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Volta and Venus offer hybrid colocation via AWS Direct Connect

First Published 27th May 2014

Volta Data Centres partners with Venus Business Communications to offer enhanced hybrid colocation solutions via AWS Direct Connect.

Matthew Dent, CEO, Volta

Matthew Dent, CEO, Volta

"AWS, Venus and Volta provide businesses the opportunity to grow and expand even beyond the physical walls of the data centre."

London - Volta data centre and Venus, the fibre network provider for the media and business community, have jointly announced enhanced hybrid colocation solutions viaç at Volta Great Sutton Street (GSS).

New and existing customers can now collocate their IT infrastructure in the heart of London at Volta's facility, with AWS Direct Connect, a dark fibre connection between Volta GSS and Amazon Web Services through Venus' network capacity. AWS Elastic Cloud services provide overflow storage and processing capacity for data centre users.

Justin Keery, Director of Venus, said "Venus saw the Volta GSS opportunity before the fit-out was complete, and we have been connected since day one. Venus and Volta both target Central London businesses with requirements for serious data capacity. Volta GSS' power and cooling combined with the capacity of the Venus dark fibre network deliver a powerful colocation and connectivity combination to the City and West End."

Matthew Dent, CEO of Volta, comments: 'by having the availability of AWS services in Volta GSS, our customers are truly able to capitalise on all the the benefits of cloud infrastructure coupled with the highest quality colocation to create a truly Hybrid platform. AWS, Venus and Volta provide businesses the opportunity to grow and expand even beyond the physical walls of the data centre whilst increasing compute and storage capacity, analytics and deployment services.'

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