Volta turns on power at new London data centre

Source: Volta

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. 

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