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Kao Data HPC data centre campus hooks up to Vorboss specialist low-latency network

Written by Thu 12 Nov 2020

Kao Data signs carrier agreement with high-performance enterprise connectivity provider

UK-based HPC colocation developer and operator Kao Data has partnered with Vorboss to become a Point-of-Presence (POP) for its high-capacity network.

Vorboss operates a specialist private fibre network for the financial services sector with handoffs in over 25 data centres in the UK and Europe.

Clients at Kao Data’s Harlow campus can now tap into Vorboss’ network and benefit from direct links from London’s financial hubs to the UK Innovation Corridor and into all major European metropolitan cities.

Kao Data’s OCP-ready Harlow campus, less than 20 miles from central London, is one of the UK’s most state of the art data centre locations. When completed it will support an ITE load of over 40MW – powered entirely by renewable energy.

Crucially, it is one of the few facilities in the UK that specifically caters for advanced supercomputing and high-performance computing (HPC) deployments. This makes the campus a logical choice for the financial services sector, which has become one of the biggest adopters of HPC and data/compute-intensive AI and machine learning applications.

“Financial data science is a complex and high-growth market sector, requiring data centres that can truly support the demands of AI and compute-intensive research and trading platforms,” said Spencer Lamb, VP, Kao Data.

“Expanding our carrier-neutral partnerships with fibre from Vorboss provides direct access to additional high-quality network capacity and will help meet customer requirements for dedicated low-latency and high-performance connectivity.”

“Vorboss is known for its innovation and expertise in the financial services sector, and Kao Data understands the competitive advantages that dedicated fibre offers to this crucial segment of UK businesses,” said Vorboss CEO, Timothy Creswick.

“It’s particularly fitting to be offering fibre connections to the site where fibre optic technologies were discovered over 50 years ago and we’re excited to see this collaboration maximise return on investment for many organisations.”

Written by Thu 12 Nov 2020


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