Data Centre


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.


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.


New UK/Europe connectivity promotion

We’ve heard of a very competitive new promotion from one of our key UK and European connectivity partners who are building new POP’s in Equinix LD4/LD5 in Slough.

To celebrate the launch of the new PoP’s our partner is offering 10Gbs DWDM Waves between either site to TeleCity Harbour Exchange (HEX), Sovereign House (SOV) or InterXion London for just £500/month plus VAT, plus a one-off connection fee.

In additional our partner has some spare capacity in their Frankfurt PoP for similar prices.

These prices won’t last forever so if this is of interest then please do get in touch by e-mailing or visiting our Contact Page.


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


Nearly 50% of clients ‘failed or stalled’ their cloud hosting migrations

Nearly half of organisations polled in a recent survey admitted they had failed or stalled their cloud hosting implementations, with a further half claiming they had to alter their budget and a whopping 70% force to make changes to their design.

These are the latest figures from a study of 358 respondents conducted by INetU and THINKStrategies entitled “The Adventures of Moving to the Cloud”, which aims to show CIOs and business managers it’s not a “walk in the park” to migrate over.

Only 27% of clients were ‘extremely happy’ with their Cloud Hosting Provider. Of these 27%, 96% of Client platforms are managed by their provider.

Read more from Cloudtech


Has Next Generation Data achieved PUE parity?

‘Next Generation Data (NGD) claims it is the first data center operator in the world to guarantee clients a perfect power usage effectiveness (PUE) ratio, thanks to a rooftop solar farm which powers its passive cooling systems. Analysts have criticised the claim as greenwash.

NGD claims it can contractually commit to offering customers a PUE of 1.0 at its Newport (Wales) facility, through a combination of sustainably sourced mains power and free cooling systems run on solar power. Working with utility npower, it has installed a rooftop solar panel farm at the ts 750,000 square foot facility in South Wales, capable of generating one million kilowatt hours (KWh) of ‘green’ electricity per year (that’s an average power of about 100kW, or enough total energy for 240 homes).’

Read more from Data Centre Dynamics


C4L makes two more Director Level Appointments

In a calculated move towards our strategic growth plan, C4L have announced two further director level appointments, with Paul Hughes joining as Marketing Director and Richard Mathewson becoming Sales Director today.

In line with extensive market growth and newly launched Connectivity and Cloud Products, our CEO Simon Mewett, renowned for his skills in rapidly growing companies, took the decision to appoint two new directors to lead the delivery of C4L’s new products.

Read more on this announcement


IIX Acquires Allegro Networks

Mountain View, California and Manchester, UK – October 22, 2014 – IIX Inc., a leading provider of direct interconnection solutions, today announced that it has acquired Allegro Networks. The acquisition of this innovative UK-based software and interconnection company is a significant milestone in IIX’s strategy to bring simple, global network interconnectivity to enterprises

More info and full press release here