Security & support
Access to our data centres and offices are strictly limited to security-cleared personnel and constantly monitored by extensive CCTV, ensuring a safe and secure environment for your hosted services.
- 24 x 7 x 365 manned security & monitoring
- Role based access control requiring swipe-card, through multiple secure areas
- Internal and external CCTV systems
- On-site technical engineers 24 x 7 x 365
- All technicians employed directly by Fasthosts
- All security staff accredited by the Security Industry Authority (SIA)
- Unique on site Network Operations Centre (NOC)
Our heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems undergo continuous assessment to ensure our servers works to their full potential and delivers high performance day-in, day-out.
- 24 x 7 x 365 Denco environmental monitoring systems
- VESDA (Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus)
- FM200 fire suppression equipment
- Constant evaluation and testing of all systems
Our data centres and offices don’t simply rely on local grid power to ensure the uptime of your hosted services. In the rare case of a power outage, the power supply is switched to our own local diesel-powered generators and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).
- Dual independent power feeds, backed up by Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) systems
- Diesel generators capable of running our data centres indefinitely – protecting services from any single power failure
Part of the United Internet Group, we connect into the United Internet Global Backbone Network to connect you across the world.
- Geographically diverse data centre connections into different Points-of-Presence
- Each connection is managed at or below 50% capacity, so that in the rare event of a failure, connectivity is not adversely affected
- Trans-continental wide-area network (WAN) handling an overall bandwidth of 120Gbps, providing all connectivity for our data centres
- Optimal connectivity with a large number of UK-based ISPs, with redundant connections at two London Internet Exchange (LINX) locations