Crown Hosting Data Centres: COVID-19 Statement

Sustainable data centre facilities dedicated to the UK Public Sector

No Vendor Lock-in.
Faster route to the Cloud.
Government accredited.

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Value for money

We deliver an average £3 commercial saving* for every £1 spent by our Public Sector customers. No OJEU process, Simple, standard HMG contract Flexible contract period, Pay-for-what-you-use Inter data centre communications, Dedicated government capacity, Benchmarked, No expensive procurement process and Due diligence.


Crown Hosting Data Centres are vendor neutral and any service provider can be used to support the services you host with us - enabling you to operate any combination of on-premises systems, private or hybrid cloud technologies. Pay-for-what-you-use, try out new platforms and move when ready, then scale back or move out when you are finished. Guaranteed high fixed efficiency and high density. Low cost additional services Intelligent Hands – reducing on-site staff.

Ease of use

Efficient to implement, Leverage existing framework suppliers, Not locked in, ability change without compromising data or infrastructure, Proven move-in ready solution, 24/7 Intelligent Hands Service.


Working towards Carbon Net Zero, your choice of data centre has the potential to either contribute to the problem of climate change or form a meaningful part of the solution. By choosing to transition to a Crown Hosting facility, our Customers typically save 75% on electricity usage* and reduce carbon emissions* by 99.9% on relocated services. Everyone wins, including the planet.

* Source: CCS Annual Report 2020-2021


We offer all our Customers the same foundation to create and inspire change, opportunities to transform, move forward, consolidate infrastructure, and migrate to new platforms using a more efficient and cost-effective model.

Our data centre colocation services are open to any UK publicly funded, mandated, regulated and previously regulated organisations. To learn more about the sectors we cover, please select a sector.

Why choose Crown Hosting?

A Cloud Appropriate approach to Public Sector IT is an increasing focus, and one which needs a secure framework to support the effort.

We understand that not everyone is at the same stage in their transformation journey, which is why we represent ‘freedom of choice’ to the customers we serve.

Crown Hosting is accessible to everyone, easy to work with and has an established framework designed to allow access to highly efficient data centre solutions, satisfying all Security accreditation levels and available on a flexible contract basis.

Whether you’re looking to move your legacy technology to a more efficient model, migrate from an existing supplier, re-platform services onto new technologies or require a steppingstone to the cloud, the flexibility of our framework enables you to significantly reduce operating costs, while increasing operational availability, resilience, and security.

From day one, the Cabinet Office framework agreement allows you to take advantage of data centre facilities, inter-data centre connectivity, additional cabling, remote hands services and dashboard reporting.

Whatever transformation steps you are considering or questioning, Crown Hosting promise to provide the best possible options available based upon your needs today - with the flexibility and freedom of choice to help transform into tomorrow.

And it begins here...

What is Crown Hosting?

Crown Hosting Data Centres Limited is a unique joint venture between the Cabinet Office and Ark Data Centres dedicated to serving the Public Sector. Together we are the trusted partner of the UK Government delivering increased efficiency, improved value, and transparency of Data Centre Services.

Combined, we bring the Government assurance, integrity and capabilities of the Public Sector, unified with the speed of execution and flexibility of the Private Sector.

Crown Hosting is accessible to everyone, easy to work with and has established frameworks designed to allow access to highly efficient data centre solutions, satisfying all Security accreditation levels and available on a flexible contract basis.

Who can buy?

Our data centre colocation services are open to any UK publicly funded, mandated, regulated, and previously regulated organisations. We work with a wide range of sectors, including Defence, Justice and Police, Central Government, Local Government, Health, Transport, Education and Research.

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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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Crown Campus

The Crown Campuses are secure locations with established communities of specialist public sector framework service providers, Crown Hosting Data Centres and Public Sector organisations. It provides a space for secure knowledge sharing to deliver protected services to help meet government data objectives and reduce overall spend on digital services.

Latest updates

Our latest news, thinking and insights.

16th December 2021

Crown Hosting statement on the Log4j vulnerability

There is, understandably, widespread concern about the impact of the Log4j vulnerability ( This statement is made to keep our customers informed on how this risk has been addressed and managed by Ark Data Centres and Crown Hosting Data Centres.…

9th September 2021

Making a difference - a guest blog by Saurav Sarkar, Crown Commercial Service

I’ve always believed that no matter which job you do (and for whom), the biggest and toughest question that you can ask yourself is ‘Did I make a difference?’ As I write this today, post pandemic, the Public Sector has…

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Crown Hosting Data Centres Limited is powered by Ark Data Centres, who design, construct, and operate the most efficient UK data centres. Our customers include UK publicly funded, mandated, regulated, and previously regulated organisations and charities.

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