Acquisition trail part 1 – Virtus expands into Infinity?

Well, not quite, but they have acquired the Slough Facility from Infinity Data Centres, we hear today, as reported in a press-release from Virtus themselves

Virtus, who have seen excellent demand in it’s facilities in Enfield and Hayes, and had already been in the process of building their third London datacentre, have added this sizeable facility to their already strong prospectus.

With 9400 square meters of tech-space with 34MVA of power infrastructure already provisioned at the site, ‘LONDON4 is capable of being subdivided allowing clients to have anything from a rack in a shared space, to their own suite or data hall with dedicated power and cooling and also offers over 1,800m2 of office space for customer use.’

This acquisition now makes Virtus a major player in the UK data-centre market and will strengthen the companies position in competition with the impending new Telecity/Equinix entity which is envisaged to be completed once the latter companies divest sites as part of an agreement with courts in Europe.

Neil Cresswell, CEO, VIRTUS Data Centres said: “The market for high quality, innovative and customer friendly colocation services in London continues to be very buoyant for the right type of proposition. We have experienced strong demand for the unique offerings of VIRTUS LONDON1 and LONDON2 and are always looking for the right kind of sites to meet our ever-growing inventory requirements. We are committed to long term sustainable and scalable expansion and we were being asked by customers and prospects to offer additional locations, including Slough. – See more at:

Read more here


TeleCity Meridian Gate – new Low, Low pricing!

Black Friday? what’s that? at Host Consult, we have low pricing all year long in some of the best and most prime data-centre locations across the country. Our partner company in TeleCity Meridian Gate has some extra special offers on rack-space with transit on right now – let us know if this is of interest!

1kW Full Rack
1000Mbs port
50Mbs 95th percentile IP transit
3 month contract

Set-up £0
Monthly £300

2kW Full Rack
1000Mbs port
100Mbs 95th percentile IP transit
3 month contract

Set-up £0
Monthly £550

4kW Full Rack
1000Mbs port
100Mbs 95th percentile IP transit
3 month contract

Set-up £0
Monthly £1000

8kW Dual Rack
2 x 1000Mbs port
200Mbs 95th percentile IP transit
3 month contract

Set-up £0
Monthly £1900

All prices exclude VAT, E&OE.


100% Power or a year’s service fees back – Volta

Have you had problems recently with your datacentre power? Considering alternatives? then look no further – Volta will offer a whole year of service fees back if power drops to less than the 100% SLA guaranteed.

Co-location provider Volta Data Centres has introduced a service-level agreement (SLA) that will see customers reimbursed if ever the racks housed in its facilities lose power.

The company’s Platinum Power SLA will see affected customers receive a full-year of free service credit if the power being supplied to their racks falters even for a fraction of a second, the company claimed.

Speaking to Computer Weekly at the DatacenterDynamics Converged conference in London, Volta Data Centres managing director Jon Arnold said the company is the first in the industry to offer an SLA of this nature, and it is indicative of the level of service datacentre customers are demanding these days.

“We’re uniquely positioned in that London has got some new 30kV power rings, and we’re uniquely positioned on two, so we’ve got two resilient rings and our two 33kV transformers,” he said.

“With that setup, we have a level of super resiliency in place before we even need to use batteries and generators, and are already able to offer 100% power availability.”

More information here

If you would like to know more then get in touch and we would be happy to assist you.


Unbelievable City rack pricing!

One of our partners has asked Host Consult to find homes for racks in City Based data-centres with quite unbelievable pricing. This pricing is not to be missed and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The quicker you can get in, the more chance you have of securing this space

42U Racks
Tier III data-centres
1kw/2kw/3kW/4kw + 2 x 4kW pricing

Each full rack includes 100Mbs transit on a 1000Mbs port. Single power as standard but dual power can be provided for a one-off set-up fee.

1kW rack inclusive of power and 100Mbs transit from £300/month
2kW rack inclusive of power and 100Mbs transit from £400/month
4kW rack inclusive of power and 100Mbs transit from £650/month
2 x 4kW rack inclusive of power and 100Mbs transit £1250/month

They also have a redundant hosting starter pack available which gives the following.

2Kw rack in each of the two Tier III Dc’s above.
CWDM 1G/10G Passive wavelength between the sites(speed dependant on optics customer chooses).
100Mb CDR bandwidth on 1Gig feeds into each DC.
BGP feed as standard. IP’s are available at a cost of £1 per IP or in blocks at a discounted rate(see IP Transit Page)
All the above for just £1000 per month with no setup costs.

This pricing is VERY limited so do please get straight in touch today to secure your space.

e-mail to book your space


Multi-site Colocation Promotion

One of our partner companies has increased their space in both Volta in Central London and LDEX in North London and we have negotiated some excellent pricing for hosting across both of these sites, including a generous IP transit allowance and cross-site connectivity. This is perfect for those organisations looking to gain a presence in these excellent facilities without needing to invest massively in infrastructure and connectivity. Our partner can offer the following for interested parties:

– Two 42U full racks – One in each of Volta and LDeX
– £1100 per month rental
– £1100 total setup
– 1000 Mbps redundant layer-2 interconnect between the racks (copper, fibre or VLAN presentation)
– 1000 Mbps internet access circuit in each site (copper, fibre or VLAN presentation, 50 Mbps CDR total)
– 1.85kW (8 Amps) per rack, 3.7kW total power
– Dual redundant PDUs included
– Installation services available
– Additional power and racks available on request
– 10% annual contract uplift, 12 month initial term

Prices are excluding VAT, subject to contract and credit.

Our partner has plenty of IPv4 addressing and is currently offering additional /24 routed ranges for lease at a cost of £75/month when taken with rack space.

Is this of interest? e-mail for more information.


Priority – TeleCity HEX 8&9 2kW racks available at just £775/month

A small number of racks have been made available at TeleCity HEX 8&9 by one of our partner organisations on a first-come, first-served basis.

These racks are in the providers own private suite with access 24/7/365. The footprints will be provided with 2kW of power included and each rack include 30 mins of remote hands labour per month.

If you are looking to POP HEX or are looking for excellent pricing for additional racks in the facility then e-mail or – this offer is only available until all of these available racks are filled.

The price of these racks is £775/month per 2kW footprint including power plus £500/set-up.


Spare quarter racks in Volta

We have been asked by a partner of ours to see if there is any interest in a couple of quarter racks that he has spare in Volta at present.

0.5kw is available at £190/month and 1kW is available at £330/month. This might be of interest for a company looking to get a presence at the site as Volta are growing steadily now and have seen a lot of uptake in recent months. There is a wealth of connectivity onsite and a number of options are available for QinQ/VLAN’s, waves and fibre back to key locations. For more information, to order or arranage a visit to the site, please e-mail


Promotion – Midlands Colocation

If you need rackspace and you are located in the Midlands region then our partner has some excellent rack-space offers in place at present and are pleased to be able to extend these offers to our clients also.

Midlands Colocation

  • 11U
  • £150+VAT
  • 2a power
  • 10Mbs Bandwidth
  • 2 x 1000Mbs ports
  • 1U 8 Port APC Remote Reboot PD
  • 6A max power – charged at £30/Amp
  • 21U
  • £275+VAT
  • 4a power
  • 25Mbs Bandwidth
  • 2 x 1000Mbs ports
  • 1U 8 Port APC Remote Reboot PDU
  • 10A max power – charged at £30/Amp

For more information or to order then get in touch.


Non-standard Colocation? no problem!

Ever wanted to colocate a Mini-ATX server, Mac Mini server or the like but found that this is tricky in the standard shared per U pricing model? Look no further, as our Milton Keynes partner can help.

Our partner provides co-location lockers with the dimensions 316mm x 365mm x 427mm – enough to host a up to five Mac-Mini servers and the best thing is that you pay per locker, not per device.

A single locker with 0.5a power and 10TB data-transfer is just £49/month + VAT with £49/set-up and access is 24/7/365 – you get your own PAC tag and can come and go as you please. You can add additional power and bandwidth if required also for a small additional monthly fee

If this sounds perfect for your requirements then get in touch.


IOMart acquires ServerSpace for £4.25m

iomart also reported the acquisition of ServerSpace (post period) for a maximum consideration of £4.25 million. ServerSpace provides cloud and managed hosting as well as colocation and connectivity and was named by Deloitte as one of the fastest growing tech companies in the UK in 2012 and 2013. Customers include the Jurys Inns hotel group and Car Shop, the UK’s leading car supermarket group..

Congratulations to Tim-Pat Dufficy and all at ServerSpace!

Read more about the acquisition and IOMart’s 28% annual growth