Volta Data Centre – the first facility to launch in London in a decade – has opened today, offering high-speed domestic and international connectivity.
Volta’s Great Sutton Street facility was created to provide a “resilient, secure and sustainable IT environment” for businesses requiring a central London location.
The data centre has a 33kV power supply fed from two separate parts of the national grid, with Volta saying the whole of London would have to suffer an outage before the back-up power systems are required.
“We embarked on this project because we realised that central London has been under-served by adequate data centre capacity and IT infrastructure,” Matthew Dent, chief executive of Volta Data Centres, said.
“We believe that London’s financial services, enterprise and media and content industries need to be better served to enable them to compete domestically and internationally.”
Julian King, director of Volta Data Centres, said data centre-style infrastructures were traditionally preserved for larger organisations due to cost and space requirements, but Volta’s service is designed for smaller firms.
“We have always believed that some of the entrepreneurial firms based in and around Tech City today could become the most successful enterprises of tomorrow.”
Meanwhile, TMX Atrium has announced a range of access options for Moscow from the Equinix FR2 International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Frankfurt to satisfy demand from ultra-low latency customers and customers looking to access both centres in a cost-effective way.
Proving cost-effective access options into and out of FR2 offers clients a choice of how they access the liquidity centres in Frankfurt and Moscow, TMX Atrium said.
“As firms seek to broaden trading strategies and meet the growing regulatory drive for diversity into and out of key financial centres, offering a wide range of options and access to multiple markets is critical,” Emmanuel Carjat, managing director, TMX Atrium, said.
“We can connect clients located in the Equinix FR2 IBX data centre to other key locations such as Moscow, as well as provide quick and easy access into key markets and venues located across North America, Europe and Russia. Equally we can connect clients outside the Equinix FR2 IBX data centre to the venues and services located in FR2.”
The infrastructure solutions provider has also upgraded its path from Frankfurt to Amsterdam to ensure a scalable route to support the range of access options.