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Investing in the UK’s digital infrastructure

October 29, 2013 Comments (0)           

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Three years ago Volta decided to invest tens of millions of pounds in building a new data centre in the heart of London. At the time confidence in the economy was hard to come by with very little money being invested in technology infrastructure, the City and elsewhere.
So why did we push ahead with our plans?
Data centres are a fundamental part of advanced economies and underpin so much in our digital, networked...

Power down? We’re always on.

October 16, 2013 Comments (0)           

Power is a big issue for data centres in fact it is perhaps their number one critical issue. They use a lot of it and making sure it stays on is a primary concern in ensuring that essential IT services are not interrupted.
As society relies more and more on the electronic economy to conduct anything from mobile banking to trading the stock markets to storing our family photographs in the cloud, the more important it becomes to manage the risk that those services could be interrupted because of...

Putting HFT square in the middle of the square mile

October 9, 2012 Comments (0)           

Getting in the right physical location now will enable high-frequency trading (HFT) firms to be flexible in the future as other aspects of their business change – which they will. Times are hard for the high-frequency trader and it seems they are about to get harder, following the restrictions that politicians recently announced they are seeking to impose upon electronic trading. On September 26th the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee (ECON) voted...