GCI Datacentres are manned 24/7/365 ensuring efficient handling of incidents and changes at any time of the day or night, with subject matter experts being on-call to provide level 2 and 3 support as needed.
In a changing world, selecting the right hosting provider is no longer a simple case of weighing cost against efficiency. Instead, it means asking some tough new questions…
“How secure is my data?” Introducing our GCI Smart-bunker datacentre
With computer hacking and cyber-crime becoming ever-more sophisticated, security is critical. And, as most datacentres are located in vulnerable urban areas, there’s also the very real risk of accidental or deliberate physical damage to your servers. That’s why we’re proud to introduce our Smart-bunker datacentre, offering a class-leading level of security for your total peace of mind.
Contrast the traditional datacentre with our bunker
Located deep underground in a remote ex-NATO nuclear bunker, we house a 30,000 square foot, world-class, purpose-built datacentre. Three metre thick steel and tungsten reinforced walls add to the state-of-the-art electronic defences, automatic fail-over (which guarantees that faults have minimal or no impact on service availability), bullet-proof physical security and optional managed firewalls—with all that, we think you’ll agree that data doesn’t get more secure.
What’s the environmental impact of my hosting presence?
All hosting providers are not the same. In fact, our bunker is the first and only datacentre in the UK to provide low-energy, high-performance hosting with zero carbon emissions (not to be confused with ‘carbon neutral’ offsetting). Our unique operation means 100% of our power comes from wind-generated energy, and our managed servers utilise low-energy technology to consume up to 60% less power than their conventional counterparts. Compare this with a traditional energy-hungry datacentre, which consumes more power than an equivalent-sized blast furnace, and you’ll understand why this makes such good sense.
What does “zero carbon” mean for you and your organisation?
Quite simply it reduces your impact on the environment, and in an age of increased corporate accountability, growing legislation and a new awareness of green issues, there’s never been a better time to take a responsible lead by reducing your carbon footprint.
Even the most sophisticated technology in the world accounts for little without the vital human element. At our bunker we take our people very seriously. If you have an issue that needs resolving, you can expect to receive world-class service and live technical support from our award-winning team, 24x7x365 – zero excuses.
… And zero additional cost
What if we told you we could provide all of the above, and more, for the same price as ordinary, energy-inefficient hosting? Well, you’d better believe it, because with us you’ll pay no more for our bunker zero-carbon hosting than for traditional and ‘carbon neutral’ hosting in our other centres, or in general.
Would it make your buying decision that bit easier?