The colocation provider spun out of University of Liverpool needs room to grow
British cloud and colocation provider AIMES Grid Services has acquired a second data center in Liverpool.
The company has been leasing the 35,000 square foot Kilby House facility at Liverpool Innovation Park since 2012, and now has finally decided to buy it outright.
The deal was funded by Santander, which provided AIMES with a £2.6 million loan in 2014.
It’s good to have land
AIMES was established in 2003 as the AIMES Centre within the University of Liverpool, and became a standalone commercial operation in 2006.
Its first data center at Liverpool Innovation Park - DC1 at Baird House - became fully occupied in 2012. Now, it has invested in a second, much larger building at the same location.
Kilby House is a 1.5MW facility designed to Tier 3 equivalent standard, with 10,000 square feet of raised floor space. AIMES says it is suitable for high-density equipment with power loads of up to 20kW per rack, and delivers PUE of around 1.4.
The company is a voluntary participant in the European Code of Conduct, which means it takes certain measures to reduce its carbon footprint. AIMES was also the first data center operator in the EU to be awarded the Data Centre Alliance certificate - Level 3 for the Kilby House facility in June 2015.