Datacentre Hosting

Datacentre hosting (also known as co-location) gives you dedicated space, within a permanent datacentre facility. 


Different from virtual servers or private cloud, datacentre hosting is for physical equipment (servers, routers, firewalls etc) which you own, which you may already be hosting in your offices, or other hosting facilities.  

Datacentres provide the best environment for your critical systems to maximise equipment lifetime and performance. 


In a carrier neutral datacentre, high quality, low cost internet connectivity means access to your systems from more than one office over wide area networks is fast and low cost.

Our Locations and Connectivity


We have permanent presence in Equinix MA2 Manchester at Reynolds House, where we have a multi homed network with good routes to the rest of the UK, Europe and the east coast of the USA. 


We have high speed connectivity to nearby Manchester Science Park, including MA1 Williams House / Kilburn House; and to other Equinix / Telecity datacentres worldwide.


We interconnect with major cloud providers via AWS Direct Connect and Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute.  If you already host systems in Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure public clouds, this provides very high speed, low cost, private network connectivity to systems hosted in our datacentre. 

We also have access to co-location in other facilities in Rochdale, Leeds and London, with layer 2 connectivity available.

Customer Focus

Sector: Software Development


  • Managed hosting of Microsoft Hyper-V servers for production and test environments

  • Server support for 50 virtual servers across 4 physical hosts

Our solution:

  • Initial support of systems on customer’s own site

  • Gradual migration to our datacentre

  • Automated patch and software update management

  • Comprehensive systems monitoring

Customer Benefits:

  • Regularly updated and secure server infrastructure

  • Guarantees that servers in similar roles were identically configured, reducing bugs and faults.

  • Saving from not having to employ 2 more staff members

  • Lower power costs and space utilisation at their offices


100Mb/s or 1Gb/s ethernet ports.

Managed firewall available.

N+1 Power & cooling redundancy

Redundant PDUs and power available from independent sides.

ISO27001, 14001, 9001 & PCI-DSS


1u, 2u, 1/4, 1/2 or full rack

Our Service


For customers who choose to host systems in our datacentre, we offer a comprehensive consultancy-led migration service to help you move your systems from wherever they are currently located, with the minimum possible amount of downtime.

Equinix facilities are carrier-neutral, so if you need connectivity from a particular carrier (such as your MPLS provider), we can also assist with design and procurement of connectivity and any cross connects.

We offer rapid response, remote intelligent hands from our nearby Manchester offices, together with a range of support & maintenance packages up to 24x7x365.


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