31 October 2017
Volta and root6 have teamed-up to offer support to the film, post-production and new media communities in central London.
Soho-based root6 is a specialist supplier of AV technology solutions and managed services to clients such as the BBC, ITV, FOX International Channels, amongst many others.
As part of its ambition to become a role model to show customers how they can improve their business infrastructures, root6 needed a resilient data centre close to Soho where most of the capital’s media industry resides. Volta reckons it was an obvious choice.
Built to Tier III standards, the company claims its 91,000ft2 data centre has a history of zero outages and offers a unique central London location with two separate diverse 33kV power rings coming into its building. Volta adds that the facility also benefits from ultra-fast connectivity linking customers to a variety of “world-class” carriers, cloud providers, networks and major internet exchanges.
root6 has now transferred its processing and IT equipment into the centre, with its technicians maintaining constant access when required.
“It was key for us to choose a data centre partner that could keep pace with the development of innovative technologies as it is vital to our business in the media industry,” says root6 director Rupert Watson. “In the fast-moving media community, easy access to information, as well as availability at any time of day and night is vital because deadlines can’t be missed.”
Moving its equipment to a hosted provider has also provided the experience and knowledge for the company to showcase the approach to its customers.
Watson says: “Our high-end TV and [digital] cinema customers look to us to be ahead of the game when it comes to providing uncompressed quality and low latency HD and 4K video. Through our partnership, we can offer complex wave division multiplex and KVM solutions that fit perfectly with the metro fibre network that terminates at Volta.”