Published On: Thu, May 29th, 2014 on 2:15 pm

One of UK’s ‘most energy efficient’ data centres unveiled in Leeds

Host Europe Group Leeds

Inside the new data centre

Host Europe Group (HEG) has unveiled the first phase of its state-of-the-art data centre refit, after two years of construction.

The largest privately owned hosting group and virtualisation provider in Europe has opened the new facility, which will be one of the most energy efficient data centres in the UK.

With an expected Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) measurement of 1.27, it will reduce environmental footprint and lower overheads thanks to dramatically improved energy efficiencies.

Matt Mansell, Group Managing Director of the HEG, said: “Our Leeds data centre is one of the most innovative and efficient facilities in Europe. The city has everything we would look for, from a skilled workforce to the right year-round temperature that allows us to run such an environmentally friendly and effective data centre.

“We will continue to hire additional specialist staff as we create new roles to support our additional capacity. I’m proud that our business has such a positive impact on the local economy of Leeds.”

Mr Mansell opened the data centre on 28 May alongside Lord John Birt, the non-executive chairman of HEG and former Director-General of the BBC.

HEG owns brands such as 123-reg, Webfusion, Heart Internet, domainFACTORY and Host Europe, with a market presence in the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Spain.

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