Volta data centre partners with Custom Connect to increase connectivity

27 June 2013

Volta Data Centres, which is opening a totally refurbished data centre on Great Sutton Street in the City of London using the old Reuters building, has welcomed one its first partners into the facility after Custom Connect completed a deal to offer carrier-neutral connectivity services, including microwave options, to cut latency times for trading clients located in the DC.

Catering to the requirements of latency-sensitive users in the financial services industry, the refurbished Volta Great Sutton Street data centre, which bobsguide is lucky enough to have toured during its fit-out, is ideally located on the northern edge of the square mile close to City-based trading firms that are seeking to minimise trading execution times. The combination of Volta’s 33kV diverse power supply and range of carriers with their own fibre or microwave connectivity, such as Custom Connect, makes the facility one of the most convenient new sites in quite some time.

Custom Connect, headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has recently expanded its footprint opening up a new office staffed with an experienced team in the City of London as it seeks to expand it connectivity services. The new partnership with Volta at the Great Sutton Street data centre will enable the Dutch firm to deliver their services more easily in the heart of the City of London, taking advantage of the carrier neutral facility. A full portfolio of connectivity services will be on offer to users of the data centre, including the possibility to connect to ultra-low latency microwave transmission services says the vendor.

Commenting on the link-up, Julian King, commercial director at Volta, said: “We are delighted to welcome Custom Connect into our facility. Working with them means we can offer more customer choice in connectivity (both fixed and wireless) for the financial sector, bringing increasing advantages of low-latency and connectivity in accessing both the UK and global financial markets.”

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