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.
Node4 can help with you with your colocation needs. We offer a secure and resilient hosting environment in which to operate your existing IT investments. As we build, own and manage our data centres, we have the control to create the exact environment you need – taking into account security isolation (including cages), connectivity requirements, space, power and cooling.Find out more
There are circumstances where you need an on-premise hosting platform – but custom built solutions from multiple vendors can create significant complexity and management overhead.
One way to streamline your operations is with the the FlexPod solution from Cisco, VMware and NetApp. This provides a highly scalable combination of servers, switches and storage that are pre-certified to work together. We have significant experience in designing, installing and supporting FlexPod technology in customer premises around the world. And we can replicate your data to shared storage in Node4 data centres to protect you against incidents affecting your sites.
“It is refreshing to work with a vendor as trustworthy and transparent as Node4 – if they can do something, they’ll do it and if they can’t they’ll tell us up front. The customer service is excellent, Node4 is flexible with the solutions it provides and as a partner gives us exactly what we need. We have total confidence in the service Node4 provides, which allows us to concentrate on developing our business and helping our customers. It was imperative that we could guarantee uptime with superior connectivity and Node4 promised 99.9%. “
Mike McGrady MD
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.
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.