Volta’s Great Sutton Street Data Centre Welcomes Custom Connect as a New Carrier with Microwave Connectivity

Volta’s Great Sutton Street Data Centre Welcomes Custom Connect as a New Carrier with Microwave Connectivity


Volta Data Centres, the specialist provider of data centres to the financial, media and content industries is pleased to welcome Custom Connect, the provider of worldwide carrier-neutral connectivity, to their Great Sutton Street Data Centre.

Catering to the requirements of latency-sensitive users in the financial services industry, Volta Great Sutton Street is ideally located in close proximity to City-based trading firms. The combination of Volta’s 33kV diverse power supply and range of carriers with their own fibre connectivity makes Volta Great Sutton Street the most connected and resilient data centre in central London.

Custom Connect, headquartered in Amsterdam has recently expanded its footprint opening up a new office staffed with an experienced team in the City of London. The new partnership with Volta will enable Custom Connect to deliver their services in the heart of the City of London in a state of the art carrier neutral facility. Custom Connect’s full portfolio will become available including the possibility to connect to ultra low latency microwave transmission services.

Julian King, Commercial Director, Volta, said: “We are delighted to welcome Custom Connect into our facility. Working with Custom Connect 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.”

Gareth Richardson, General Manager of Custom Connect Ventures UK, said: “Volta’s Great Sutton Street Data Centre is right on the doorstep of the City of London which is perfect for our trading clients who require high-speed connectivity and resiliency. We placed the highest priority on finding the most reliable, best connected data centre which was in the right location for our customers and we are confident that Volta’s Great Sutton Street Data Centre is the best option.”


Volta Announces the Appointment of Colo-X as Sole Agent for New, Ultra-Low Latency, Central London Data Centre


Volta Announces the Appointment of Colo-X as Sole Agent for New, Ultra-Low Latency, Central London Data Centre


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”.

A New Data Center Option in Old London :: TabbFORUM – Where Capital Markets Speak

A New Data Center Option in Old London :: TabbFORUM – Where Capital Markets Speak.

WOOD & Company Financial Services joins SGN

WOOD & Company Financial Services joins SGN


First Published 3rd June 2013

Prague based broker joins SunGard Global Network

WOOD & Company Financial Services, a Prague-based broker with additional offices in Warsaw, London and Bratislava, has joined the SunGard Global Network (SGN) for international trading and connectivity.

WOOD will offer SGN members access to the stock exchanges of Budapest, Bucharest, Euronext (Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon, and Paris), Istanbul, Ljubljana, London, NASDAQ, NYSE, Prague, Vienna, Warsaw and Zagreb through this new connection.

“A number of financial institutions around the world are looking at Central and Eastern Europe to provide new opportunities and growth. In order to consolidate our leading position in the region, WOOD has chosen to leverage the SunGard Global Network to offer our clients reliable technology, a wealth of contacts, and strong regional expertise.” – Rupert Wood, Head of Equities, WOOD

Volta about to launch new Great Sutton Street Data Centre


Volta about to launch new Great Sutton Street Data Centre

Published on   Apr 10, 2013

Volta Data Centres, the specialist provider of data centres to the financial, media and content industries, today announced that it has energised the new 9.6 MW power supply to its Great Sutton Street data centre and is just weeks away from finalising the fit-out and refurbishment of the former Reuters building.

Unlike most data centres in Central London which are supplied at 11KV, Volta is supplied at 33KV, providing uniquely diverse and resilient power to this building. Commercial Director, Julian King, said, “To put this into perspective, the Shard with its 1.2m sq ft is powered by 9MW, while our 91,000 sq ft data centre is powered by 9.6 MW. More than this, the building is supplied from two separate substations, from two separate parts of the national grid.  Quite simply the only way in which Volta could ever lose power would be in the unlikely event of the whole of London losing power.”

Volta Great Sutton Street is one of Central London’s most connected and resilient data centres catering to users of latency-sensitive services in the financial sector, TechCity and media industries. “With all current carriers bringing their own fibre into our building, we are at the heart of all the high speed networks which provide connectivity to trading venues, such as  LD4, Basildon or the LSE”, Julian King added.

In less than a year, over 150,000 man hours have completely stripped and refurbished the old Reuters Data Centre in Great Sutton Street, ready for this 91,000 square feet facility to open its doors. The space has been designed to be very flexible and offers a variety of options, ranging from single to multiple racks of 4KW upwards, half racks, to private caged areas offering 50KW upwards.  The building has also been fitted with a new, state of the art in-rack cooling system, which is currently the only Carbon Trust approved cooling system available.

Fixnetix Offers Microwave Access between London and Frankfurt

Fixnetix, managed services provider for ultra-low latency market data, trading and risk control, announced today an exclusive strategic alliance has been formed with Custom Connect MV.

via Pocket http://www.bobsguide.com//guide/news/2013/Jan/21/fixnetix-offers-microwave-access-between-london-and-frankfurt.html January 21, 2013 at 02:17PM

euNetworks Connects London’s Newest Data Centre : Enables Volta’s Great Sutton Street Facility With High Bandwidth Services : Designed For Businesses Requiring Central London Location And Ultra-Fast And Resilient Connectivity

euNetworks Group Limited (SGX: H23.SI), a pan-European bandwidth infrastructure provider, today announced it has connected up London’s newest addition to the data centre market. Connectivity services from euNetworks will be available when Volta’s data centre becomes operational early in 2013.

via Pocket http://www.mondovisione.com/media-and-resources/news/eunetworks-connects-londons-newest-data-centre-enables-voltas-great-sutton-s/ January 11, 2013 at 03:50PM

AlgoSpan improves low latency routes on its MAP

AlgoSpan enhanced important low latency routes on its market access platform (AlgoNet). AlgoSpan links London to Frankfurt with a one way latency of 4.324 milliseconds and to Stockholm in 11.045 milliseconds.

via Pocket http://www.rfpconnect.com/news/2011/10/20/algospan-improves-low-latency-routes-on-its-map/ December 30, 2012 at 06:50PM

AboveNet’s FinanceNet Platform Delivers the Lowest Latency Routes Across Key Financial Exchanges in London

Building on the success of AboveNet’s recent announcement of the shortest route from the City of London to Slough, AboveNet Communications, a leading provider of high bandwidth connectivity solutions, today unveiled a new dedicated FinanceNet platform between the community data centre of Interxio

via Pocket http://low-latency.com/article/abovenets-financenet-platform-delivers-lowest-latency-routes-across-key-financial-exchanges- December 30, 2012 at 06:50PM

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