Volta and LuxConnect forge European data centre hub alliance

05 October 2016 |


Colocation providers Volta Data Centres in London and LuxConnect in Luxembourg have forged an alliance in a bid to connect the two most strategically important communication hubs in Europe.

The alliance is designed to combine strengths and help companies meet the challenges presented by changing regulations and capacity fluctuations.

This strategic alliance was disclosed at a reception held in the Luxembourg Embassy in London on October 4th hosted by the Ambassador of Luxembourg HE Mr Patrick Engelberg.

Volta Data Centres has a purpose built facility that sits between Shoreditch and the City of London. The site, completely refurbished in 2013, provides a secure colocation platform for small or medium size enterprises, growing companies, or enterprises looking to fulfil a global ambition, allowing businesses to connect seamlessly to the world. LuxConnect has four multi-Tier (Tier II, III & IV) data centres in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg certified by the Uptime Institute. Several global companies from finance, entertainment and online commerce are hosted at their facilities.

The alliance is aimed at bolstering the security and continuity needed by companies in the shifting political and commercial landscapes created by a fast growing IT services sector and the potential restructuring of the EU following Britain’s Brexit vote. Each data centre company offers high-speed connectivity and scalability.

Volta Data Centres won an award for its innovative Platinum Power SLA; In recognition of its superior level of resilience, Volta launched the unique SLA, offering a year’s free service to any company losing power for even a second, demonstrating how confident they are in their resilience.

LuxConnect has been recognised for its exclusive use of green electricity sourced from sustainable sources and the subsequent low carbon footprint of its facilities. Their data centres provide a stable environment for business-critical hosting with low latency connections to the major European Internet hubs.

Now the two companies can straddle two strategic hubs, easily access space when needed and offer prospective clients a simple way to expand across two key locations.

The following carriers are present in both data centres: BT, Level 3, Cogent, Verizon and Colt.

Both companies have completed due diligence on each other’s facilities which can now be extended to existing and new clients. Both companies have fitted out space available ready for early occupancy.

“Luxembourg and London are fully complementary,” said LuxConnect CEO Roger Lampach. “We found Volta to be the ideal company to work with, both in its philosophy and its target sectors. It will provide a very useful offering to our partners looking for space for their clients in London.”

“We are glad to announce this strategic alliance between the two companies,” said Volta Managing Director Jonathan Arnold, “now end users can expand and be present in two of the most strategic communications hubs in Europe.”