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Telehouse responds to increasing demands for secure data centre space

London, UK, 14 March 2008 – Telehouse Europe has announced that it is to invest an initial £80 million in a new build, which will significantly increase its London Docklands data centre facilities. The news comes as part of a global expansion of Telehouse facilities funded by parent company KDDI.

The development will see the building of a new 9-storey, 19,000 m2 state-of-the-art data centre, named Telehouse West, adjacent to its two existing data centres in the heart of London’s Docklands. Construction will begin later this year and the new facilities are scheduled to come on-stream at the beginning of 2010, ramping-up to meet the growing demands of City-based financial institutions, online and media businesses, global enterprises and the nearby London 2012 Olympics. Telehouse acts as a major internet hub and helps address customer requirements for heightened security, connectivity and business continuity.

Telehouse West is currently in the design phase and will have the opportunity to deploy the latest communications, monitoring and resilient power and cooling technologies, as well as adopt latest environmental standards and best practice. Media and internet-based customers require such high resilience facilities in order to colocate at the heart of the internet, while enterprise customers increasingly rely on Telehouse’s specialist secure facilities in order to comply with Sarbanes Oxley, MiFID and other regulatory and corporate governance directives.

In parallel with the London expansion and in order to offer inter-linked global data centre services, Telehouse will invest in an additional 15,000 m2 of new facilities near Paris and open a new 1,500 m2 data centre - its first - in Singapore. Telehouse has recently opened a data centre in Beijing and already operates in New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. In the longer term, additional expansion across nine countries in South East Asia, Eastern Europe and emerging markets is also planned. By 2010 Telehouse aims to be operating over 100,000 m2 of high specification networked data centres worldwide.

Mr Tokuji Mitsui, managing director of Telehouse Europe, comments: “Business requirements for outsourced and highly secure, resilient data centres, coupled with the massive growth in business and consumer internet services, has led to demand significantly outstripping supply in London – one of the world’s key financial and media centres.

Having quality facilities in close proximity to the heart of London is very important to our customers. Telehouse is fortunate in having quality space and infrastructure available on our existing site in London’s Docklands, giving us a competitive advantage over others forced to locate outside the M25.”

Mr Mitsui continues: “Telehouse Europe’s major investment in its London Docklands facilities, combined with expansion in Paris and the opening of facilities in Singapore, will give us the ability to meet the growing needs of our customers.”

In 2006, Telehouse achieved ISO/IEC 27001:2005 (Information Security) and ISO 9001:2000 (Quality Management) accreditations across all its sites in the UK and France. It is currently working towards becoming the first data centre facilities to attain ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System) accreditation. Telehouse facilities in London Docklands have become the biggest internet communications hub in Europe, with over 700 customers including telecoms carriers, internet service providers, media companies and corporate customers. Telehouse is also home to the London Internet Exchange (LINX), one of the world’s largest Internet Exchange Points.

John Souter, CEO of LINX, welcomed the announcement, saying: "Telehouse's major investment reaffirms London's pre-eminence as a world class centre for communications interconnect."

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.

For more information visit: http://www.telehouse.net

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