Data Centers

UK Data Centers

West Data Center Metro Data Center

Why locate your Data Center in the UK?

For the second year running, the UK has been ranked as the lowest-risk European country to locate a data center – according to the Data Center Risk Index 2013 (DCRI) which evaluates risks likely to affect the successful operation of data centers in the 30 most important global markets. The UK achieved this high ranking due to its high international internet bandwidth capacity, data center resilience, political stability and ease of doing business. The UK data center market is currently estimated to be the second biggest in the world after the West Coast, USA. London is acting as the key data center hub accounting for 49% of the total UK data center footprint.

  • The UK's key technology industries include the telecommunications market that is valued at £45 billion, a communications sector that employs approximately 250,000 people across 8,000 companies and Europe’s highest number of game development companies employing 28,000 people.
  • As one of the largest ICT markets in Europe the country is a leading player in the global technology and data center market with UK companies sourcing more compute power and hosting more data in the cloud than the rest of the world.
  • The UK government is committed to provide the best superfast broadband network in Europe by 2015. With the 2012 Olympics acting as a catalyst, this planned investment in the UK internet infrastructure will support the growth of mobile media and content online.
  • The UK currently has the highest IP traffic usage per capita in Europe and 83% of its population connected to the internet.


TELEHOUSE has been operating UK data centers since 1990 when it opened TELEHOUSE North as Europe’s first purpose built data center in London Docklands. Since then TELEHOUSE has shaped the landscape of the UK data center market as key industry player by becoming the primary home of the London Internet Exchange in 1994 making it to one of the world’s most important internet hubs. Today, TELEHOUSE operates 4 carrier neutral data centers in the UK with all of them being based in London that host the mission critical systems of a variety of industries including finance, IT/hosting, media/gaming and telecommunications companies.

London Data Centers

The Telehouse London data centers have become the site for Europe's first carrier-neutral colocation facility, the home to the London Internet Exchange (LINX), as well as a backbone for the global internet network. Today, Telehouse operates 4 data centers in London – 3 at its Docklands campus in East London consisting of Telehouse North (opened 1990), Telehouse East (opened 1999) and Telehouse West (opened 2010) as well as Telehouse Metro (opened 1997) located near Silicon Roundabout in the City of London. Together with KDDI Europe, Telehouse can provide end-to-end ICT solutions including managed services, integrated communications services, virtualisation services, content management and system security services as well as disaster recovery services on the same site.

London Data Centers, Docklands

Telehouse West - Additional space available immediately

  • Date of opening - April 2010
  • Colocation size - 4,705sqm
  • Power per rack - 2kW to 10kW
  • 4 x incoming power feed
  • 8 x generators with N+1 redundancy
  • 15 mins of UPS battery supply with N+1

Telehouse North

  • Date of opening - June 1990
  • Colocation size - 9,717sqm
  • Power per rack - 1 to 3kW
  • 3 x incoming power feed
  • 4 x generators with N+1 redundancy
  • 15 mins of UPS battery supply with N+1

Telehouse East

  • Date of opening - 1999
  • Colocation size - 5,400sqm
  • Power per rack - 1 to 2kW
  • 2 x incoming power feed
  • 5 x generators with N+1 redundancy
  • 15 mins of UPS battery supply with N+1

London Data center, City

Telehouse Metro

  • Date of opening - 1997
  • Colocation size - 1,043sqm
  • Power per rack - 1kW
  • 1 x incoming power feed
  • 4 x generators with N+1 redundancy
  • 30 mins of UPS battery supply with N+1 or N+N

Why choose TELEHOUSE London data centers?

Internet hub

TELEHOUSE London data centers are known as the UK's foremost Internet Hub and Backbone for the Global Internet Network given that 82% of Europe’s live internet traffic and over 60% of transatlantic live internet traffic travels through TELEHOUSE London.

TELEHOUSE is featured in a video from the World Science Festival that illustrates how the internet works:



When TELEHOUSE North was opened in 1990, there were only 2 carriers available. Today TELEHOUSE London customers can connect to over 400 carriers, ISPs and ASPs which can be interconnected to any of the buildings via dark fiber. The close proximity to the City and Canary Wharf makes TELEHOUSE the best low latency point, ideal for trading exchanges and mission-critical applications.


TELEHOUSE is the only company in the UK that operates a private dual primary substation (N+N) connected at 132kV to supplier authority lines. The substation is located at its London Docklands campus and encompasses a total capacity of 50MVA with cooling and two 132kV power lines directly connected to the National Grid reducing transmission losses. As power and electrical shortages have been an increasing concern in London the primary substation future-proofs the TELEHOUSE business and secures enough power to serve its fast-growing customer base.


TELEHOUSE London data centers meet the highest levels of building security, including constant security by trained security staff 24x7, electronic access management, proximity access control systems and CCTV. Its London Docklands campus is monitored 24/7 by 441 cameras onsite. All London customers are offered a 24/7 support function and access to their IT equipment at any time 24/7 by 365 days a year.

International Accreditations

The Telehouse London Data Centers adhere to the following internationally recognised accreditations:

  • ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management)
  • ISO/IEC 27001:2005 (Information Security)
  • ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management)
  • BS 25999-2:2007 for Business Continuity
  • PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
  • The Carbon Trust Standard
  • IL3 Status (Governmental Systems)