Interoute to support Ark on a new IT infrastructure project for the UK government

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Ark Data Centres Limited (Ark) has selected Interoute 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.

Ark recently announced that it has embarked on a joint venture with the Cabinet Office through Crown Hosting Data Centres to deliver an extensive data centre estate for central government and the public sector. The services offered by Crown Hosting Data Centres will take advantage of Ark’s campus locations in Hampshire and Wiltshire which offer industry leading security, campus design and power usage efficiency (PUE) figures.

Interoute has constructed a Private Managed Optical Network between the Ark campuses. Interoute is uniquely positioned to provide unlimited capacity between all Ark locations with diverse fibre routes, building entries, racks and equipment; along with market leading service levels and delivery lead-times.

Steve Webb, CIO at Ark Data Centres, said: “Ark and Vtesse (Vtesse was 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. 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.”

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