Ark recently announced a joint venture with the Cabinet Office known as Crown Hosting Data Centres to deliver an extensive data centre estate for central government and the public sector.
The data centre company and Interoute will work together to provide a high capacity low latency inter-data centre network between Ark’s Wiltshire and Hampshire campuses for the provision of data centre colocation services.
The services offered underneath Crown Hosting Data Centres will take advantage of the Hampshire and Wiltshire locations as they offer security, campus design and power usage efficiency figures.
“Ark and Vtesse (acquired by Interoute in October 2014) have a successful history of working together which began in 2008 with the development of Ark’s first campus in Wiltshire,” claimed Ark Data Centres CIO Steve Webb.
“Vtesse, now Interoute, has maintained an outstanding level of service delivery, innovating where others were unable to deliver and so it is the perfect partner for our services to the public sector via Crown Hosting Data Centres,” he added.
Interoute has constructed a Private Managed Optical Network between the Ark campuses and claims to be uniquely positioned to provide unlimited capacity between all Ark location with diverse fibre routes, building entries, racks and equipment, alongside market leading service levels and deliver lead-times.
All Interoute services between the Ark sites are CESG Assured Service (Telecoms), CAS(T) approved and the firm was recently awarded Direct Network Service Provider by status by the Cabinet Office.