Datum for Service Providers

Datum was created out of a 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. Datum is the perfect colocation partner for IT Service Providers of all specialities, including Managed Service Providers, Systems Integrators, Connectivity, Cloud, ISVs and SaaS businesses.

The Datum model was based on experience gained from both sides of the data centre wall, as both provider and user, experience which showed the importance of supporting a robust facility with responsive service and operational transparency.

Our business is all about trust, confidence and peace of mind. Service Providers need a data centre on which they can rely in order to effectively deliver their solution, support their clients and grow their business. Datum understands the importance of transparency and reliability so that Service Providers can trust at all times that their clients’ data is in safe hands.

Datum's data centre colocation service was built to meet the exacting standards and requirements of IT service providers whose business relies on effectively supporting and securing their clients' IT. In addition to offering the security, power, cooling, fire protection and carrier neutral connectivity service providers demand, Datum offers a range of services to support transition into the data centre and complement the solutions you may provide to your clients.

Service Provider Colocation Services

Enterprise / Service Providers

Management and support to assist from smooth transition to successful engagement

Enterprise / Service Providers

Client-centred engineering and remote hands services

Enterprise / Service Providers

Resilient links at any bandwidth across the UK and to Europe and the USA

Enterprise / Service Providers

Multivendor break-fix for client equipment, blended option for in and out of warranty

Enterprise / Service Providers

Office Recovery locations throughout the UK to support Business Continuity Plans

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 providing you with options to deliver the optimal mix of resilience and cost
  • Robust environment for cloud and managed hosting backed by our 100% availability Service Level Agreement
  • Cost-savings from the purpose-built data centre, with fully 2N power infrastructure and environmentally efficient cooling
  • Increased efficiency though the environmentally intelligent cooling system, maintaining the correct environment for hardware whilst delivering 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

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

Get in touch to discover how we can support your business

Service Provider Case Studies

Datum's service provider clients rely on our data centre and our services as the foundation for the solutions they deliver. Their clients are in turn attracted by the secure location and comprehensive access controls, and as part of our approach to client confidentiality, all case studies included on this website are real but unattributed to ensure the anonymity of the featured organisation.

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Service Providers

Business continuity and workplace recovery provider select Datum to support their solutions
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Service Providers

Surrey-based computer services company selected Datum
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Partner / Service Providers

Global IT services provider, Ensono, confirms Datum as primary data centre in 10 year agreement
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Service Providers

Hampshire-based IT service provider turned to Datum to support growth plans
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Service Providers

New data centre extends services portfolio for future growth
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Enterprise / Service Providers

When a fast turn around was vital, the Datum approach was key
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Enterprise / Partner / Service Providers

How a service-led approach made all this difference for this client
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Case study

Partner / Service Providers

This story outlines how Keysource and Datum have worked together since the inception of Datum to the benefit of both parties.

Service Provider Articles

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News

09 October 2019

Why we're sponsoring the digital transformation category at this year's Wirehive 100 Awards.
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Blog

25 September 2019

We believe that the location of your chosen data centre should be a fundamental factor in your decision-making.
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Blog

27 August 2019

Risks to IT come in many forms but some are more prevalent during the summer. But Datum has it all in hand ....
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Blog

08 July 2019

Datum is now offering the power of Datum Edge Pods to organisations looking for distributed computing solutions.
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News

04 July 2019

Outstanding NPS provides proof that clients value Datum Datacentres' first class service
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News

24 June 2019

The future is looking very bright for Datum with above-market revenue growth despite fierce competition. We're excited about what's to come.
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Blog

20 May 2019

Our service-enhanced approach means that our clients always get the support they need to achieve their business goals.
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Blog

17 April 2019

Datum's hybrid cloud colocation services are run an OpEx basis so companies can control IT costs whilst benefiting from scalable, flexible solutions.
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Blog

01 April 2019

Organisations are becoming ever more dependent on their digital assets, which means a greater emphasis on the safe storage of data and intellectual property.
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Blog

12 March 2019

3 word addresses define location and 3 key words defining Datum's UK colocation - security.resilience.service
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Blog

26 February 2019

What impact might Brexit have on the colocation sector? What are the challenges and opportunities?
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Blog

17 January 2019

Integrity of the IT infrastructure is key - a third party data centre can form a strong basis for your protection, DR and continuity plans