DataQube Global’s edge data centre at the heart of £20m development

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DataQube Global’s 5G-ready edge data centre system has been selected by Glendine Developments to support an ‘edge data centre campus’ in Basingstoke.

The property developer plan to turn two vacant business park properties into a co-working edge campus with research and development as well as recreational facilities.

An edge data centre campus consists of micro data centres located closer to users than conventional data centres that hold facilities for use by centralised hyperscale applications.

All data centre services and 5G connectivity requirements will be provided via DataQube’s new edge data centre system.

The first 200KW DataQube module comprising 20 racks will go live in Q3 2022 and will be scaled up in line as project advances.

Having also been assigned team lead of the £20 million project, DataQube will oversee development stages and milestones for the consortium of construction firms, architects, and engineers involved.

An ambitious project, the refurbished properties will comprise cutting edge research facilities to support medical innovation and a technically equipped co-working space.

Beyond work, it will also host public amenities and recreational facilities, including a gym and 25-metre swimming pool.

Back on the technical side of things, DataQube says its offering will have a bigger IT load per square meter, and for up to 50% less CAPEX, than existing container-based edge data centre systems.

It intends to offer them to telcos and ISPs for deployment at base stations and cell towers soon.

David Keegan, CEO of DataQube Global, said: “Implementing a fully operational edge data centre within a six-month timeframe, from 1KW to 1MW or more, doesn’t just mark a company milestone, it’s a game-changer for the industry.

“Glendine are working to deadlines that would be unachievable for regular data centre deployments due to planning permission requirements. Our scalable design and person-free layout will make deployment possible within a six-month timeframe.”

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