11h | Abigail Opiah
IT infrastructure services provider Pulsant has announced its investment in a new national network enabling edge computing.
The company has set aside £8 million to create and maintain a network capable of delivering sub 5-millisecond latency to over 95% of the UK population from Pulsant’s sovereign UK data centres.
The network will be facilitated through an agreement with communications infrastructure company Zayo Group Inc.
The collaboration will see 10 Pulsant data centres across the UK connected via Zayo’s fibre network to build a digital ecosystem.
The company claims that this will allow its clients to access and benefit from connections to the edge.
“At Pulsant we’ve always been committed to supporting the evolving needs of our clients. This collaboration with Zayo provides a cutting-edge network that will unlock the opportunities of edge computing for many organisations,” said Pulsant CEO Rob Coupland (pictured).
“Combining our diverse portfolio of data centres and Zayo’s innovative fibre solutions, this unique new network will bring reliable, scalable and high-capacity coverage to businesses across the whole of the UK.”
Coupland replaced Niclas Sanfridsson as the company’s CEO in 2019, from his previous position as managing director EMEA at Digital Realty.
The company revealed in a written release that the new network will provide the infrastructure to support the next generation of innovative applications, as businesses look to adopt and deploy distributed multi-cloud strategies.
“Pulsant’s impressive network of data centres serving businesses in every region across the UK will be critical to meet the growing demands of edge cloud traffic,” added Zayo’s Managing Director of Europe, Jesper Aagaard.
“Coupled with Zayo’s unique, low latency fibre network, this digital infrastructure will drive the next evolution of edge computing and bring its benefits to customers.”
Pulsant connects organisations to a secure, scalable IT infrastructure and the UK’s digital edge through a national network of data centres and cloud platforms.