Why colocate?

Datum Datacentres is ideally located outside the M25 for clients seeking confidential colocation within a secure data centre and accessible facilities away from central London.

Datum launched in 2012 with the vision of creating a colocation data centre that would support the needs of Service Providers as well as Enterprise organisations. Having experienced life on the Service Provider side of a colocation relationship, the management team identified the need for a new breed of secure data centre that would provide superior levels of service and performance at a fair price to service providers and their clients.

The high quality London-edge data centre with its enhanced service wrapper makes Datum the perfect colocation partner for Service Providers of all specialities, including Managed Service Providers, Systems Integrators, Connectivity, Cloud, ISVs and SaaS businesses.

Datum also offers a connected ecosystem, Datum Connect, which brings together Service Providers and Enterprises in direct connectivity within FRN1, enabling cloud strategies for Enterprises by offering direct connection to a community of private, hybrid and public cloud services – and facilitating partnerships across the SP community to build and deliver new offerings.

Colocation with Datum benefits Service Providers and their clients:

  • Carrier-neutral connectivity allowing you to connect to carriers of your choice – simply, robustly and cost-effectively
  • A robust environment for supporting your cloud and managed hosting backed by our 100% availability Service Level Agreement
  • Cost-savings through using our purpose-built ground centre built from the ground up with a fully 2N power infrastructure and environmentally efficient cooling, saving on CapEx
  • Increased efficiency though our environmentally intelligent cooling system that maintains the correct environment for your hardware whilst producing a reduced carbon footprint, and lower running costs, benefiting you and your clients
  • Scalability that allows you to flex your infrastructure in line with business demands
  • Enhanced multi-level government-grade security to protect client kit
  • Reliable and responsive on-site technical support through our Remote Hands services


Datum’s flexible and scalable colocation facilities provide you with:

  • The ability to start small and expand as required
  • Detailed insight into ongoing energy usage and operational status to share with your clients
  • Complete transparency into environmental factors
  • Carrier and cloud neutral connectivity
  • Peace of mind on security and resilience
  • Dedicated client Service Manager to assure comprehensive client focus
  • Scalable capacity for managed hosting