28th July 2016
Sovereign’s new virtual reality tour of its Tier III data centre has attracted more visitors to the company’s trade show stands than ever before.
Feedback from viewers of our new, immersive data centre tour has been surprisingly enthusiastic, with people particularly enjoying the level of detail in which the technology is shown.
Using 3D filming techniques, the 360∘ tour allows viewers to experience the data centre as if they were actually there – without leaving their office. It can either be watched in 2D or, using a virtual reality headset or Google cardboard, viewers can immerse themselves in a full 3D experience.
Showcased at two major trade shows since its launch earlier this year, British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) and Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), the tour video received great comments from those who viewed it.
“I know Sovereign as expert IT consultants in the social housing sector,” said one CIH attendee. “I didn’t realise they had so many other strengths, like managed IT services. The data centre is incredible, really impressive.”
A BIBA attendee observed, “We believe the safest data centres now are located outside of the major cities. The challenge is making the time to visit them when time is precious for everyone. It’s too easy to keep data where it’s always been, without thinking whether that means it’s in the best place. This tour showed me Sovereign’s data centre as if I was there, without having to actually go there. Very inspiring and compelling in terms of understanding the benefits of moving our data out of London.”
Sovereign’s data centre is Tier III designed and holds the ISO 27001 standard for security. The Cockfosters site was carefully selected for its high position above sea level, great overland and underground rail access and major road links to the South East and the rest of the UK. The 360∘ tour hasbeen filmed to demonstrate both the impressive quality of the facility and the expertise with which it’s managed.
Sovereign’s Managing Director, Jo Sedley-Burke, comments, “We knew the 360∘ tour was going to be a great way to show people the high standard of our facility, but we didn’t expect
such enthusiastic feedback. We work with businesses across many sectors and are known for particular areas of expertise. In just a few short minutes of watching this video, it’s easy to see the breadth of what we do.”
Viewing the 360∘ virtual reality tour is easy. Go to Sovereign’s YouTube channel https://youtu.be/ttnxe1r4g0I to watch the video. Get Google cardboard for the full 3D experience or alternatively, you can watch it in normal video format.