Corbel Bare CoLo.
Co-located hosting. Your infrastructure. Your way.
Corbel Bare CoLo enables your business to locate your critical server infrastructure in the same location as our cloud hosted services, benefitting from the fast connections and high security offered by the highly advanced data centre environment.
What is Bare CoLo?
Our CoLo service allows you to minimise the risk to your computing infrastructure by physically locating your servers at a Norfolk-based, high security data centre. This ensures that should disaster, crime or act of terrorism befall your business premises, your critical IT equipment and data would be safe and sound ready for you to access from a secondary location while your primary site is re-established.
Corbel Bare CoLo allows you to run your own hardware in one of the most leading edge and secure data centre facilities in Europe, free from risks of flooding and terrorism.
The site features a highly visible security presence and is protected by advanced fire protection systems. The data centre is incredibly resilient, featuring connectivity from many providers via various routes and enough backup power to support the site for eight days at maximum capacity. Power is 100% renewable and all critical systems are covered with N+1 redundancy.
There’s no hidden costs or packages where you end up paying for managed services which you may not need. You’ll get your own dedicated feed into your area giving you uncontended internet connectivity plus you’ll have the flexibility of arranging your own backup and firewall solutions.
IT equipment creates heat which can be damaging and shorten its life. Cooling is essential. The data halls are temperature maintained at 25 degrees Celsius, cooler than industry and manufacturer guidelines and feature humidity control to improve equipment life.
The data centre also features a ‘free cooling’ system which uses less energy by harnessing lower outside temperatures, recycling of waste heat to power humidity control, ‘N+1’ backup of all critical systems.
We understand that your infrastructure is critical to your business and downtime is something to avoid at all costs. The facility housing all Bare CoLo servers features instantaneous power from a ‘Rotary Uninterrupted Power Supply’, three backup generators with sufficient fuel for eight days electricity at maximum capacity, two sets of power delivery infrastructure and all power sourced from a 100% renewable supply.
Physical security is the first consideration when protecting your data. Situated in a very low risk location, this data centre facility features a 3-metre security fence, 24/7 security guards, microwave intruder detection, extensive CCTV, proximity card access and biometric iris scanning.
In any secure environment, malicious or accidental fire is always a threat. This facility includes a zoned fire detection system controlled by a building management system, gas suppression using inert gas to extinguish fire in the server rooms without damaging equipment. Also, there is a ‘dry pipe pre-action mist system’ which guards against false triggering.
Located away from corporate offices and warehouses where the potential for fire, theft or vandalism is much greater.
Almost unique amongst UK data centres, the data centre for our Corbel Bare CoLo is located in one of the safest areas of the UK. Norfolk has one of the lowest crime rates in Britain and the data centre rests in a quiet commercial area far from the risk of flooding or any other natural threat.
Corbel Bare CoLo allows you to run your own hardware in a secure environment with fast connectivity. There’s no hidden costs or packages where you end up paying for managed services which you may not need. You’ll get your own dedicated feed into your area giving you uncontended internet connectivity plus you’ll have the flexibility of arranging your own backup and firewall solutions.
Secure your own infrastructure with your own choice of firewall. Being outside of our own corporate infrastructure which we use for our cloud clients, you have the benefit of being able to specify and provide your own security facilities.
“Having worked with Corbel on the design and implementation of our phone system, we found them very good at looking at our business needs, not only for now, but in the future. They were able to deliver exactly what was required and at the same time suggest a system that had additional features that we could utilise in the near and distant future.”