Homegrown internet firm and smart cities operator Connexin has partnered with critical environment specialist, Keysource, to deliver its £5 million data centre in Hull, as it advances its smart cities growth strategy.
The scheme, known as CXNDC, follows Connexin securing a ten-year Wi-Fi contract with Hull City Council. Connexin is scaling up its work with local authorities to provide Wi-Fi as a public service for connected devices such as road sensors, energy, and security systems, as demand for smart city technology grows.
Keysource has designed the ‘state-of-the-art’ CXNDC 200 rack Data Centre to a tier-III standard covering nearly 10,000 sq ft, and bringing more than 40,000 Mbps of internet connectivity. The project will support demand from local and national clients and will also become the business’ new headquarters. Work is due to begin on the site in July.
Richard Clifford, Head of Innovation at Keysource, said:
“The growing demand for smart cities infrastructure in the UK represents a significant opportunity for Keysource. We have a long track record of delivering for colocation and internet service providers like Connexin and understand the particular needs of this growing area of the data centre market. CXNDC will provide Connexin with a state of the art data asset and we’re proud to be supporting both it and Hull’s smart city ambitions.”
Furqan Alamgir, CEO at Connexin, said:
“With CXNDC we are making a major investment in Hull as it progresses its journey to become a leading UK smart city. Keysource’s consultative approach has been key to ensuring this new asset is designed and optimised with the long-term operation of the site in mind.”