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Claranet Review

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Top quality professional service from a big-name provider

Reasons to buy
+Big-name company
Five UK data centers
Reasons to avoid
-No plans smaller than quarter rack

Claranet is a top European provider with more than 20 years’ experience in delivering managed IT services to businesses around the world.

The company manages multiple data centers, with five available for colocation. Your London options are Global Switch London East, Telecity Harbour Exchange Square and Telecity Sovereign House, and there are also centers in Hoddesdon (Hertfordshire) and Manchester.

Claranet doesn't try to compete with others for the lowest advertised price (in fact, it doesn't advertise a price at all – you have to contact the company and ask for a quote). There are no almost useless 1U plans, for instance: you must choose a quarter, half or full rack. As of late, the colocation page redirects to Hybrid Cloud section, so there might be some changes for colocation services.

Still, there's plenty to like here. Cabinets are all lockable to keep your hardware secure. Flexible power options ensure you get exactly what you need. You're able to access your server 24/7. There are flexible contracts available from a minimum of 30 days, with some benefits if you opt for longer terms (you get free installation if you sign up for three years). Well worth a look if you'd prefer to colocate with a big-name provider.

Cloud Hosting

You may know us from the past for hosting and datacentres. But today we are first and foremost a Cloud business. We have invested heavily to be the partner of choice and help enterprises and business take full advantage of extra flexibility and agility in the Cloud. We have spent years hiring the best talent, investing in the best tooling, and designing solutions and engagements that help to make successful Cloud adoption a reality. The result: you can rely on an army of technical Cloud engineers, architects, and project managers to help you make the right decisions at the right time and to help your business move forward on YOUR cloud journey.


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