SSE Enterprise Telecoms to connect new flagship data centre

The VIRTUS LONDON2 data centre

SSE Enterprise Telecoms has announced that it is providing a new state-of-the-art data centre in West London with a range of cutting-edge connectivity solutions.

Customers of the VIRTUS LONDON2 data centre in Hayes will benefit from the LIGHTNOW optical networking service, which offers high-capacity, ultra-resilient connectivity and already services 21 of London’s busiest data centres including the VIRTUS LONDON1 site in Enfield. Customers of the VIRTUS LONDON2 data centre will also benefit from optical waves, ethernet, IP transit and internet access following SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ investment in the facility.

Designed to meet the growing demand for scalable, reliable, on-demand co-location services, LONDON2 is a popular facility in the capital, offering 65,000 sq ft of Tier 3 certified designed data centre space. SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ suite of diversely connected networking solutions will be available to the wide range of companies served by LONDON2, including those specialising in cloud technology, secure hosting, professional services and education, as well as those in the financial services and mining industries.

Matthew Larbey, product strategy director at VIRTUS Data Centres, said: “Ultra-reliable, high-performance connectivity is a fundamental enabler for our rapidly growing customer base at LONDON2. With increasing demand for our data centre services, largely due to its strategic position – which is close enough to central London for low latency performance but far away enough to meet stringent government and financial services business continuity standards – we needed a network provider that could keep pace without risk of failure. With a provider of SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ calibre on-board, we’re confident that the facility will fully support the demanding enterprises that LONDON2 is attracting in the capital.”

Colin Sempill, managing director of SSE Enterprise Telecoms, said: “As a company, we’ve made a significant investment in our UK network in recent years. Customers like VIRTUS expect speed, latency and reliability from their providers and our innovative networking services, including LIGHTNOW, bring ultra-resilient networking solutions to a greater number of firms that have no tolerance for failure or downtime. Connecting prime data centres, such as the LONDON2 facility, in key business hubs, is part of our overarching objective to bring our reliable, high-capacity networking services to the doorsteps of the UK’s most demanding enterprises.”

SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ LIGHTNOW service provides organisations with rapidly provisioned 1Gb and 10Gb optical wavelength connectivity between some of the busiest commercial data centres in London and Manchester, all with sub 1ms latency. The LONDON2 facility is the latest addition to SSE Enterprise Telecoms’ portfolio of leading data centres, located in major digital hubs, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to expanding its nationwide network footprint.

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