Colocation Services

Highly secure, scalable and resilient Leeds based data centre




Leeds based data centre - built to the highest security standards

The highest standards of service, complete peace of mind

Located near the Leeds city centre, our purpose-built Data Centre provides advanced, flexible and compliant infrastructure to protect your IT environment. With a combination of technology, support and security resources, our Colocation and Migration services include enhanced physical security, on-site Disaster Recovery, Managed IT and 24/7 Help Desk support.

Your IT infrastructure powered, connected and secured by Firstnet

Firstnet offers a future-proof Colocation and Migration solutions for organisations of all sizes. As a part of our Colocation process, we utilise a second data centre, based in Manchester, to ensure that in the event of failure customers' environments are active and fully accessible. 


11,000 sq ft Data Centre with capacity of over 400 racks.  

With a capacity of over 400 cabinets and 80 desks, maintained by N+1 cooling and humidity control, our solutions are backed by award winning onsite Managed Services and flexible Cloud technology.


Firstnet's Data Centre utilises a single 11 kV power supply with capacity for 3.5 MVA. Powered by N+1 6.3 MVA continuous standby generator with 72 hours of diesel storage, our Colocation facility accommodates over 400 cabinets at 1,440 kW with option to upgrade to 2,160 kW


N+1 fresh air make-up pressurisation with close humidity controls to technical spaces optimises the performance of the server equipment.

Cabinets are cooled via chilled water down flow units (CRACs) configured for N+1.



Application Centric Infrastructure from Cisco.

Cisco's Nexus ACI solution provides advanced security, analytics and network segmentation for state-of-the-art protection and safety.

Connectivity resilience.

A highly available pair of leaf switches provides cross-meshed connectivity (A&B streams) to each rack.

Each leaf switch is cross meshed to the spine switches which are also configure to be Highly Available.

Border leaf switches are connected to the rest of the network with a Layer 3 outside configuration providing dedicated or shared L3 routed connections to the tenants present in the fabric.


100% scheduled uptime.

We commit to a 99.99% scheduled uptime SLA based on Firstnet's Colocation solution, backed by a fully redundant software-defined network powered by Cisco ACI.

Business continuity.

In the event of failure at the primary data centre, your service can continue from our Manchester-based facility.


Colocation enables you to:

  • Permanently secure availability of your IT infrastructure

  • Reclaim valuable office space

  • Ensure your IT is safe from fire, theft and power outages

  • Eliminate security and facility maintenance cost

  • Have the flexibility to grow with quarter, half and full racks

  • Access super- fast, unlimited internet network that is carrier neutral

  • Access a wide range of technical resources available 24/7

Data Centre physical resilience key facts:

  • 3 x diesel generators with 56,000 litres of fuel providing 72 hours of consistent power and continuous offline refuelling

  • 1.44 MW UPS/battery system



Seamless Migration.

Our Migration process includes complete project management and planning in order to outline the risk and implement appropriate actions for a smooth, hazard-free transition.


Want to learn more about our Colocation and Migration facilities? Contact us and we will happily assist you.

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