UK Colocation Services

We help you understand the question of what is colocation? Then highlight colocation services to show how you can move your business forward. All of our services are backed by Tier 3 data centre UK facilities, ensuring 99.999% uptime.

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What is Colocation?

Colocation or “colo" is the name given to rentable space in a data centre used to house an organisations computer hardware such as servers, storage, networking and other computing devices.

Colocation services remain a popular option for businesses as it provides a location with good physical security, redundant core services such as power and cooling, and a wide choice of network connectivity options to choose from, all at a fixed cost per month.

Benefits of colocation services for companies include the reduction of, or in some cases the removal of, Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) for the infrastructure supporting onsite computer hardware such as plant room, fire and cooling systems, whilst at the same time allowing the business to retain ownership of their equipment.

Vissensa has worked with leading suppliers of colocation services such as Equinix or Datum Data centres for many years providing this type of facility to its customers.

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Managed Colocation Services

Managed Colocation services add a layer of experienced engineering capability to provide a service that not only manages where the equipment is housed but also takes care of the critical computing infrastructure itself.

Companies that see the benefit of using their IT staff’s knowledge to innovate and move the business forward, engage with Managed Colocation services to move the management of onsite infrastructure to Business as Usual (BAU) ongoing services. Therefore not being bogged down in the time consuming housekeeping tasks, rack and infrastructure deployments or analysis. Moving to a service provider like Vissensa means you have an expert on your team on your side taking care of that for you.

Many companies use Vissensa’s hybrid model where their own IT team and ours work together to ensure critical IT services remain online and available to the business through shared management and monitoring of the platforms. It also allows one time project tasks such as deploying infrastructure in secure rack footprints to be completed with total confidence using Vissensa’s trained engineering staff.

Having an external team that know and understand your systems provides an additional level of business continuity which can be used if your own IT team becomes stretched or the business needs to deploy new systems quickly.

Bundled Services Bandwidth and Remote Hands

Moving systems from the tried and trusted computer room or more typically cupboard to a modern offsite data centre may seem a daunting plan at first, but almost immediately after the decision is made the benefits can be seen by the business.

Removing the need to plan for the event where the single comms cable or power supply to the building is dug up or disrupted is a major plus, replaced with diversely routed comms and power with guaranteed service levels supporting the infrastructure.

It also allows companies to take advantage of reliable IP (internet or private circuit) transit or network bandwidth from a array of 3rd party internet providers. Vissensa’s Managed Colocation services provide the choice of either a bundled bandwidth within the equipment colocation services itself or alternatively tailored access and bandwidth speeds of 1Gb or 10Gb via our own managed switch ports to customers who require significant network capabilities.

Remote hands are also provided to assist with server restarts, power cycles, drive replacements and much more. Vissensa can provide physical engineering support within our rack management services, either via bundled hours of remote hands or on a pay as you go model, depending on the level of data centre support required.

How Vissensa Provides Secure Hosting For Your Infrastructure

Equinix LD4

Equinix is a major partner of ours providing secure server hosting and rack space for our customers at the Equinix LD4 data centre, ideal for companies needing to be next to FX providers,  who have a need to be near large FX

As part of the Equinix ecosystem, customers have the ability to use the Equinix Cloud Exchange or Equinix Fabric – allowing direct connectivity to major cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure, AWS or Google Cloud (GCP).

Cross Connections to 3rd Parties

As part of the deployment in major data centre providers, Vissensa enables our customers to cross connect with their partners which can either be provided from our network infrastructure or provided directly to your equipment.

Whether you are looking to connect to a major finance house, FX provider, network provider or cloud provider through Equinix Fabric, the options are limitless from Vissensa.

Digital Infrastructure Services

One of the major advantages of working with Vissensa, one of the top colocation providers in the UK, is we have expertise in being able to create bespoke solutions. That means we can add digital infrastructure services to your colocation such as…

NTP or Time-as-a-Service – customers have the ability to deploy NTP services within their infrastructure provided as a monthly cost.

Network Edge – Vissensa has connections with major vendors from Cisco through to Fortinet, allowing our customers to provision virtual firewalls with flexibility built in.

Cloud Platform – our ability to provide primary and redundant data centre facilities can be built in to provide both flexibility and peace of mind.

Multicloud and multivendor capabilities allowing a quicker time to market with scalability built in.

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Vissensa operates out of multiple data centres, allowing customers the ability to provision both a primary data centre and a secondary data centre to cater for disaster recovery requirements.

By blending facilities, businesses have the choice to mix services depending on their needs such as Half Rack Colocation at Equinix LD4 with 4U Colocation at Datum Datacentres. This means you can optimise your DR saving space and money.

With point to point connectivity between both sites, customers also have the ability to utilise our transit for backup schedules and replication between sites to achieve their RPO objectives.

Server Colocation Cost

We can provide colocation hosting pricing for the most requested colocation space including 1U and 4U. We can also provide packages for a quarter rack, half rack and full rack at top colocation providers.

1u to 4u colocation

1U+ Hosting

  • Services for single servers through to 4U colocation if required
  • Suitable for smaller deployments that have the ability to grow over time
  • Bandwidth included as standard
Quarter rack colocation hosting with Vissensa.

Quarter Rack Colocation

  • 9U of space, 1kW Dual Redundant Power included
  • Available at both Equinix LD4 and Datum Datacentres
  • Bandwidth included as standard
  • 1 Hour Remote Hands included
Half rack colocation hosting at Vissensa.

Half Rack Colocation

  • 20U of space, 2kW Dual Power included
  • Bandwidth included as standard
  • 1 Hour Remote Hands included
  • Priced on request
Full rack data centre services & colocation hosting.

Full Rack Colocation

  • 42U of space, 4kW Dual Power included
  • Available at both Equinix LD4 and Datum Datacentres
  • 1 hour Remote hands included
  • Priced on request

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FAQ

What is colocation?

Colocation or "colo" is the name given to rentable space in a data centre used to house an organisations computer hardware such as servers, storage, networking and other computing devices. Find out more ..

What is colocation services?

Managed Colocation services add a layer of experienced engineering capability to provide a service that not only manages where the equipment is housed but also takes care of the critical computing infrastructure itself. Find out more...

How much does server colocation cost?

Server colocation costs could start from as little as £40 per month and be as much as millions depending on the scale and complexity of the project. What that means is no matter your business size its is a viable option to improve your IT infrastructure.  Find out more ..