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New York ISP Takes 34,000 Square Feet In London's West End

New York's Globix Corporation, a one-stop shop for businesses needing Internet solutions, has signed a lease on a 34,000 square foot facility in London's West End.

Located near the junction of Tottenham Court Road and New Oxford Street, it is the first Globix data centre outside of the United States and is expected to be fully operational early in 1999.

"The new London location is in line with our strong and rapid growth," said Marc H. Bell, Globix president and CEO. "It represents a major step toward realizing our strategy of constructing data centres around the globe. We are pleased to have found a facility in the United Kingdom that is so well situated."

Among the facilities that will be offered to customers in the UK are Internet access, Web hosting and co-location servers, supported by in-house features such as FM200 dry fire-suppression, backup generator and an uninterruptible power supply. Globix will also provide streaming media, electronic commerce and security solutions to UK customers.

In response to increased market demands for its services, Globix has begun construction of a network that will run as a ring around the continental United States and travel over another ring on the Gemini cable into the UK. The company also plans to expand its business into other overseas markets.