Unlike many of our competitors, we don't operate our own data centres. Why not? Well, it's because this enables us to provide our customers with the very best housing for their servers. Let us explain further…
Why do we operate this way?In short, we're free agents! And this gives us a real edge that helps us serve you, the customer, better. We are able to pick and choose the very best data centres in the country and place our customers’ servers there. We don't have a vested interest in placing you in a data centre that may not be as good, or up to the same standard, simply because we have invested in it. Many of our competitors who promote the fact that they own their data centre find themselves in this situation. You'll be placed in their data centre, as that makes financial sense to them. Not because it's the best place to house your server. This is the Storm difference. We pick the best and place you with the best. Don't believe us, ask our competitors who own their DC exactly what "tier" their data centre is. You'll likely find it's tier 2 or below and many don't actually have an official “tiering” classification.
So tell me more about why Storm's data centres are so special?We pick and choose the best ISO-accredited data centres in the UK, those who specialise in building and managing data centres to the highest of standards. We choose our data centres very carefully, based on their security accreditations and financial stability, ultimately which we feel are better for our clients’ business. We work strategically with industry leaders and build best in class solutions which we then monitor end-to-end 24/7/365.
We strongly believe our data centres are the best in the UK, combined with our expertise of managing environments for Windows and Linux hosting, we offer state of art business class hosting solutions, backed by our outstanding support. At the centre of these solutions is the Data Centre facility that is operated by Iomart, who have recently received Tier 4 classification and are both public sector network (PSN) and N3 compliant.
We are very proud of the data centres that house our infrastructure and enjoy taking our clients and prospects on tours of the data centres, so they can see everything that they offer, including:
- Security cameras
- 24/7/365 staffing (both technical and security)
- Biometric access
- Resilient power
- More than enough bandwidth coming in and going out
- Carrier-neutral high speed connections to the internet
We ensure that the data centres we use have their certifications and audits, and we are always making sure that this is the best place possible to house our hosting infrastructure. By having someone else worry about the physical structure, we can focus our energy on being a superior managed hosting provider.
If you would like more details about our data centre facilities or our managed hosting services, please contact us.
SecurityWe've gone to great lengths to establish multiple security measures to protect the hardware that houses your information. These measures have been put in place to prevent both unauthorised physical and digital access.
- Dual palisade steel fencing
- Anti-tailgating vehicle entry technology
- Experienced 24/7 on-site security personnel
- Motion detectors
- Internal and external HD CCTV
- Physical access control and surveillance
- ISO 9001, 14001 and 27001 audited and certified
- Stringent hardware firewall protection
- Proprietary digital security protocols and techniques
- Intelligent DDos protection