Advoco Web Hosting

Advoco provides a secure, professional web hosting service with a guaranteed 99.999% uptime, on powerful hardware across a number of data centres. 

High Availability Web Hosting

Location

Our equipment is located across two cities, London and Manchester and across a number of datacentres within each.

Both of these locations are totally independant and the facilities within each are operated independantly by leaders in high availability data centre facilities within the UK.

The reason we locate our equipment within third party data centres and not in our own buildings is that we recognise the multi million pounds of investment that has been poured into the facilities we have chosen, which are second to none.

This is the same approach used by a large number of hosting providers who provide services ranging from budget-oriented shared hosting solutions, to high-end dedicated services geared toward mission critical applications.

Unlike many hosting providers that use custom DNS and evasive advertising to hide the fact that they co-locate, we do not try to hide this, nor claim "our own data centres" and believe that co-location is the best strategy for Advoco Solutions. To this end we have located our equipment at both locations in our own racks within these world class facilities.

Engineers are based on site to ensure the fastest response should any physical intervention be required at any time.

Maintaining our equipment in these two centres allows us to do what we do best: develop and support targeted hosting products, while our data centre providers do what they do best: operate world class data centres. It is a logical partnership that creates a win-win-win situation for our customers.

Security

Access to our servers is tightly controlled by both electronic and biometric means, through a system of airlocks and secured areas. Entry to the data centre requires both of these means as well as a final visual check before any person can gain final entry to equipment. Once in the data centre activity is recorded around the clock.

  • Very early smoke detection apparatus (VESDA) installed
  • Smoke detection system
  • FM200 fire suppression system 
  • CCTV system covering all entrances/exits and main areas
  • 24-hour video recording
  • Full perimeter alarm 
  • PAC security card access system
  • Visual verification of all persons entering the data floor

Power

Power is supplied to the data centre from diverse locations and is backed up with multiple standby generators. 

  • 2 x 1700 KVA Generator back-up @ N+1 
  • UPS system - redundant parallel formation @ N+1 
  • Close control downflow air conditioning units to guarantee stable   temperature and humidity @ N+1 
  • 2 independent AC systems DX & chilled water @ N+1 
  • 2.5 MVA of UPS conditioned power @ N+1 
  • Diverse Power Supplies with diesel generator backup

Hardware

Finally we have the servers themselves. Unlike some of our competitors we don't buy cheap hardware.
All of our servers are specified as the fastest Multi Processor machines we can obtain at the time of purchase.

The performance of all servers are monitored to ensure maximum performance.

Network Uptime - 99.999%

Our network connectivity is subject to our 5 nines network guarantee. The only occasions when your site is likely to be affected in normal operation would be by way of scheduled maintenance.

We hope you've found this overview useful, however if you have a specific question, contact us and we'll do our best to provide you with the information you need.



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Registered Office: Advoco Solutions Ltd, Unit 11 Thatcham Business Village, Colthrop Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 4LW, UK.