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Telehouse Europe completes first phase of infrastructure upgrades at London data centres

Docklands North and Metro receive £7.2 million facilities upgrade

London, UK, 13 December 2007 – Telehouse Europe, the leading provider of premium purpose-built colocation facilities, today announces the completion of major UPS upgrades worth £7.2 million at the company’s London Docklands North and Metro sites. Through enhancing its data centre facilities, Telehouse is able to offer new and existing customers an improved hosting environment and the latest power and cooling infrastructure to reduce the risk of downtime.

The installation of ten new UPS (uninterrupted power supply) units across both the Docklands and Metro sites has significantly increased the total power load from 3.2MVA to 15MVA. The new UPS systems have allowed Telehouse to provide higher power and cooling density to 9,100 ft² of data suites in the Docklands North building.

“Over the last 18 years, Telehouse has established itself as a leading provider of colocation services and has built a proven reputation for delivering the most sophisticated data centre facilities to our customers,” said Bob Harris, technical service director, Telehouse Europe. “This upgrade has made significant improvements to our infrastructure which will show our customers the commitment we have to the efficient running of their businesses. Eradicating downtime and providing continuous power is a long term goal and this is a major step forward in achieving this.”

Telehouse has also embarked upon other major infrastructure upgrade projects representing a further capital investment of £3.3 million, which are due to be completed by mid 2008. The projects include the installation of additional generators and maintenance transformers. Upon completion, Telehouse will have eleven 2MW generators at its Docklands site with a rotating capacity of 22MW. In addition to ensuring a continuous power supply, the maintenance transformers will allow critical and essential power to be transferred separately during maintenance of existing transformers. This will provide a greater flexibility in Telehouse’s transformer maintenance work, often unseen by the customer, and help to preserve a smooth operation of data centre facilities by mitigating potential risks of power outages.

Detailed information on the upgrade is available on request.

About Telehouse Europe

Telehouse Europe offers data centre facilities and connectivity, providing a secure and resilient platform for mission critical IT systems. Established in 1988, Telehouse became Europe's first purpose-built neutral colocation provider. Today, the company is at the heart of the Internet and telecommunications infrastructure, serving over 700 major customers worldwide, from small start-ups to multinationals across a wide range of industries. It is a subsidiary of Japanese corporation KDDI, a Global 300 company and, with its sister company Telehouse America, is able to offer a global network covering Europe, America and Asia.

In Europe, Telehouse operates five data centre facilities across London and Paris, providing 30,000m2 of high quality data centre services with secure and resilient infrastructure. Telehouse is the most financially robust colocation provider in the industry and has consistently increased its profitability, year on year over the past 12 years.

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