Step with care into colocation and cloud
Transition from in-house to a hybrid environment
Flexible. Scalable. Feasible.
Business is currently embarking on IT transformation to meet market needs and innovation required for its customers. Long are the days of the in-house server room, with the pressure to digitally transform a business, saving on floor space, shifting kit into a colocation facility and bleeding applications into the cloud.
When it comes to choosing a colocation provider, being overtly enticed by an attractive price can be a mistake. What should be top of your agenda is reliability and flexibility. A data centre with 100% uptime and room to consolidate your existing kit from your in-house data centre.
1. Time to move on from the in-house server room!
So the time has come. Digital transformation means IT transformation. A chance to change processes across the organisation, to better improve your staff and customer's experience; to innovate. Your in-house data centre is costing too much, blocking new ideas and lacking security. Time to make a move, save on office costs and reduce your IT footprint.
2. But where? I want to reduce and innovate
The first move is physically moving kit from your in-house data centre. You'll need a new home that is secure, reliable and flexible. Somewhere you can slowly shift apps and workloads in to the cloud and learn how your IT is going to transform. A data centre that can facilitate a true hybrid model, of physical transition and virtual, without the ties of long-standing contracts and the ability to scale up and down at any time.
3. I need a partner who can help me deliver a truly hybrid solution
That's where Custodian Data Centres can help. Our data centre can facilitate flexible, bespoke and high powered (if needed) rack space that can reduce over time as workloads shift. With our vast cloud connectivity, carrier agnostic network and stringent compliance, not to mention our 100% uptime, you can rely on us as a hybrid partner. We won't tie you down to multi-year contracts whilst you reduce your footprint. We will be flexible and offer guidance in our 1000+ rack availability facility in Kent.
4. Firstly, it's time to physically transition into colocation
First things first, the physical transition. Our team are on hand to help. We'll get you set up in our brand new data floor comprising of more exclusive and secure 18-24 rack suites to start. Once you've settled your racks, we will be with you every step of the way in your transformation project. Secure cloud connections, network consultancy and flexible contracts are the tip of the ice berg. Time to reduce your footprint!
5. Now let's virtually transform what's needed into the cloud!
The virtual transformation begins! You can slowly start learning which workloads and applications are best suited to the cloud. Architecting legacy kit can be tricky and who's to say you won't be happy in keeping everything colocated. It's a well-known fact that colocation can be considerably cheaper than the public cloud. Regardless, we can help you migrate what you need in to the cloud from our secure and reliable colocation facility. A true hybrid cloud model.
6. The IT transformation is complete! Time to relax.
Time has gone by. Your IT transformation has moved on and your business is reaping the rewards. What are you left with? A successful hybrid model of secure, compliant and reliable colocation working in harmony with the innovate and flexible cloud hosting, with global connectivity right from our data centre. A CEO's (or CIO's!) dream. You've really benefited from short-term access to space and power, the ability flex up and down and most importantly, a helping hand along the way.
A phased approach to transforming your IT
From the off, we truly understand your businesses needs with a view to where you need to be in the future. We understand that the lifecycle of your time with us can look different year-by-year. This is why we take a more relaxed, understanding approaching to contractual obligations as a colocation provider.
Total flexibility is built into our proposition. As your business transforms, we can cater your rack space needs as you consolidate kit and move applications to cloud in a hybrid solution. Technology strategies such as virtualisation, hyper-convergence and cloud computing can all deliver massive uncertainties for IT leaders, however, with our flexible colocation, we can help you migrate into these newer technologies within a compliant, reliable and data centre with a human touch.
- Reduce overall operating costs
- Reduce your IT footprint
- A phased approach, contractually
- Understand which applications work/do not work in the cloud
- Scale up and down with power and footprint
- Practical advice and support from our team
Why we work with 300+ businesses
Unlike big multi-national data centre providers, we give our customers more control, flexibility and attention. We are a data centre built on delivering world-class customer service through 24/7/365 support teams and attentive account managers. What's more, we have never had a data centre outage, through some of the industry's most innovative methodologies, as well as having an extensive network that can deliver top-quality global connectivity.
Hybrid cloud solutions
Cloud will be a part of your transformation. At Custodian, we can connect you directly to AWS, Azure and Google with a super-fast, low-latency connection. Allowing you to migrate applications from your colocated infrastructure onsite at our data centre, with complete visibility of your hybrid solution.
Private suites and data rooms
Our new style of data centre includes a series of data rooms made up of 18-24 racks. Should you not need a room, we can offer inexpensive private caged suites. We have more than a 1000+ rack availability, meaning we have more than enough space for your IT footprint, should it need to scale up or down.
Enterprise grade compliance
We are an ISO 27001 certified facility with PCI compliance. Our in-house security teams patrol our ring-fenced facility in a secure site 24/7/365. Photographic, PIN and card combination are all in place for access to the site, along with a plethora of security measures to give us peace of mind your data is secure.
Multiple power options
In a world that demands reliability, we deliver 2N UPS dual path resilience, which means you will never go offline, maintaining our 100% uptime. Our facility is also built for HPC (High Performance Computing), with up to 64 Amps per rack. Perform large-scale projects, speed up innovation – we can facilitate this.
Agile, on-demand network
Our network is rich with connectivity. Built on our equipment, with our staff. We have a dedicated support team to take your data anywhere in the world, with in-house consultants to help built and shape your network, having designed ISP-grade networks for our very own customers in the past.
We place "green" and "sustainable building" at our core. Our facility won Green Data Centre of the Year in our first operational year. Both our fresh air cooling systems and evaporative cooling systems really optimise our goal of helping the environment as much as possible, as well as not wasting energy and passive our savings onto our customers.