By the numbers: Telecity's Powergate facility

Summary:The three-year-old facility is expected to triple in size via a staged expansion to provide spillover capacity from the co-location provider's various London datacentres

TelecityGroup's largest London datacentre — Powergate — is one of eight the co-location provider has in the capital.

Powergate provides spillover capacity for the company's five Docklands and two City-based facilities. It is set to triple in size to provide further capacity over the next few years, while also aiming to improve its power efficiency.

Powergate datacentre

TelecityGroup's Powergate facility in Acton, West London, provides spillover for its Docklands and City-based datacentres. Photo credit: Jack Clark

 Facility TelecityGroup's West London Powergate datacentre 
 Power usage effectiveness (PUE) 1.65, moving to 1.35 after expansion of the facility
 Size 54,000 square feet, with a further 108,000 after expansion
 Racks (Declined to disclose)
 KW per rackBetween four and 20KW
 CoolingSpread of technologies, ranging from powered ventilation and chillers through to a free-cooled chilled water system and cooling towers. 
 Hardware A very broad variety
 Compute capacityn/a
 Designed by TelecityGroup
 IT power8MW, growing to 29MW after expansion
 Opened June 2008

Topics: Data Centers, Networking


Jack Clark has spent the past three years writing about the technical and economic principles that are driving the shift to cloud computing. He's visited data centers on two continents, quizzed senior engineers from Google, Intel and Facebook on the technologies they work on and read more technical papers than you care to name on topics f... Full Bio

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