Colocation Services in Central London

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In addition to being highly resilient and concurrently maintainable to the highest Tier III standards, Volta’s data centre provides a colocation centre of choice in the heart of London. Its Great Sutton Street facility is perfect for organisations who want to take advantage of all the benefits of colocation, while keeping their data within easy reach.

Why co-locate?

Whether your company is a start-up or a well-established global business, it relies on Big Data to grow and develop, using data analysis to gather crucial insights into consumer behaviour and to inform important strategy decisions. As your place of work and the hub of your communications, your office is not equipped to safely and securely store that critical infrastructure.

That’s why businesses of all sizes choose colocation, renting out purpose-built space for their data in the form of cabinets and racks (a rack is a standardised frame for mounting equipment and hardware). Colocation providers deliver high levels of security, with security guards and biometric access control available at all times.

Colocation providers also bring peace of mind, with data centres offering reliable backups and UPS devices to protect data against outages, including those caused by natural disaster, fire or flooding.

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The advantages of colocation

Colocation services generally provide a range of business benefits. As inhouse server rooms are so complex and expensive to maintain, storing them in a dedicated facility means significant cost and time savings. Data centres are also built with enhanced security and compliance in mind. They allow for easy scalability, are manned by expert engineers 24/7, and offer levels of redundancy and uptime that an office server room simply cannot match.

Volta’s central London colocation spaces offer all this and are even pre-configured to your specific requirements ahead of moving in day to minimise set-up time and resource. If it’s colocation in London you’re looking for, whether you need individual racks or full cages with multiple racks, Volta Data Centres can house, secure, and maintain, your assets with ‘always on’ power and connectivity.

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The importance of physical security

The IT hardware today’s businesses use is critical to their existence. If data is lost, connectivity or power fails for a significant period of time, or assets are seriously compromised, the damage to the brand can be irreparable.

At Volta Data Centres, we understand this. It’s one of the reasons our Great Sutton Street site was chosen, with its rugged build quality and comfortable distance from flood risk areas.

To further fortify your assets, we employ 24/7 manned security, use external and internal HD CCTV systems and optional biometric ID-only entry points, regularly update maintenance logs and testing schedules and deploy rigorous fire risk protocols.

 

The Volta space is different

Customers who entrust us with their critical IT assets are, of course, drawn to our multiple accreditations and certifications, transparent pricing, easy scalability options, heavy-duty security, 100% uptime, formidable resilience, state-of-the-art cooling systems, and green credentials, but our facility itself offers some very human benefits too.

Located as we are in central London, our facility is just seven minutes from Barbican Station, 10 minutes from Farringdon Station, 15 minutes from Old Street Station, and 16 minutes from Bank Station, meaning your infrastructure is within easy reach. If you’re driving to us, parking with free EV charging points as well.

Once inside, our customers have access to stylish meeting rooms, changing rooms with hot showers, a comfortable break-out lounge, and kitchen facilities. And, if you feel like a change of scenery, upon stepping out of our grounds, you will be met with an array of pubs, bars, and eateries.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A data centre is a physical facility that organisations use to store, process, and distribute data and critical applications. Organisations might rent hardware belonging to the data centre or use the facility to store their own hardware.

IT operations are crucial for business continuity, so data centres include backup components and infrastructure for power supply, connectivity, and environmental controls.

Colocation is where the Data centre provides an empty rack, dual power feeds, cooling, physical security and connectivity for a client to house their own servers and equipment.

With London being the central business hub of the UK, Volta can ensure that the needs of customers who interact with your organisation are met and surpassed.

Located in central London, Volta customers reach their global partners and clients via low latency, high performance connectivity, meaning a faster and more reliable delivery of content, increased security, and guaranteed consistency of service.

Whether your company is a start-up or a well-established global business, it relies on Big Data to grow and develop. Deep insights into consumer behaviour gathered through data analysis are crucial for informing important strategy decisions. Few office spaces are equipped to store an infrastructure so critical to business performance safely and securely.

By renting out purpose-built space for your hardware, you gain access to high levels of security, reliable backups, and UPS devices to protect data against outages.

Very much so. Our superior level of resilience means all clients receive a 100% uptime service level agreement (SLA), as standard. Located on two separate, diverse power rings within London’s upgraded 33kV network, Volta is one of the most power-resilient data centres in the UK. It’s crucial that your colocation is available to you on a 24/7 basis with complete consistency, and Volta’s fully N+1 power infrastructure ensures this.

At Volta, we use a transparent and predictable pricing structure, and your usage is reviewed regularly. If it becomes apparent that you are frequently exceeding your estimated usage, your dedicated account manager will contact you to discuss your current and likely future needs so we can provision and bill accurately in line with them.

As your organisation grows, so too will your need for extra capacity. Our facility boasts 46,000 square feet of available space, meaning additional power and rack space can be easily accommodated as your needs change and grow.

Yes. The Volta Data Centres facility is open 24/7/365.

Yes. By providing multiple Tier I and Tier II carrier options with diverse entry points into the building, the connectivity that Volta provides is not reliant upon a single fibre provider – it is a diverse range of fibre connections, including significant back-up options.

Our carrier neutral status means you’ll have the freedom to select your own carrier or choose from any of the 30+ providers we already partner with.

Where to even start with this one. Firstly, we own our London data centre outright and invest heavily in its resources and state-of-the-art facilities so we can continue to meet our clients’ developing needs.

We have upgraded power systems, advanced cooling systems, guarantee 100% uptime, and have robust backup provisions for both power and connectivity. We are the only Central London Data centre to have installed not one, but two dedicated 33kV transformers.

Alongside the expert mechanical engineers we have on site around the clock, we also have highly trained security guards patrolling the premises 24/7 so you can be certain that your assets are being constantly and vigilantly monitored.

And, despite all this power and connectivity, we’re green. All energy use at Volta Data Centres is sourced from 100% renewable sources. We even provide free Electric Vehicle charging points.

All of this is provided with transparent billing, exceptional customer service, and effortless scalability.