Zayo to provide connectivity for Volta's new London data centre

Zayo Group will deliver fibre-based connectivity to Volta's latest data centre in Central London, under a new partnership between the two companies.

It is hoped the move will help better serve the financial services industries, enabling customers to deliver market data and execute orders across low latency infrastructure.

Specialist data centre developer Volta plans to open the facility in early spring, which aims to provide London-based financial services companies with access to key liquidity trading venues. It is located in the former Reuters and BT building on Great Sutton Street, which is being fully refurbished and will receive a 33kV diverse power supply.

Zayo will serve Volta's customers through its fibre-optic, low latency network, which connects Basildon to the Docklands in the east, and from the City to Slough in the west. Zayo claims its network links all of London's financial districts.

"Our customers in the financial services community have demanding requirements for capacity, latency and scalability. Zayo's service enables financial commodity exchanges to deliver market data and execute orders across a secure, low-latency infrastructure," said Stephanie Copeland, SVP for Zayo Group.

For Zayo, the move will help further establish its presence in Europe. The company revealed to Capacity in November of last year that it was looking to establish itself in the region following its takeover of AboveNet.