Rackspace Data Centres offer secure and reliable facilities within which our customers' hosting solutions are located. Our data centres are the amongst some of the most secure in the world with SAS 70 Type II certification. We have 9 data centres worldwide with 2 data centres based in the United Kingdom.
By hosting in Rackspace's data centre facilities you get a managed service as opposed to looking after the solution yourself. Our Data Centre technicians are there 24/7 to look after your hosting solution and attend to problems immediately to minimise downtime. This saves you the time, effort and resource of trying to manage it yourself.
Our secure data centres are connected to the internet via multiple network providers ensuring a fully redundant network and 100% network uptime. The Data Centre infrastructure (air-conditioning, UPS, generators etc) ensure that we also provide 100% infrastructure uptime.
For a company thinking about colocation and managing your own hardware in a data centre facility, there are many hidden costs to take into consideration, which mean that it is not necessarily cheaper. The hidden costs of colocating in a data centre include up-front capital expenditure, hardware depreciation, overall maintenance and network infrastructure, all of which ultimately lead to additional risk. Instead, managed hosting carries many advantages and removes most of the headaches usually associated with managing your own hosting in a data centre facility.
Rackspace has built a new, state of the art, power efficient data centre in Slough. This data centre facility was built from the ground up with our customers in mind and utilises the latest technology to ensure it is one of the most secure and reliable data centres in the UK. Find out more and view our data centre video below