Pulsant invests £4.5m into platformEDGE in Manchester data centre

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Pulsant, a UK data centre and edge infrastructure provider, has announced £4.5m further investment in its Manchester data centre.

The funds will expand Pulsant’s platformEDGE™ in the North West, delivering 300kW of additional IT capacity alongside upgrades to connectivity and cooling.

The Data Hall 4 expansion, to be completed in December 2023, expands the facility by 320m2 – a 30% increase. Clients will be able to access LINX peering services on site, as well as 10 global clouds via the three Megaport nodes provided by Pulsant across the UK.

Situated close to Manchester city centre, the data centre will support business innovation and growth across the North West and beyond with high bandwidth, low latency connectivity via Pulsant’s national network and ecosystem of connectivity partners.

Ben Cranham, COO at Pulsant, said: “For regional businesses to thrive, they need access to a high bandwidth, low latency interconnection network. This investment in Manchester extends our commitment to support the growing technology demand for regional data centre access and colocation services across the North West.

“It supports Greater Manchester Council forward-thinking digital strategy and evolving regional ecosystem, enabling Manchester to become one of the leading digital economies in the next five years.”

Pulsant remains committed to achieving sustainable business operations, with near-term carbon reduction targets approved by the SBTi as part of their journey to Net Zero by 2050. In Manchester, measures include trialling non-palm oil derived HVO biofuel to replace fossil diesel in its standby power generators, and a commitment to eliminate the use of FM200 fire suppressant gas by 2030. 

Andrew Richmond, enterprise sales director, Dacoll, said: “Pulsant has been a partner of Dacoll’s for several years now, with its Manchester facility offering the ideal platform for us to service our client base across the North West. The site offers our regional customers local access to strong connectivity and compute options to meet their evolving business demands and this expansion will help us build on the support we offer our customers to maximise the return on their IT investment.”

Lee Richardson, head of infrastructure, Frontline Consultancy, said: “We have built up a strong working relationship with Pulsant for our technical and colocation requirements in Manchester. As our requirements have increased, Pulsant have always been responsive to supporting us. We’ve built a great relationship with the Manchester team, and now consider them as a partner as they provide us with all the key services required to allow us to provide excellent levels of service to our customers.”

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