Cantarus is an independent vendor of colocation to multiple UK datacentres, meaning we are not tied-in to any of the facilities in which we sell space. The advantage to you, our client, is that you can be sure the right facility is being recommended for your requirements.
Colocation of your servers in a datacentre rather than an office can offer many advantages due to the far superior power, cooling, security and connectivity infrastructure in place at even the most basic datacentre facility.
For client-facing or business critical services locating the associated server hardware in a datacentre is highly recommended if high performance coupled with near-perfect reliability is to be achieved.
Datacentre colocation can also be highly productive where multiple geographically-distributed offices and/or remote workers must be linked and supported - an architecture often referred to as a Wide Area Network or WAN. In a typical scenario, one office contains a central file repository or email server to which other offices must connect and thus data must be passed over broadband connections which are orders of magnitude slower than network speeds within an office. Use of a datacentre can substantially increase the performance of such architectures.