Public Sector Colocation

Your public sector IT infrastructure is only as good as its weakest link. Colocation within UKFast data centres ensures your IT service delivery and infrastructure is underpinned by enterprise-level resiliency and connectivity, whilst allowing you to maintain full control. With dedicated, accredited public sector data centres that have been independently assessed by a number of HMG organisations, you can be sure that your data is safe and secure.

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The UKFast data centre complex represents a £22 million investment in enterprise-grade data centre facilities. We own, manage and maintain all 30,000 sq. ft. of our Manchester data centre facilities, enabling us to have total end-to-end control.

Our government accredited data centres are tier 3 in configuration in line with the Uptime Institute and TIA requirements, making them concurrently maintainable facilities, ensuring business continuity.

We have ISO data centres capable of housing AI machines and power hungry servers.

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The Benefits of Colocation

High Availability

Colocation offers a range of benefits that organisations can't generally realise internally, such as improved bandwidth, lower latency and higher levels of security, as well as redundant power and cooling. Our data centres are highly resilient, ensuring maximum uptime, availability and service delivery.

Improved Performance

Effective air cooling and airflow systems ensure the best possible performance from your hardware. Combined with a wide range of connectivity options, your mission critical applications will be fast, highly available and consistent for a greater user experience right across your business.

Greater Scalability

Periods of business growth can often increase the demand on your bandwidth and resources, leaving you stretched. With colocation, space can rented based on your current requirements, but can be easily scaled up as needed if your requirements change.

Increased Security

We know that data security is crucial to your business. Our data centres are ISO certified with high levels of physical security around and throughout the facility. With a new security centre manned 24/7/365, access protocol and separate perimeter, internal 2.8m razor wire prison fencing and rising road barrier, we guarantee the only person accessing your hardware is you.

Total confidence

Contact us for more documentation including;

  • Flight path risk assessment
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Control of major hazard risk assessment
  • Flood map
  • Maintenance and testing logs
  • Business continuity planning


Connect into your relevant government network including HSCN, PSN for Police, PSN and RLI/SMI.

We also offer multi-homed Internet connectivity with a choice of carriers including BT, Cogent, Virgin, Level3, Vodafone, Zayo, Gamma, sse, IXReach, Convergence Group, EU Networks and UKFast. We also have peering exchanges connected to our routers including LINX and IX Manchester.

Certifications and Industry Compliance

Crown Commercial Service
Cyber Essentials
HSCN Approved Supplier
ISO 9001
ISO 27001

Your solution is only ever housed in our government and ISO-certified, ultra-secure data centres managed by security cleared personnel. And as an exclusively UK-based company, public sector hosting with UKFast offers guaranteed data sovereignty. UKFast is a government approved supplier through the G-Cloud 12 framework and RM3825 dynamic purchasing system.

Certified to the required standards to work with government including: 
Cyber Essentials Plus, ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 9001, ISO 22301 and ISO 14001.

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