euNetworks to connect up Volta's new Central London data centre
Connectivity from euNetworks will be available when Volta’s data centre becomes operational early in 2013
By Matthew Finnegan | Techworld | Published: 14:36, 19 December 2012
euNetworks is to provide bandwidth connectivity to Volta's Central London new data centre, providing financial district and Tech City companies with low latency services.
Volta's Great Sutton Street data centre is set to become operational in early 2013, in close reach of companies operating near the 'Silicon Roundabout', as well as Soho-based media companies and those in London's financial district.
When up and running, the £35 million data centre will use euNetworks' bandwidth infrastructure to provide access to scalable, ultra-low latency connections for businesses working across all of these sectors.
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Volta announced the construction of its new data centre in April of this year, occupying 8,500m² of the Great Sutton Street premises. Volta will take up six floors of the building it will share will share with telecoms providers such as Colt, Verizon, C&W, BT, AboveNet, EU networks and Geo Networks.
Volta CEO Matthew Dent told Techworld earlier year of the "unique" possibilities building a site would provide to Central London organisations, with many data centre providers locating operations outside of the M25.
David Selby, Vice President of Product and Strategy at euNetworks, commented that the requirements of businesses situated near Volta's data centre will mean strong demand for reliable bandwidth access.
“As a bandwidth infrastructure provider, connecting to data centres and other high bandwidth buildings in our operating cities is vital to being able to serve our customers and drive more value out of our unique city-based fibre assets,” Selby said.
“We’re delighted to be working with Volta as they bring their new facility to market," he said. "We will be able to quickly deliver high speed bandwidth to the varying companies who will be attracted to colocate in the Great Sutton Street facility.”
Julian King, commercial director at Volta, added that it is vital that the correct infrastructure is put in place to enable Central London businesses to thrive.
“It’s extremely encouraging to see that London’s media and technology hub is attracting inward investment from major tech corporations, media and digital businesses alike," King said.
"As this area becomes increasingly populated, it is equally important that the infrastructure that supports and enables this developing eco-system is readily available."