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 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.
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
Initial support of systems on customer’s own site
Gradual migration to our datacentre
Automated patch and software update management
Comprehensive systems monitoring
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
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.