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.

What are the benefits of Corbel Bare CoLo?

Located at a dedicated facility designed with relevant resources.

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.

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Climate controlled environment.

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.

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Power cuts happen. Downtime shouldn’t have to.

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.

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High-security, including cameras, fire detection and extinguishing devices.

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.

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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.

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Maintain and backup your own way.

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.

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Use your own firewall.

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.

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“Corbel were reliable and efficient from our first meeting, all the way through to ordering and implementing our solution. They have a wealth of knowledge across the services they offer and this really shone through when we initially began speaking with them. We are thoroughly delighted with our new office and the infrastructure and range of services supplied have enabled us to provide a faster, more efficient and flexible service for our clients.”

Rhodri Gardner – Managing Director, Suffolk Archaeology