4D, the independently owned UK data centre operator and cloud provider, has today opened its new data centre, ‘4D Gatwick’, based in Crawley. This is the first dedicated colocation data centre of its kind in the area. The opening of this new data centre means that businesses across Sussex, Surrey, Kent and London are now able to take advantage of4D’s colocation, connectivity and cloud services.
Opened by Crawley MP Henry Smith, the new data centre has a capacity of up to 400 racks, 3 megawatts of power and resilient fibre to connect businesses to the internet and the heart of London. It will receive £5m in investment from 4D over the next five years.
Commenting on the opening, Henry Smith, MP, said: “I’m very pleased to be welcoming 4D to Crawley. It’s good to see a fast growing, British owned cloud technology company expanding in this area and bringing broadband to local businesses. I also never thought I’d be so pleased to see British cloud settle in Crawley permanently!”
Key specifications of ‘4D Gatwick’ include:
- On-site security and technical engineers 24/7/365
- 3 megawatts of power capacity
- 10,000 square feet of technical space, up to 400 racks, able to draw 32Amps (as standard) of power each over A+B feeds
- Fully diverse fibre into the 4D core network and 4D Cloud
- Fully resilient generators and UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) protection for backup power
- State of the art security, including biometrics and high-res CCTV
Talking about the opening, Jack Bedell-Pearce, Managing Director at 4D, said: “We’re excited to be offering our data centre and its entire infrastructure benefits not only to Crawley, but other towns and cities along the A23 corridor such as Brighton, Redhill and Croydon. Our proximity to Gatwick airport means we’ll act as a magnet for international technology companies to setup in the area as well. But most of all, we’re looking forward to employing people from the area and working with local businesses in order to boost the digital economy of West Sussex.”