Co-location has been a winning strategy for a number of our customers as Datanet. This approach consists in using a resilient data centre to house critical equipment. This data centre is equipped with connectivity, cooling and diverse power. Here is how three different customers who decided to give offsite server co-location in UK a try to address their business needs.
Co-location in the Context of a Business Continuity Plan
We have a customer who operates from a location in central London. This customer decided to use co-location as a part of their business continuity plan because they wanted to keep their critical DR servers in a secure location. Datanet’s London Edge data centre was a logical choice since it is outside of London while being easy to access. This customer also needed backup services. The Dell EqualLogic storage arrays used by Datanet were a perfect fit for this customer. They will be able to restore all their data if their hardware in London is damaged or inaccessible. All their valuable data is stored on hardware kept on a rack of the data centre. Datanet offers suites for each customer for a convenient co-location experience.
Co-location and Proof of Concept Laboratory
We have another customer who offers Proof of Concept (PoC) laboratory services. This requires a significant amount of rack space since they test different types of apps and hardware for major customers from everywhere around the globe. They have been using our co-location services to recreate a global live environment so they can thoroughly test apps, hardware and software and make sure these products are ready to be released. Our co-location services allow them to make sure they are delivering a high-quality product and to follow precise testing procedures.
Co-location and Managed I.T Services
We have a third customer that relies on cloud computing to offer managed I.T. services. They use co-location so that their customers have access to a secure and reliable cloud service. Our Datanet data centre includes several onsite generators, cooling systems, resilient Internet connection and UPS systems. We can guarantee 99.999% uptime, which allows this customer to offer a high-quality cloud computing service to their own customers. Their apps and services are available at all times thanks to the Datanet data centre and this customer doesn’t have to directly purchase or manage the hardware required to offer a cloud computing service.
These are only three of our customers. There are many other uses for co-location and businesses can benefit from this approach in several ways. Co-location can be a part of your Business Continuity Plan or allow you to offer your own cloud computing services. You can rely on co-location if you need to offer a proof of concept lab testing service or need a fundamental building block for another type of business proposition that relies on tech.
Datanet offers a great co-location experience by providing space, cooling, power, connectivity and reliability. The data, services and high bandwidth are available at all time and we have a team of on-site engineers who can offer help when you need it. Datanet has been offering hosting, connectivity and co-location services for over twenty years. Our Tier 3+ London Edge Data Centre is an ideal choice if you are looking for a resilient solution and want security, connectivity, power and cooling.