Colocation

Our colocation services will protect your high-value data in one of our secure and accredited data centres in the UK. Let’s talk

Introduce More Resilience with Colocation

Introduce more resilience into your IT environment with higher availability, total security and the ability to scale fast with colocation services that puts you in complete control.

You provide the hardware and we will secure, power and connect your complete solution in our data centres.

With state of the art colocation services, there’s never been a better time to introduce agile IT services into your organisation.

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Building which houses data centres.

Built in resilience and availability

  • We wholly own and manage our data centres
  • Designed them from the ground up with resilience built in from day one
  • 100% performance and service SLAs for power and cooling uptime guarantee high availability in even the most demanding conditions
Secured server using full perimeter fencing.

Total security and peace of mind

  • ISO27001 certified data centres
  • Security personnel onsite 24×7
  • Full perimeter fencing
  • Multilayer access control
  • CCTV and FM200 & IG55 fire suppression for complete peace of mind
Storing data in a secure cloud.

Supporting you all the way

  • Providing you with secure rack space with power and connection to your chosen carrier, you will be up and running in no time
  • With our migration, and remote Hands & Eyes services, our onsite engineers are here to help with day to day installation, maintenance and troubleshooting tasks
Commercial structures connected using colocation services.

Scaling with You

  • We’re ready to scale with you. Instantly increase rack space, power or bandwidth when you need it and grow without limitations.

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Four Regional Data Centres Along the M1 Corridor

  • Capacity
    26,000 ft2
    450 Racks
    4 Data Halls
  • Security
    Perimeter Fencing
    CCTV
    Photo ID
    24/7 Manned Security
    Anti-tailgating pod
    ISO27001
    Caged areas available
  • Power
    3.3 MVA Power from diverse substations Dual Transformers
    N+1 Generator Backup
    N+N UPS
    Fully concurrent maintainability
  • Environment
    N+N Water Cooled Chillers with N+N Air Handlers
    FM200 / IG55 Argon/Nitrogen Plus VESDA Detection
    Full concurrent maintainability
  • Connectivity
    Dedicated Internet
    MPLS (PoP)
  • Services
    Onsite Support Team
    Remote Hands and Eyes
    Managed Services Cabling
  • Capacity
    16,000 ft2
    330 Racks
    4 Data Halls
  • Security
    Perimeter Fencing
    CCTV
    Photo ID
    24/7 Manned Security
    ISO27001
  • Power
    2.5 MVA Power from diverse substations
    N+1 Generator Backup
    N+1 UPS
  • Environment
    N+1 DX Cooling Air Conditioning
    FM200 Fire Suppression
    Full concurrent maintainability
  • Connectivity
    Dedicated Internet
    MPLS (PoP)
  • Services
    Onsite Support Team
    Remote Hands and Eyes
    Managed Services Cabling
  • Capacity
    41,000 ft2
    800 Racks
    3 Data Halls
  • Security
    Perimeter Fencing
    CCTV
    Photo ID
    24/7 Manned Security
    Anti-pass-through data centre entry
    ISO27001
    Caged areas available
  • Power
    4.0 MVA Power, Quad Transformers
    N+1 Generator Backup
    N+N UPS
    Fully concurrent maintainability
  • Environment
    N+2 Water Cooled Chillers with N+N Air Handlers
    IG55 Argon/Nitrogen Plus VESDA Detection
    Full concurrent maintainability
  • Connectivity
    Dedicated Internet
    MPLS (PoP)
  • Services
    Onsite Support Team
    Remote Hands and Eyes
    Managed Services Cabling
  • Capacity
    226,042 ft2
    7,000 Racks
    4 Data Halls
  • Security
    Perimeter Fencing
    CCTV
    Photo ID
    24/7 Manned Security
    ISO27001
  • Power
    4.0 MVA Power, Dual Transformers
    N+2 Generator Backup
    N+1 UPS
  • Environment
    (N+2) Air Cooled Chillers with Free Cooling Facility
    Double-interlocked Pre-action fire suppression (Dry Pipe)
  • Connectivity
    Dedicated Internet
    MPLS (PoP)
  • Services
    Onsite Support Team
    Remote Hands and Eyes
    Managed Services Cabling

We look after over 700 customers, and more than 1000 including our partner end-users

Over 83k ft2 building space, with 35k ft2 data centre space

10MW power across our data centres

Over 1500 racks across our 3 wholly owned data centres

Colocation Services FAQs

What is the difference between colocation and a data centre?

Colocation means that instead of hosting your IT equipment on-premises, you host it offsite in a data centre run by a colocation provider. You might colocate your primary equipment, or a secondary backup as part of your business continuity and disaster recovery strategies. A data centre is the purpose-built facility that hosts your IT equipment. Racks within the data centre provide storage, and your colocation provider will manage and monitor the environment to ensure that conditions are at their optimum. Here at Node4, for instance, we build, design and manage our data centres, taking into account security, connectivity, space, power and cooling.

What is the difference between colocation and cloud hosting?

Cloud is a type of colocation, where you move your IT to a third-party data centre and they operate the hardware and software infrastructure for you. Many businesses are moving to cloud for cost-savings and scalability. It’s a great option if you don’t have an existing infrastructure, or you want to replace existing, ageing infrastructure.If you want full control of your hardware and don’t want to be reliant on a third-party for its operation, colocation is a good alternative. It means moving your own IT equipment into a colocation data centre, and still benefiting from having it in a purpose-built environment.

Why have a UK colocation data centre?

There are several benefits to colocation, when compared with hosting IT on premises. Predictable monthly OPEX costs, and the ability to easy scale up (or down) or move offices without having to move your IT equipment, are a just a few.Also, with colocation, you can leave building and maintaining the infrastructure to your provider – and instead focus on what you do best. Colocation providers invest millions in their purpose-built data centres, more than most businesses can. This means they provide better security, disaster recovery and resilience. Operating at a larger scale, they often have better green credentials too.

What is Colocation?

Colocation allows your business to host your server in a third-party environment and share their bandwidth as your own. Moving your on-premises server into a data centre means that you can leave the time and cost of maintaining its environment to your UK colocation provider.

For more information about our colocation services, get in touch

0345 123 2222

info@node4.co.uk