Noel Meaney, founder of Citadel100 Datacenters, euNetworks and Seafibre Networks, will open the UK’s largest purpose built datacentre in Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside, next month.
The Stellium campus has the power, scale and flexibility to provide enterprise-level cloud infrastructure, dedicated and shared co-location services, and powered shell facilities that enable customers to configure the datacenter to their own requirements.
Stellium’s Tier III+ datacenter campus is constructed to BREEAM Excellent and Outstanding Standards with a power usage effectiveness (PUE) rating of 1.16.
Meaney has also invested in a 40km metro fibre network. The multi-duct network is the first of its kind to be built in the city and connects Stellium’s datacenters to multiple long-haul and international carriers, ensuring Stellium’s clients have low-latency, high-capacity connectivity to London, Europe and the US.
Meaney, who takes on the role of CEO at Stellium, said: “We are in an age when the datacenter has become a powerhouse of modern business. The way we store, manage, manipulate and move data is driving and creating new market opportunities.
“Whatever the journey our client’s technology may take in the future, our datacenters will have the ability to support and assist that journey.“
Norma Redfearn, North Tyneside Elected Mayor, said: “North Tyneside has a dynamic and fast growing business community and I am delighted to welcome Stellium Datacenter to be part of the biggest business park in the country, here in our borough, at Cobalt.
“With a range of key businesses including IBM, HP Enterprise, Accenture and Infotel already based here, North Tyneside is fast establishing itself as the place to be for digital companies and digital innovation.
“This new data centre campus will further enhance the facilities available to the region and it will bring forward even more opportunities for skills and job growth.”