Colocation Services

Secure Colocation - 100% power availability and built-in redundancy

Tier 3 UK Data Centres for max uptime and availability with low latency

Colocation in our purpose-built data centres allows you to maintain control of your own solution whilst taking advantage of high availability, greater connectivity, increased scalability and heightened security - conditions which are often difficult to achieve in-house.

Our Manchester data centres are the perfect environment for fast, secure and reliable colocation. All you supply is your hardware; we'll power, connect and safeguard your solution within our secure colocation complex.

  • Reclaim valuable office space
  • Eliminate security and facility maintenance costs
  • Ensure your IT is safe from theft, fire and power outages
  • Increase flexibility with quarter, half and full racks available

Why Colocation?


UKFast is ISO 27001 and 9001 certified, PCI compliant and secured to government IL4 standards to provide the highest levels of security for your solution. Plus multi-factor access control, 24/7 onsite security and CCTV throughout.

Always Available

Our colocation facilities operate at Tier 3 standards for uptime and availability. With concurrently maintainable systems and high-density infrastructure, we offer a 100% network uptime guarantee - with N+1 UPS and generators and 32AMPs per rack as standard.

Fully Supported

Unlike many colocation providers, when you rent server space from UKFast we also offer a range of additional managed services, including the lease of Cisco ASA Firewalls and replacement servers in an emergency, and award-winning migration and security services

How does it work?

1. Settle In

  • Install your equipment in one of our secure colocation facilities.
  • We'll provide you with secure rack space - anything from a quarter or half rack, to full racks or dedicated data suites.

2. Power Up

  • Plug into our fully redundant power supply.
  • We'll provide the IP address and an uplink port for you to connect your equipment to a network carrier of your choice.

3. Stay Cool

  • Cold-aisle containment keeps temperatures inside our colocation centres between 19-22 degrees Celsius.
  • Advanced smoke detection and fire suppression systems are provided as standard.

4. Access & Support

  • Around-the-clock access to our data centre facilities for the management and maintenance of your equipment.
  • On-site technical experts available 24/7/365.

Our Data Centres

We've invested £22m in our UK-based IL4 data centres to ensure the highest level of service available, so with UKFast, your data will always be stored securely within the UK. And with 100% power availability and built-in redundancy for all critical components, you can be assured your mission critical applications will always be online.

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Managed Services


With more than 20 years' experience, UKFast provides industry-leading expertise in data centre migration. Our robust planning and implementation process, conducted by migration specialists, ensures that your move to a UKFast data centre runs smoothly, with maximum uptime and minimum disruption.


The security of our clients’ businesses is something we take very seriously at UKFast. Our secure solutions range from basic security services, such as Managed Firewall Protection and Threat Monitoring, to those that have developed in line with growing threats: DDoS Protection (DDoSX®), Penetration Testing and Red Teaming.

Data Recovery

In the unfortunate event of hardware failure resulting in data loss, we have a forensic clean room within our data centre complex and data recovery experts on-site. Fully equipped with the latest hardware and software tools, our secure clean room enables efficient data recovery when the stakes are high and time is short.

We are a Carrier-Neutral Data Centre

Our partnership with carriers and ISPs ensures our network is highly connected. As a carrier-neutral data centre operator we facilitate a wide range of connectivity and communications options including IP Transit, point to point, ethernet and diverse dark fibre connectivity to tier 1 and 2 international, national and local carriers and service providers.

Virgin Media Business
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