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    Colocation Services

    What is Colocation, And How Does It Work?

    Also known as colo, colocation is when a company rents space for their servers and other computing hardware at a third party’s colocation facilities.  Rented colocation space doesn’t just include the rack space, but also the network it’s housed in, the physical security of servers being housed in a building and the cooling components needed to support the colocation server racks. Opting to use stored servers at a managed colocation centre means that a business doesn’t have to invest large sums in a computer room, cooling, power, connectivity and additional security. Space in a colocation data centre can be leased by single server space, a full colocation rack, caged suite (containing multiple racks) or even an entire server room for large requirements. 

    Once you’ve decided that you want to use colocation facilities, you can break down the process that you’ll go through in 4 steps:

    1. Moving in – Your existing servers will be moved into their own colocation server rack, dedicated server space or caged suite at our secure building. At Datacentreplus we can provide you with the ideal solution for your server’s needs, from quarter racks and half racks right the way through to your own full, separate rack or dedicated suite

    2. Time to turn on the power – Once your physical build-outs are added to our existing infrastructure, it’s time to connect. Plug your power cables into our power grid and look forward to relying on our fully redundant power supply. The site engineering team will provide you with an IP address and an uplink port so that you can connect your dedicated hardware to our core network.

    3. Cooling off is a breeze – After everything’s installed you’ll never have to worry about your managed colocation server rack overheating. Our rack space hosting solutions are kept at an optimum temperature range by our site engineering team. We also have solid partitions for the physical hardware and multiple security zones that use advanced smoke detection and heat detection systems to keep your dedicated server or managed colocation rack secure

    4. Expect continued access & support – In the long term, managed colocation racks are monitored by our site engineering team who offer expert support and a high level of service to ensure your hardware is operating at its peak.

    Here at Datacentreplus, we don’t just offer to lease the colocation space, rack, caged suite or server room. Our colocation facilities offer so many more benefits that will give you peace of mind, knowing you’ve got the ideal solution for you.

    Our Colocation services:

    Colocation Services

    1U

    1u space in shared rack, use our switch. As standard, you get the following:

    • 30 Minute Remote Hands
    • 50 Mbps Bandwidth
    • 0.5A Power
    • 5TB Data Transfer

    From £49

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    2U

    2u space in shared rack, use our switch. As standard, you get the following:

    • 30 Minute Remote Hands
    • 50 Mbps Bandwidth
    • 1A Power
    • 5TB Data Transfer

    From £89

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    4U

    4u space in shared rack, use our switch. As standard, you get the following:

    • 30 Minute Remote Hands
    • 50 Mbps Bandwidth
    • 2A Power
    • 5TB Data Transfer

    From £159

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    Whats included with all our Colocation packages:

    Cloud Hosting

    1GB Port

    No Extra Cost

    Server Hosting

    5TB

    Traffic Included

    Secure Server Infrastructure

    99.99%

    Network Guarantee

    Colocation Services

    100%

    Power Guarantee

    Colocation Services

    1/4 Rack (10U)

    1/4 rack (dedicated or shared). As standard, you get the following:

    •   2 Hours Remote Hands
    •   50 Mbps Bandwidth
    •   3A Power
    •   5TB Data Transfer

    Contact for pricing

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    Half Rack (21U)

    1/2 rack (dedicated or shared). As standard, you get the following:

    •  2 Hours Remote Hands
    •  100 Mbps Bandwidth
    •  Upto 16A Power
    •  10TB Data Transfer

    Contact for pricing

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    Full Rack (42U)

    Full rack (42u). As standard, you get the following:

    • 2 Hours Remote Hands
    • 100 Mbps Bandwidth
    • Upto 32A Power
    • 15TB Data Transfer

    Contact for pricing

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    Why Colocate with Datacentreplus

    Technical Support

    24×7 Access

    Colocation customers can be granted access to their equipment 24×7.

    Server Hosting

    Migration Assistance

    Our friendly expert engineers will be happy to assist you with your migration.

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    Generous Remote Hands

    Unlike most of our competitors we are generous with our remote hands. We also don’t charge extortionate prices for additional hours.

    What our customers say

    • Datacentreplus recently took over the hosting of Forever Manchester's website. They were friendly, efficient, quick, great communicators, and professional.

      Forever Manchester
      Nick Massey , CEO
      Forever Manchester
    • We host many of our services with Datacentreplus and basically this is how hosting should be done. Efficient, but with a human side, too.

      Embryo Digital
      James Welch, Director
      Embryo Digital
    • Datacentreplus has provided an excellent and reliable service to our organisation since 2015.  Operating a fleet of ambulances throughout the UK, we needed a provider who we could trust and rely on for mission critical services, ensuring our fleets Mobile Data Terminals (MDTs) stayed online and connected so we could offer best patient care. Having access to prompt and knowledgeable "remote hands" 24/7 has proven to be priceless.

      Medic 1
      Nick Knight, Software Engineer
      Medic 1
    • Datacentreplus is a fantastic provider who went that extra mile to find out about the way our business works. They then created a tailored solution which not only supports our current customer base but also allows us to plan for future expansion. This helps give us confidence as we know we have a solid base for growing our business. Rare issues have been solved quickly and full communication has been provided along the way.

      Primo Dialler
      Mohammed Mashadi, Head of Strategy
      Primo Dialler
    • We host five servers at Datacentreplus for our clients and the customer service is second to none. Not only that, the servers are very cost-effective compared to our previous hosting provider. I can't recommend them enough!.

      Beeta
      Mark Dale, Founder
      Beeta
    • Fantastic service and a great team to work with. They go over and above to help and I would highly recommend them.

      ATTAIN Digital
      Jackie Salt, Commercial Manager
      ATTAIN Digital
    • Good, fast and friendly service. Datacentreplus offer great value for money on the services they provide

      Cloud53 Ltd
      Craig Robison, Director
      Cloud53 Ltd
    • Datacentreplus are worlds apart from most other hosting companies. It's great working with a local, Manchester company and a team who make the effort to get to know their network. Highly recommend!.

      Making You Content
      Kelly Gilmour-Grassam, Director
      Making You Content
    • The key to a good company is not how they are when things go well, but how they help when things go wrong. The team at Datacentreplus have jumped to our rescue twice in the past six months, once when we had a catastrophic event on our server. We were rebuilt and back up and running in 8 hours and Rajon stayed until 10 pm on a Friday night to make it happen. Recently, one of the engineers has helped us with a range of issues and seems to have infinite patience with us, which is greatly appreciated. Nice to know there is a friendly helpful person there if we need one.

      Aqueous Digital
      Jonathan Guy, Managing Director
      Aqueous Digital
    • Datacentreplus are our recommended hosting partner. Great Service at a Great Price; I have no problem directly introducing any of Strawberry Forge's clients over to the team.

      Strawberry Forge
      Nick Taylor, Director
      Strawberry Forge
    • As an SEO agency from Manchester, we were delighted to discover Datacentreplus and their excellent fully managed dedicated server hosting for digital agencies. This is a service that works so well for us, and we could not be happier.

      Embryo Digital
      Ross Green, Managing Director
      Embryo Digital
    • From the start of our new host shopping, I knew Datacentreplus were ahead of the game. FireCask had a very specific requirement that most hosts could not accommodate which I was surprised about, but Datacentreplus not only offered most of those things, but worked with us to ensure the other features were there for us when we migrated. Because of our new setup, our new Datacentreplus server is now much more secure, faster and streamlined, meaning we'll already achieve a good ROI within 3 months alone.

      FireCask
      Alex Moss, Director
      FireCask
    • Being a digital publisher we needed a company who understood the importance of reliance, security & performance. Datacentreplus went above and beyond with our migration from development hosting elsewhere to their upscaled capability. The tech team were first rate, whilst management dealt with everything seamlessly.

      Football4Football
      Julian Dowe, CEO
      Football4Football
    • An excellent partner for agency website hosting and all associated aspects. Great support, rapid response and great value for our business model

      Lexiconnect
      Richard Dennison, Director
      Lexiconnect
    • I recently moved from a well-known UK based hosting provider to Datacentreplus. The team were really helpful and worked with me every step of the way through the migration and set up of my new machine. I cannot recommend these guys highly enough. Their service is excellent!.

      Mainroom Media
      James Rigby, Director
      Mainroom Media
    • Incredible company, efficient, professional and friendly. Communication with them is instant, we have a key account manager and they always seem to have our needs at the forefront of their minds. It would be very hard to persuade me to use anyone else and I look forward to rolling out more platforms with their support!

      GB Shared Limited
      Lisa Edge, CEO
      GB Shared Limited

      UK Colocation Services – Manchester Colocation

      A key consideration for many individuals with their own server equipment is keeping their servers safe and secure from any accidental or even intentional damage. Datacentreplus offers UK colocation services to individuals and businesses that already own their own server equipment but are unable to guarantee the safety and optimised running of their server. Security is a top priority at Datacentreplus and we pride ourselves on offering clients with 24/7 manned security, 24/7 CCTV monitoring and a gated access location to best offer protection to client’s stored data. In order to offer premium data services we have created optimal operating conditions for servers to avoid any issues that may interrupt the efficiency and efficacy of your server. Our Manchester colocation data centre is fully protected through multiple power supplies, generators and UPS backup.  We also utilise multiple network providers for added resilience.

      24×7 Support

      We take pride in our support and our tech team are always willing to help. Should you require assistance, our Helpdesk is available 24×7 and our site engineering team will be happy to resolve any issues.  Every colocation package comes with generous levels of remote hands so you can rely on us to keep your server(s) up and running at all times.  We know it can be nerve-racking moving your servers to remote locations which is why we go above and beyond to make sure you can rest easy knowing there is always someone keeping an eye on your servers.

      Optimal operating conditions

      At Datacentreplus, we designed our colocation centres to ensure that your existing infrastructure is kept at optimal operating condition no matter the time or day. Cooling and extensive environmental monitoring keep your servers in check 24×7.

      Resilience and reliability

      Reliable power and connectivity is of utmost importance in a data centre which is why we offer a 99.99% uptime guarantee for these.   For connectivity, we use multiple carriers and have a fully redundant network with automatic failover.   Power to our data centre is also fully redundant, with UPS and generator backup available in case of power issues.

      Security is our priority

      Our Manchester colocation centre has been built with high security in mind. Host your equipment with us knowing that we have multiple measures in place to keep it safe. We built our data centre without compromise which is why we have multiple levels of redundancy in the event of a communications failure. Our facilities are guarded and monitored by round the clock manned security, controlled entry points, and can only be accessed by authorised personnel. We are so secure that we were awarded the ISO27001 certification, a testament that the physical and digital security is of the highest level.

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      What Else Do We Do At Datacentreplus?

      Here at Datacentreplus, we don’t just offer colocation services. We have a range of solutions that we can offer your business:

      Use our dedicated server hosting platform and enjoy premium infrastructure, constant support, security and a pricing structure that is bound to suit you and your business. We know that considering moving servers can be daunting – worries like downtime, data loss and loss in search engine ranking are all very real which is why we work hard to make the process as carefree as possible.

      Enjoy a reliable and stable hosting platform that is backed up by super fast support, whenever you need it. We have a wide range of brilliant pre-configured options that are perfect for any agency (or any other business type), no matter the size. We’ll have you up and running in no time and soon you’ll start to see the benefits of improved site performance, strengthened security and managed backups.
      Lose the hardware completely and use our fantastic new virtual server solution. Fully scalable and flexible to your needs, our virtual servers offer limitless customisation letting you install and configure your software any way you like. From single site designs to fully formed eCommerce sites – we’ve got a virtual server for you.

      From new start-up projects to companies looking for a vastly improved hosting provider, we’ll be able to help you, right here at Datacentreplus. If you’re a business based in Manchester, or the surrounding areas including Salford, Bolton, Bury, Wythenshawe and Didsbury and are in need of colocation services then we encourage you to get in touch with us today

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