European provider OVH announced the start of the official launch of the first operational data center in London. With the personal support of Sadik Khan, the mayor of London, the French company intends to invest about € 1.5 billion (about € 1.3 billion) in the UK. And what is most important - the problems of Brexit do not scare the provider. It is planned that two new OVH objects will join the new data center in the United Kingdom, which are due to open in the next few months.
The British data center is based in southeast London, holds 40,000 servers and is built using OVH components, including a water cooling system that was installed in June. According to Hiren Parekh, director of cloud services at OVH EMEA, the new information center in London has become a significant step for the French company to meet British customers. "We offer our customers low delay, guaranteed throughput and improved protection against DDoS attacks. This is especially interesting for those who work in the financial sector or government services, where the basic requirement is the hosting of data within the country," - said Hiren Parekh.