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McAfee To Build London Cloud DC

Newly acquired security firm, McAfee, has announced plans to build its fifth cloud data centre, opening within a year in London.

McAfee is set to be growing its share in the cloud computing market by investing in the opening of a new data centre in London.

While the cloud data centre is the fifth the company has unveiled in the past year alone, it is the first to be situated in the UK.

The new build will be focused on providing McAfee's software as a service (SaaS) offerings for both web and email security.

Scott Chasin, chief technology officer for McAfee's cloud and content division, said: "The rapid expansion of cloud data centres over the past year underscores our commitment to our customers and partners to deliver the highest-grade, global cloud security footprint."

Plans revealed that the new data centre will be backed up to another facility within Europe, as well as providing back up for its counterpart. McAfee has also ensured it will use multiple ISPs for connectivity, ensuring the locations are not reliant on one provider.

Physical security has also played a significant role on the overall infrastructure of the new data centre, with biometric scanners controlling staff access, 24 hour CCTV and early fire detection systems.

Although the company has already launched five new locations in the past year, it confirmed another new cloud data centre in Hong Kong was set to go live in a matter of weeks.

McAfee was recently acquired by Intel in a $7.68 billion deal, finalised on 1 March this year

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