With ARO’s colocation infrastructure, connectivity and experienced team of architects, you can expand your datacentre capabilities without expanding your datacentre.

Growth potential

When your business grows out of its datacentre, and getting a bigger datacentre isn’t an option, ARO’s colocation services offer a powerful, cost-efficient solution.

We provide secure, resilient UK-based infrastructure, high bandwidth, low latency connectivity and an experienced team, ready to work with your in-house experts, to provide options ranging from colocation services to full migration to the public cloud.

How to choose the right colocation provider

Key to any datacentre service is resilience, connectivity, security, scalability, energy efficiency, on-site professional support and value for money.

ARO’s secure, high availability dual location infrastructure platform is hosted wholly in the UK, ensuring data sovereignty and compliance with UK legislation, with resilient and high availability datacentre interconnectivity to provide access quickly and seamlessly to the main UK internet hubs.

Our facilities are energy efficient and easily scalable and accredited to handle sensitive data by UK healthcare services – some of the most demanding data custodians in the world. So you can be sure of security and compliance.

With competitive fixed cost billing, flexibly charged against power consumed over the minimum usage fee we can provide long term colocation for sensitive hardware, or shorter-term solutions as part of a cloud migration plan.

ARO’s colocation service provides enterprise-class datacentre infrastructure, resilient high-speed connectivity, strong security measures, energy efficiency, and on-site professional support to deliver enhanced scalability, improved disaster recovery and greater cost-efficiency.

Co-location is a service provided by data centres where organisations can rent space to house their servers, networking equipment, and other hardware. In a co-location arrangement, businesses keep ownership and control of their physical IT infrastructure while outsourcing the facilities to a third-party data centre, like ARO.

Co-location reduces overall operational costs and increases reliability due to the redundant power, cooling, and connectivity offered by professional data centres. It also enhances physical security and IT infrastructure can be easily scaled without having to think about physical space limitations.

Co-location implements measures such as access controls, surveillance, biometric authentication, and environmental controls to protect against physical threats like theft, unauthorised access, and environmental hazards. However, the overall security depends on the specific practices and certifications of the co-location provider and the clients are responsible for implementing their own cybersecurity measures.

The main difference between co-location and the cloud is the the ownership and management of infrastructure. In co-location, organisations own and manage their physical servers and equipment, which are housed in a third-party data centre. In the cloud, organisations use virtualised resources provided by a cloud service provider.

Co-location facilities can be suitable for most businesses. For example, large businesses may use co-location if they have substantial IT infrastructure and prefer to keep control over their hardware or it may even be used by smaller businesses looking to benefit from professional data centre infrastructure without the high upfront costs of building their own facility. Government agencies with specific security and compliance requirements may also choose co-location when looking for secure hosting solutions.

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