONOS and Fasthosts also have another £ 5 million expansion project in the pipeline for a new data center TechRadar Pro at the Worcester cornerstone ceremony that the facility was the first ever to be built remotely.
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After the UK banned the use of red diesel in April 2022, IONOS and Fasthosts decided to use vegetable oil as HVO fuel (an advanced alternative to renewable diesel) in the new plant.
“The data center will not only serve one of the largest Cloud platforms in Europe, but we are extremely proud of the features that have created the most modern, environmentally friendly IONOS data center to date, ”said Henning Kettler, Chief Technology Officer at IONOS.
“We are delighted to continue to offer our UK customers above all else with the power infrastructure provided by Worcester Six Business Park, enabling us to operate our secure and sustainable data center.”
Kettler adds that one of the biggest IONOS platforms is his shared hosting (opens in a new tab) a service that grows by 10% annually, but despite the growth, the web host plans to decrease power over time as computers become more efficient. He says this will help IONOS provide better service at the same cost.
Speaking about the benefits of the new data center for its customers, Simon Yeoman, CEO of Fasthosts, said: “It’s fantastic that we can attract our customers with us as we are taking a big step into the future with this state-of-the-art data center. Thanks to the clever modular design of the building, it is now home to a separate, dedicated data center “module” that has been created especially for Fasthosts customers.
“A lot of knowledge and attention has been devoted to the migration planning process, and companies are sure to benefit in the long run when they unlock a host of benefits such as increased connectivity, longer uptime, and first-class products based on more sustainable hosting.”
The data center also has photovoltaic panels that cover up to 10% of the site’s energy consumption, and while the facility is not currently converting its heat, IONOS and Fasthosts say they are taking the necessary steps to ensure that this happens soon.