BT has sold its Tier 3 Gatwick data center, located in Crawley, West Sussex, to independent UK data center operator 4D. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
4D says it plans to upgrade the facility, which it has rechristened 4D Gatwick, to support up to 400 racks, supply 3 MW of power, and offer dark fiber connections to the internet and "the heart of London." The upgrade project will see 4D invest £5 million in the new site over the next five years.
The company will offer colocation as well as connectivity and cloud network services to customers of the data center. 4D expects to draw interest from companies in Crawley, Tonbridge, Horsham, Dorking, Brighton, and other area locations.
"Over the past eight years, we have built a reputation for reliability, great technical support, and flexibility," commented Jack Bedell-Pearce, 4D's managing director. "Demand for colocation services from both existing and prospective clients is such that the acquisition of a new data center was essential. 4D Gatwick will enable us to meet that demand and also to offer our colocation, connectivity, and cloud services to the many successful businesses that are centered around Gatwick and Crawley and those in other major business centers in Sussex and the South-East."
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