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How Colocation will benefit your business


Complete security for your hosted servers: 
Keeping your confidential business data secure is vital. On-premise servers are prone to unauthorised access and theft, meaning the privacy of your data can easily be compromised. Our dedicated Tier 3 data centre environments offer high levels of security 24/7, to fully protect your equipment on a physical level. A combination of continuous manned security, CCTV surveillance, intruder alarms and authorised access control makes sure only the people you want to have access to your servers can get near them. 


Your data, always available: 
Even the shortest period of time without access to your systems or data can have huge operational and financial impacts to your business. Therefore, it's essential that you can completely rely on your hosting environment. We provide a fully redundant service as standard to keep you connected to your data no matter the situation.


Reduce your infrastructure costs: 
Creating an environment to house your server infrastructure can be very costly. Not only does it need to have sufficient space, power, cooling and connectivity, it must also provide the necessary security and redundancy needed for best case business continuity. For a simple monthly, quarterly or annual fee, our service gives you access to all of the above without the headache. No huge upfront costs and no ongoing utility and maintenance bills. 


A service that grows with you: 
On-premise server environments can be very inflexible, either restricted by space or by the running costs of supporting extra hardware. Being able to simply add to your service, either by rack space, required power or connectivity allows your business to grow without the worry of your server infrastructure holding you back. 


UK-based service and support: 
We offer a 24/7 remote hands service at each of our data centres of up to 2 hours a month, included as standard in your service. Our unscripted UK-based customer and technical support teams are also on hand to help you at any point throughout your service. We have a team of experts ready to help you with any questions you may have.



Our data centres


Our Colocation service uses some of Europe's largest purpose-built Tier 3 data centres to provide your business with the best environment to host your servers. Both Global Switch – London Docklands and Chalfont Grove benefit from diverse feeds from the National Grid network where the incoming electrical supplies are considered among the most resilient available to any infrastructure within the UK. Located in and around London, multiple transport links are available to each to easily reach your servers when needed.

Security:

  • 24x7x365 manned security operations centre and guard patrols
  • Common interior and exterior CCTV surveillance
  • CCTV records kept for a minimum of 31 days
  • Perimeter Intrusion Detection System
  • Intruder alarms to all areas
  • Physical access controlled by mantrap 
  • Access control via proximity card readers and biometric systems
  • Secure managed delivery and loading area available 24x7x365
  • Secure staging available, if required

Redundancy and environment

  • Utility supply with N 1 redundancy
  • Technical and mechanical power supplied by on-site diesel rotary type UPS
  • Mechanical systems backed up by DRUPS system
  • Fully diverse power distribution to technical areas
  • 48-hour capacity on-site diesel tanks with 24x7 fuel delivery
  • Up to 2,000 watts per sq m as standard, with higher power density available
  • Minimum N 2 resilience on all systems
  • Diverse chilled water cooling system
  • In rack cooling capability if required
  • CRAC units within customer areas provided at minimum N 1
  • Temperature and humidity maintained to industry accepted standards 
  • Analogue addressable fire detection system in all areas
  • VESDA early warning system
  • Inergen gas suppression system in technical areas



Have a question or ready to buy? Contact us now on 0345 122 4222 to discuss a Colocation solution that works for your business. We have a range of options available to make sure that your needs are entirely catered for.