A UK bandwith provider is investing £8m into giving 35 London data centres scalable and high bandwith connectivity.
euNetworks, which has DC customers such as Equinix, Interxion, Infinity, and Virtus data centres, is calling the infrastructure investment ‘dc connect’ and is even looking to take the increased connectivity forward to 250 data centres in Europe.
euNetworks CEO Brady Rafuse said: "As part of his London Infrastructure Plan 2050, the Mayor of London wants access to superfast broadband for 99 percent of the capital’s properties by 2018. By doing so, it’s estimated that London’s tech sector can deliver a £12billon economic boost and 46,000 jobs over the next decade.
"We believe that, by connecting businesses to our own fibre network in London, dc connect will help to achieve this goal by delivering a reliable, scalable and efficient solution in a way that other providers cannot."
euNetworks owns and operates its own fibre-based network, meaning it holds the keys to its own service level performance. Its solution delivers Fibre, Wavelengths and Ethernet service offerings between the 35 sites.
With cloud computing becoming an ever increasing necessity to stay competitive in today’s business world, increasing bandwidth for UK data centres is becoming vital.
Syed Kamall, MEP for London welcomed the investment, saying: "For London to remain an attractive location for modern businesses, it is essential that we continue to see this sort of investment in London’s communications infrastructure to provide bandwidth services."