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Onyx datacentre falls on Slough

Alex Scroxton

Teesside-based servcies provider Onyx Group has opened its first datacentre in the south of England, unveiling a 12,000 square foot, 100 rack facility in Slough.

Onyx already operates five facilities in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and Yorkshire, but has been expanding into the financial services market and with clients now including some major banks and hedge funds, felt the time was right to advance on London.

"[This] is a major coup for Onyx and reflects our ambitions in developing our national footprint of facilities," said Onyx CEO Neil Stephenson. "Businesses based in the south can benefit from its proximity to the M4 corridor, how accessible it is to London city centre, and its low latency."

The datacentre, which also includes a 100-seat workplace recovery centre where clients will be able to replicate their IT function in the event of an outage.

Onyx added that the facility would be open in time for the London 2012 Olympics, which is expected to see an upswing in flexible working patterns, and the potential for major network disruption.

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