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The amount of data being generated is increasing every year at a staggering pace. In line with businesses’ IT capabilities evolving by the day, the risks and exposure SMEs face are also getting more advanced. Due to the geographical and cost-effective benefits Disaster Recovery Colocation services provide, SMEs can harness the power of technology infrastructure and focus on their core business.

“Compute instances are expected to have the highest share of global data centre storage capacity by 2021, forecast to reach around 470 Exabytes.”

When it comes to delivering the high levels of redundancy needed for always-on business and expanding your footprint to keep up with growth, the capital outlay can be enormous.

North London-based TWC IT Solutions is highly skilled at assisting SMEs in assessing risks to have the right Disaster Recovery Colocation solution in place for their specific business needs to enhance data security further.

200+ London businesses have trusted us so far.

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Disaster Recovery Colocation services offered by TWC

Achieve compliance with TWC’s certified and secured global data centres for maximum security and advanced business continuity.
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The Bunker Secure Hosting:

The Bunker is one of the UK’s most extensive managed and cloud hosting providers with a history dating back to the Cold War. The geographical facilities were once used for defence purposes and even in modern days, it still delivers the highest levels of security. Services range from Cloud and Managed Hosting, Colocation or Backup to Data storing and protection. As part of our Colocation services, cages scale from quarter to full racks, through to fully accommodated suites, catering for any size of business.

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Equinix:

Equinix is the global colocation data centre market leader, with over 200 data centres in 25 countries on five continents. It specialises in providing high-speed and reliable Internet connection, security control and Cloud-based hosting to businesses of all sizes. The colocation platform allows users to safeguard their mission-critical data on an advanced level due to its industry-leading uptime. Business continuity trading rooms and suites are also available with high-power cabinet and private cage solutions, giving direct access to the data distribution system, thus allowing the fastest possible deployed interconnections.

Disaster Recovery Colocation Benefits

Disaster Recovery Colocation Benefits

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Flexible storage options: Collecting and storing data for your business procedures no longer proves to be a challenge. Outsourcing your data management to a Colocation Data Centre means you can expand and scale anytime your needs change.
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Immediate technician support: One of the most significant benefits of a Managed LAN service is the 24/7/365 support of TWC’s specialist IT team and field engineers, ready to immediately assist and resolve any potential network issues.
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Enhanced data security: A Colocation centre not only supplies strengthened physical security to safeguard hardware, it also grants 24/7/365 threat management and technician support to protect your assets.
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Decreased stress, increased savings: Outsourcing the infrastructure of the LAN management to an IT provider can save your business a tremendous amount of money in the long run.
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Improved business productivity: Using shared data centre infrastructure resources with high capacity networks can not only be time-saving and cost-effective for your business, but also significantly boost response times.
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Focus solely on your business: As the monitoring activity and any potential troubleshooting is taken care of by TWC IT Solutions, increased productivity levels allow you to focus on the core of your business.
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Visit your data centre anytime: When compared to Cloud data centres, Colocation has the additional benefit of accessibility. You can visit your data centre anytime, whilst a Cloud vendor might not allow visitation.
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Detailed, real-time troubleshooting report: As part of an SLA, you receive detailed reports about any issues that may occur to help you stay ahead of any challenges in the future.
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Resources at low cost: By integrating Colocation into your DR strategy, you also benefit from an SLA that guarantees high network and power availability. Technical facilities such as backup generators and cooling systems are also included for maximum security.
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Tailored solutions: The scale of this solution entirely reflects your business needs as you get to decide the level of support to serve you best.
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Connectivity at all times: Whether you plan on installing software updates or hardware maintenance, you always have instant access to your Data Centre by utilising the location closest to your business.
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Minimal network downtime: By monitoring and identifying outages and responding to issues occurring immediately, you can reduce any business downtime.
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Secure DR capability: Relocating your IT assets, such as network services and data storage to a Colocation Data Centre, results in a strengthened DR strategy.
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Minimal network downtime: By monitoring and identifying outages and responding to issues occurring immediately, you can reduce any business downtime.
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Protected brand identity: Securing your business-critical data and crucial equipment lowers the chances of having business downtime. In addition to saving you money, it also protects the company’s public image.

Disaster Recovery Colocation Key Features

● Built-in resilience with zero data centre outages and SLAS offered of up to 100%
● Infrared CCTV with 24-hour video capture covering all entrances and operational areas
● Layered security access
● Smoke and heat detection via fire alarm system
● Shared or dedicated EMP caged areas or individual dedicated rooms
● Concentrated Load Point 3Kn over 25mm2
● Uniformly Distributed Load 22kN/m2
● Under Floor Clearance 1000-2000mm
● 2×11,000 Volt HV Feeds. Primary feed direct from national grid sub-station
● Backup generators
● Various UPS systems capable of supplying dual UPS feeds
● N+1 chilled water system, with zoned hotspot directional air provision sensors
● Carrier Neutral Facility
● Multiple Internet Service Providers
● Cloud VoIP telephony services
● Power-protected generators
● High-power cabinets

Disaster Recovery Colocation FAQ

What are the Disaster Recovery Colocation connect services?
There are many aspects of Disaster Recovery. Virtual, Cloud-based instances and physical servers also fall into the category of Disaster Recovery Colocation connect services. A DR Colocation connect service includes a physical facility with racks, cabinets and cable trays to store your IT hardware. 

This space also comes with backup generators with various redundancy and/or battery backup and cooling systems to protect your equipment. But most importantly, the colocation centre also has on-site security guards and 24/7/365 surveillance to enhance data security further.

What is a Data Centre Colocation?
A Data Centre Colocation is a type of data centre where multiple clients are able to install a network, server and storage devices. This enables them to interconnect to different telecommunications and network service providers. By establishing alternative Disaster Recovery facilities, both the equipment and data can be secured and used in an emergency.
What is the difference between a Data centre and a Colocation?
A Data centre refers to a facility consisting of network computers and storage used by a single business to organise, process, store and distribute large amounts of data. Colocation, however, means a space within a data centre alongside multiple companies. It also requires businesses to have their own hosting servers.
Which is the best Colocation Data Centre for an SME?
A quarter rack colocation can be an ideal solution for small to medium businesses. But, when choosing a Colocation Data Centre, there are things to anticipate beforehand. Location and proximity are crucial. Easy transportation to access the servers will be needed when maintenance or upgrades are required. When debating whether to look at rural areas or data centres in the city, examine Internet connectivity or energy sources. A colocation centre’s size may be substantially bigger for a much lower cost in the countryside. At TWC, we are committed to finding the best Colocation Data Centre solution for each and everyone of our clients, by focusing on their business’ needs, optimising budgets and maximising performance.
Managed Disaster Recovery Colocation connect or unmanaged: Which one is better for an SME?
A Managed Disaster Recovery Colocation service means outsourcing threat management and remediation to a Managed Service Provider (MSP). Capacity planning, technician support, on or off-site backup or part replacement services are also taken care of by your chosen IT provider. 

Depending on your Service Level Agreement with the data centre, you are also guaranteed a high percentage of power and network availability. Whereas an unmanaged Colocation service only covers basics like storing and protecting your hardware.

Does TWC offer 24/7 support in case something is wrong?
Absolutely. TWC is one of the few companies with  ‘follow-the-sun’ locations in the UK, Asia and the Americas, which makes us able to support our client base round the clock. From the very first day of operation, no matter where your company is located, we can quickly and efficiently support you as we already do with 200+ clients, across 23 countries globally.
My business is not London based. Can TWC still offer me reliable Disaster Recovery Colocation services?
In order to implement  colocation into your Disaster Recovery strategy, your business doesn’t need to be London based. Selecting a Colocation centre is entirely based on your location preference. Data centre hotspots are located across the United Kingdom, including major cities like London, Manchester, Birmingham or Cardiff.
I’m interested in receiving a quote and pricing info from TWC. What are the next steps?
At TWC we offer a variety of Colocation services, matching the needs and the budget of businesses of all sizes – from 10 employees to growing companies of 100+. Just hit the button below to request a bespoke consultation. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
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