Volta, the specialist provider of data centres to the financial, media and content industries, today announces it has appointed Colo-X, The Colocation Exchange, to act as sole agent for Volta's new Great Sutton Street data centre. The data centre, based in the iconic former Reuters building on Great Sutton Street, EC1, is ideally suited for businesses utilising latency-sensitive services in the City as well as content, new media and cloud service providers in Soho or London's Silicon Roundabout. The building has served the data centre needs of the City for over 25 years and, following a complete refurbishment, will take on a new lease of life as a state-of-the-art data centre facility built to the highest industry standards.
Volta will take ownership of the site in June 2012 and the data centre will be fully operational from early 2013. The facility will provide flexible data centre space, such as colocation and private caged data suites, tailored to individual business needs. It will have the most resilient power supply available in central London through connection to two 33kv substations. It will also provide access to a number of telecommunications providers, such as those already present on the site - Colt, Verizon, C&W, BT, AboveNet, EU Networks and GEO Networks - allowing potential customers immediate access to a wide range of the world's leading connectivity services.
Colo-X, specialist agents for data centres, colocation, managed hosting and related services, will work with Volta to build a diverse and vibrant marketplace within the Great Sutton Street facility, focusing on the sales of both individual cabinets and secure caged areas. Colo-X has been an independent agent for the retail colocation market for over 13 years and through its deep understanding of the UK data centre market, will help companies find their optimal data centre solution at Volta Great Sutton Street.
"We are delighted to be working with Volta as the sole agent for its Great Sutton Street site and can't wait for the facility to open early next year", said Tim Anker, founder of Colo-X. "We are confident that Volta's Great Sutton Street site will be ideal for those companies in the financial services industries seeking ultra-low latency access to the key liquidity trading venues as well as other content, media and cloud based businesses".
Julian King, Commercial Director of Volta said, "Colo-X is the ideal partner to work alongside us and market the Great Sutton Street data centre to the financial, media and content businesses in the area. We look forward to working with them on this unique site and vital strategic development for the Central London data centre market".