Crown Hosting Data Centres:
Data Centre colocation
dedicated to the UK
public sector

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No vendor lock in. Faster route to the Cloud. Government accredited.

Local Government Shared Services

Aggregate shared services across Local Government, improving public services, increasing savings and releasing unnecessary public assets

Central Government

Giving Central Government Departments access to cost effective data centre capacity and an effective route to Cloud First


Road, Rail, Airport and Maritime organisations that require significant cost savings and high availability solutions

Local Government

Local Government can benefit from the efficiencies and economies of scale that result from the pan Government Crown Hosting framework


Secure data centre co-location, in highly resilient, well connected environments that work at Departmental, NHS trust and CCG scale


Open to any UK publicly funded, mandated, regulated and previously regulated organisations

Policing and Justice

Crown Hosting delivers the secure, neutral environment to provide data centre co-location services, at value, to all blue light services



Education Standards, Funding, Research and Higher Education organisations who care about sharing data and delivering better services for less



When value for money is crucial, Crown Hosting delivers colocation that gains savings of around 60%

Why choose Crown Hosting?

Crown Hosting Data Centres delivers the UK Government’s aim for the Public Sector to put the Cloud first. We provide a framework from which it is easy to buy highly efficient, data centre colocation and data hosting, on a flexible contract basis.

Following Cabinet Office analysis of The UK data centre industry, our data centre campuses chosen to support the Framework offer a best in class mix of security, resilience and both energy and carbon efficiency. And given that the Framework has been negotiated against the whole Public Sector data colocation requirement, the best possible value-for money.

With best in class security, when it comes to saving money, ease of use, and flexible contract options, why would you look elsewhere for your data centre colocation?

Colocation Solutions

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What is Crown Hosting?

Crown Hosting Data Centres Limited is a joint venture between the Cabinet Office and Ark Data Centres that delivers increased efficiency, improved value and transparency of data centre hosting utilisation across all of the UK public sector.

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Who can buy?

Our data centre colocation services are open to any UK publicly funded, mandated, regulated and previously regulated organisations. We cater for a wide range of sectors, from Transport to Health, from Charities to Local Government. Click here to learn about the sectors we cover.

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How can you buy?

Crown Hosting Data Centres’ high-quality data centre colocation services have already been agreed and are governed as part of a Cabinet Office framework agreement.

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