Geo Networks delivers diverse fibre to Ark Continuity’s Spring Park data centre
25 year, £1.1m deal enables Ark to offer high-capacity bandwidth to the West
London, 20 December 2011 – Geo Networks Limited (“Geo”), a leading provider of dedicated fibre networks, today announced the completion of a 25 year deal with high-integrity data centre specialist, Ark Continuity Limited (“Ark”), to deploy diverse fibre connectivity to Ark’s Spring Park data centre campus in Wiltshire.
The 13.5 kilometre (km) new network infrastructure has been delivered to Spring Park, which will provide 93,000 square metres of data centre and office accommodation to national and local businesses. The new fibre optic network, which connects Spring Park to Geo’s 3,000km national backbone and enables direct access to Ireland, will provide diverse routes for the virtual elimination of network downtime.
The diverse route will enable Ark to sell low latency fibre capacity onward, to heavy users of data including service providers and enterprise businesses, as well as extending Geo’s reach to the Wiltshire location for its existing and new customers. Additionally, with eight sub ducts now installed, each to carry 96 pairs of fibre, should a customer stipulate the use of an alternative carrier, that carrier can quickly and easily procure fibre from Geo to sell on and manage on behalf of its customers.
Steve Webb, Chief Operating Officer at Ark said, “Ark’s philosophy of continuously delivering high integrity data centres built on security and availability without compromising sustainability is at the core of everything we do. We are enormously excited about our Data Centre propositions, which offer customers the choice of Bespoke, Tailored or Standard solutions to meet their exact requirements. Whichever option is selected, they will receive mission critical infrastructures, including reliable and secure connectivity, ready to meet tomorrow’s needs today. We were recommended to Geo on the basis of its delivery history and strength of network; we know that Geo fibre will guarantee speed and security for our customers.”
“This strategic deal highlights a very important extension of our network into yet another high-profile data centre”, said Chris Smedley, Chief Executive at Geo. “We are well-placed to meet Ark’s long term requirements to satisfy demanding end-user needs, and we are very much looking forward to continuing our work with Ark over the coming years.”
About Geo Networks
Geo is the only company in the UK solely focused on the designing and building of bespoke dedicated fibre network solutions. Geo’s revolutionary and flexible approach means that for the first time, organisations can own and control their networks, ensuring that security, high bandwidth and resilience are guaranteed. By allowing its customers to directly own and control the underlying optical fibre that is at the heart of their data network, Geo is the only truly open access network provider in the UK. It provides an extensive range of solutions including fully managed networks, dark fibre and co-location services. Geo enables network solutions throughout the UK and in the London area. Customers include mobile operators, service providers, major banks and the public sector. Geo is listed as the UK’s 3rd fastest growing telecoms & networking company in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list for 2010. Geo was also shortlisted for the 2010 Sunday Times Tech Track 100: Barclays Corporate Performance Excellence Award. Visit www.geo-uk.net for more information.
About Ark Continuity
Ark specialise in the design, build and operation of high integrity data centres, developed to deliver optimum security and availability with the highest levels of sustainability, without compromise.
Our structured methodology combined with proven and rigorous engineering, results in highly modular architectures that are scalable, multi-tiered, rapidly deployed, highly efficient and, above all, low carbon.
For more information please visit www.arkcontinuity.co.uk
Tel: 0845 389 3355