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This new edge player has just opened its first UK data centre

The first data centre in Swindon provides 37,000 sq ft of space with the availability of 7.5 MVA of power.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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March 22, 2021 | 2:40 PM GMT

New UK data centre and colocation provider, SilverEdge DC, has launched with its first centre in Swindon, UK.

SilverEdge is in the process of building a data centre portfolio in across edge locations around major UK business hubs, the company said in a press statement. 

The operator has been founded by a family office with a substantial property holding who have put together a leadership team with over 40 years’ experience in data centres. No further details have been shared.

Greg McCulloch has been appointed as Managing Director, having previously served as Chief Operating Officer of DigiPlex and as the Chief Executive Officer of Aegis Data.

Swindon has been chosen as SilverEdge’s first centre due to its location in the M4 corridor, which is close London and home to a large number of tech companies. 

SliverEdge’s strategic investment will help to support edge computing and follows other companies looking to open data centres in the area.

The new company will utilise the excess supply in power in edge towns, which is comparably higher to more urban locations. 

Greg McCulloch, Managing Director of SilverEdge DC, said: “Data centres are absolutely integral to the UK’s infrastructure and SilverEdge DC has ambitious plans to become a significant player in the market over the coming years. This is the start of a strategic investment for us in edge sites up and down the country. 

“We will be targeting locations on the outskirts of major centres across the UK which will allow us to offer a high calibre, secure offering at competitive prices. We are extremely pleased that our Swindon site is operational and look forward to bringing other centres online in the coming months.”

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