This agreement offers data centre colocation facilities (racks, rack spaces and rooms) exclusively for public sector organisations and arms length bodies. Services include:
- rack/space colocation 4kW to 30kW per rack for Official
- private rooms from 500kW for Official
- private rooms from 200kW for Secret or Top Secret
- low energy price per kWh, with ultra-low facility wastage
- smart hands for escorting or simple tasks
- data cabling to enable connectivity
- optical network connectivity between sites
Service management and governance of the supplier is undertaken centrally by CCS, with further tailored insight provided to individual customers by the supplier. As a customer, you will be responsible for migrating your servers into Crown Hosting and for day to day administration.
This direct award agreement uses pre-packaged/negotiated products and prices, designed to be used in conjunction with other CCS technology frameworks to aid disaggregation.
The framework is complementary to CCS’s integrated technology set, providing a physical location for ICT ordered and managed via Technology Products & Services or Digital Future, connected using Network Services and secured using Software & Cyber. A portfolio procurement supports the disaggregation agenda, arms customers with a greater understanding of how their ICT supports their business and reduces the overall cost of the service.
‘Pay for what you use’ flexible occupancy with service terms ranging from one month to seven years, plus no-penalty ‘termination for convenience’ rights remove the problem of lease lock-in and facility investment obstacles to ICT change. Pre-packaged property lease terms for longer periods are also available.
Access secure and reliable locations for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure supporting the running of the UK, assured by the National Cyber Security Centre and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure, with Service Level Agreement-backed reliability.
Existing customers report an average of 66% savings on their like-for-like cost (facility and electricity) after relocation to Crown Hosting. The typical return on investment for removal to Crown Hosting is nine months; two years if an ICT refresh is included.
Carbon savings in the region of 99.9% are delivered through the use of extremely efficient hyperscale facilities and ‘Green Electricity’, which also substantially reduces water use. This framework addresses the public sector problem of small wasteful technical server rooms and data centres where on average 3kWh is wasted for every 1kWh used.