IXEurope Expands London Datacentre Footprint - London’s First New Facility in Over Four Years

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IXEurope, Europe’s fastest growing specialist datacentre services group, today announced it has acquired a new site to convert into a datacentre in London to accommodate strong growth from the corporate market, including leading financial services organisations. First customers for over 20% of the space have already been signed and delivery of service will commence in January.

IXEurope, Europe’s fastest growing specialist datacentre services group, today announced it has acquired a new site to convert into a datacentre in London to accommodate strong growth from the corporate market, including leading financial services organisations. First customers for over 20% of the space have already been signed and delivery of service will commence in January.

With approximately 30,000 square feet of net area, the datacentre is the first new significant facility to be opened in London in over four years. Located in Park Royal, West London, it will become IXEurope’s third facility in London and tenth across Europe following its acquisition last month of a13-acre (5 hectare) datacentre and business continuity campus in Frankfurt, Germany.

A multi-million pound refit has commenced to ensure the datacentre will have a physical infrastructure that is consistent with IXEurope’s industry-leading standards for security, environmental control and power. It will be built to a power density of 1,200 Watts/m2, a far higher specification than many existing facilities, and already has multiple fibre optic connectivity from BT, COLT and MCI.

Guy Willner, CEO of IXEurope comments:

"This acquisition is part of a Europe-wide expansion plan which we are executing over the coming months at IXEurope with the aim of maintaining our industry-record annual year-on-year revenue growth of over 35%. Having reviewed our business we decided on a plan to ensure the next five years’ growth for the company based on our significant success rate in providing high-end datacentre services to enterprise and web businesses across Europe. This new London IXDatacentre puts us in a commanding position in the market.

“We have conducted a rigorous review of all potential sites on the market and this is the only property available to meet IXEurope’s high standards. The site is undergoing a substantial refit and provides us with considerable capacity to meet the strong demand we are experiencing for datacentre based services in the region.

"It fits in extremely well with our strategy to build datacentre capacity by acquisitive and organic growth across Europe and enables us to continue our strong growth."

London is one of IXEurope’s fastest growing markets and the expansion is a result of the company’s phenomenal success in 2005. A significant driver of the expansion is the strong traction with London’s corporate and financial services market, which has come to rely on IXEurope as these companies increasingly realise the benefits of outsourcing the datacentre aspect of their IT infrastructure.

The investment is the sixth acquisition to be made by IXEurope since the company was founded in 1999 and follows the recent second half 2005 announcement of 47% growth year-on-year, the acquisition of GIC, a leading German Business Continuity Services (BCS) company and the completion of a €32million funding package with CIT Bank and the Group's existing shareholders EAC and Bank of America.

About IXEurope

IXEurope provides outsourced datacentre services and hosted solutions management in four countries - UK, Germany, France and Switzerland - through its network of datacentres.

As a specialist in datacentre services, IXEurope offers its customers access to flexible outsourced solutions while they maintain overall control of their projects. By continually focusing on quality, IXEurope gives clients cost effective access to expertise and exceptional service levels.

IXEurope delivers its services to systems integrators and IT consultants; hosting and managed service providers; and network service providers. Working in partnership with our solution providers, IXEurope datacentres house IT and networking systems for global enterprises, financial institutions, government agencies and e-commerce and mid-sized companies. IXEurope's backers include Bank of America Equity Partners and European Acquisition Capital. For more information please visit the website at http://www.ixeurope.com

Contacts:

Kerry Jago

IXEurope

T: +44 (0) 207 689 1400

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