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Colocation, the new way to work from home.

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COVID-19 brought a lot of changes to the world, we’ve adapted to lockdowns, social distancing and facemasks over the last few years. Though facemasks aren’t becoming a permanent part of our wardrobe, there are a lot of changes that aren’t going anywhere. Remote and homeworking has become the norm for a lot of employees around the world.

A recent survey of over one thousand senior executives by Forbes found that 97% believe the virus accelerated Digital Transformation. Digital transformation is the adoption of digital technology by a company. Common goals for its implementation are to improve efficiency, value or innovation. Businesses have shown digital transformation by utilising online meeting systems like Zoom or Teams, moving their brick and mortar stores online and in some cases even closing their offices to allow staff to work remotely.

Remote working is becoming the norm in several industries, with companies like Google and Twitter making working from home the preferred option for most staff. Although a lot of these bigger companies keep some office space open for meetings, stock and their server rooms this isn’t always an option for SME’s looking to do the same thing. But there are other alternatives to help SME’s get the resources they need. One way we help businesses looking to go remote is by providing co-location services for their servers.  

What is colocation? 

Colocation (sometimes known as “colo”) is the practice of renting space for your servers and other computing hardware at a third-party provider’s data centre facility. Typically, colocation services include the building in which everything is housed, as well as networking, physical security, redundant power and redundant cooling components, which then support the servers and storage provided by the customer.

What you should look for when choosing a colocation provider:

DDoS Mitigation at Standard

This protects your systems with our upstream mitigation service, ensuring that all illegitimate traffic is scrubbed before even hitting our network.

Continuously Monitored Environment

Data centres and physical hardware which are monitored 24/7/365, with electronic and NFC door systems for authorised personnel only.

Remote KVM Access 24/7/365

KVM over IP access allows remote operators to access the console of your co-located servers via the internet or private network. Available as a service add-on.

STULZ Air Conditioning

Specifically for mission-critical applications, STULZ are a leading solution provider of temperature and humidity management technology.

FM200 Fire Suppression

Also known as HFC227ea, FM200 is a waterless fire protection system and is discharged into the fire within 10 seconds, suppressing the risk immediately.

N+1 Riello Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)

In the event of a mains power failure, your servers will remain online, until power is resumed.

Data Centre Access 24/7/365

When remote KVM access isn’t appropriate, and you need to come on-site, you need to pick a supplier with 24/7/365 accessibility to their data centres. 

How we help?

Our Colocation Hosting services are available from our facilities in NottinghamManchester & London Data Centres. We provide the optimum environment to house your hardware. With security at the core of everything we do, you and your servers are in safe hands.

With remote KVM access and remote hands services, you’re not reliant on visits to our facilities, backed by a team of expert specialists who are by your side 24/7, whatever challenges you face.

To find out more about our colocation services visit our webpage or contact our sales team.