LDeX Group has announced that it is to launch a second UK datacentre in Manchester in Q2 of this year, signaling the strength and growth of the carrier neutral datacentre and network connectivity provider.

The new datacentre ‘LDeX2' will feature best in class colocation facilities with a capacity of 4MVA, network carriers and global Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) as well as offering 24x7x365 customer support. Confirmed on-net carriers offering ultra-fast low latency connections for clients will also be revealed in Q2.

Similar to LDeX1, the new 20,000 sq ft facility in Trafford Park will have an onsite satellite farm and will provide connections to content delivery networks, OTT players and cloud platforms, enabling customers to broadcast large scale events and stream content over multiple hosted platforms. Customers can also look to expect energy efficient facilities which will have a 100% uptime SLA and offer 24x7x365 disaster recovery and remote hands support services.

Commenting on the news, Rob Garbutt, CEO of LDeX, said, "With an increased uptake of colocation services in the UK, we are delighted to announce our plans to expand and open up another UK based datacentre facility offering best in class colocation, network connectivity and streaming media satellite facilities to clients."

He added, "As a growing technological hub, Manchester is a great strategic fit for us in expanding our customer orientated datacentre portfolio. We look forward to investing in the economy there and providing employment and IT services to the local market."