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We believe that when it comes to uptime, designing and building a great data centre is just part of the story. The meticulous organisation and management of the data centre itself is also key to assuring maximum performance and 24 x 7 availability and responsiveness. According to the Uptime Institute…

May 22, 2015 | Blog

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Ark Data Centres First Wholesale Provider in the UK to receive Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations Stamp of Approval

Ark Data Centres (Ark) that designs, constructs and operates the UK’s most efficient data centres, has received Uptime Institute’s Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval for operational excellence, for both of its campuses in Hampshire and Wiltshire. Ark is the first wholesale data centre provider in the UK to receive…

May 14, 2015 | Latest News

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DataCentres North Hits Manchester 12th May

When DataCentres North opens in Manchester next month, I will be speaking on the benefits of Crown Hosting for public sector departments and agencies. Since the innovative joint venture between the Cabinet Office and Ark Data Centres was established back in March 2015, the data centre procurement framework has seen considerable…

May 8, 2015 | Blog

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The Benefits of Crown Hosting for Public Sector Departments/Agencies.

Peter McShane of Crown Hosting Data Centres will present on The Benefits of Crown Hosting for Public Sector Departments/Agencies   Data Centres North 11–12 May 2015  

April 24, 2015 | Previous Events

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Crown Hosting Data Centres – Who’s In?

The launch of the new Crown Hosting Data Centres framework agreement means all public sector bodies in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are now free to call on the data centre and connectivity services they need – eradicating any requirement for a full tender or competitive procurement process. This…

April 8, 2015 | Blog

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Launching Crown Hosting Data Centres

The Office of the Chief Technology Officer (OCTO) is responsible for equipping government with the right technology to deliver great digital services. Last week, Liam Maxwell published a blog about “Launching Crown Hosting Data Centres”. It reads, “Today I’m pleased to confirm that we have created a joint venture –…

March 31, 2015 | Blog

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7 Ways we’re Easy to do Business with

Giving you on-demand access to a suite of Cabinet Office approved data centre colocation hosting and connectivity services, Crown Hosting Data Centres (CHDC) makes it easy for government and public sector organisations to purchase hosting services more quickly and efficiently than traditional procurement methods. Here are seven ways how: Standardised…

March 25, 2015 | Blog

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Government Creates New Business to Save up to £105m in IT Costs

Boost for taxpayers of up to £105 million over seven years from joint venture deal that will revolutionise the way government’s computer servers are hosted A new joint venture business has been created to host government computer servers. Crown Hosting Data Centres is a new joint venture between the government and the SME Ark Data…

March 19, 2015 | Latest News

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Where the Cloud Touches the Ground

As government departments and agencies start to get their heads around what Crown Hosting Data Centres actually means for them, no doubt a few questions will arise. Some of those questions might benefit from clarity around how G-Cloud and Crown Hosting Data Centres now co-exist. Under HM Government’s Cloud First…

March 17, 2015 | Blog

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11 Ways to Save

Should you stay or should you go? If you’re working in government and wondering whether or not to change your data centre provision under the Crown Hosting Data Centres procurement framework read on. One of the biggest decision factors is cost. There has been much press speculation about the huge…

March 13, 2015 | Blog

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