Interoute to provide data center interconnect to Ark Data Centres

UK data center designer and operator Ark Data Centres Ltd. has tapped fiber-optic network services provider Interoute to supply data center interconnect between Ark's Wiltshire and Hampshire colocation services campuses. Ark is using the two facilities as part of its joint venture with the Cabinet Office through Crown Hosting Data Centres to serve the data center needs of central government and the public sector.

UK data center designer and operator Ark Data Centres Ltd. has tapped fiber-optic network services provider Interoute to supply data center interconnect between Ark's Wiltshire and Hampshire colocation services campuses. Ark is using the two facilities as part of its joint venture with the Cabinet Office through Crown Hosting Data Centres to serve the data center needs of central government and the public sector.

Interoute has built a "Private Managed Optical Network" between the two Ark campuses. The optical network services company says it can supply unlimited capacity between all Ark locations with diverse fiber routes, building entries, racks, and equipment. Interoute asserts that all of the services between the Ark campuses are CESG Assured Service (Telecoms) approved. Interoute also received Direct Network Service Provider (DNSP) status by the Cabinet Office.

"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," explains Steve Webb, CIO at Ark Data Centres. "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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