Founded in 1994 by experts in security, Cryptography and Open Source, The Bunker was first incorporated in 2004. We acquired the freeholds to our Ash and Newbury facilities from the UK Ministry of Defence and US Air Force respectively. Purpose built to protect data and people in the event of a nuclear attack; these former command and control bunkers now protect data from every potential threat that could compromise the availability of a business’s critical applications and data.
In 2006 institutional investors Foresight Venture Partners supported The Bunker and joined the board, laying the foundations for the rapid growth we see today. The Bunker has continued to make substantial investments in our sites, with major upgrades in power, cooling and connectivity to support our state-of-the-art high security, high density data centre services.
We are a mature business with a prestigious base of long-standing clients, and a reputation for great service and sensible IT. Since our inception, we have enjoyed consistent growth year on year because clients entrust us with their most complex technical challenges and demanding business requirements. They rely on our broad technical expertise to support their own teams to evolve systems to meet changing business demands.
Working with The Bunker gives clients the confidence that their systems will be secure and available and when due diligence is performed, that their environment will be fully compliant. And for those who wish to reduce their storage costs but cannot use Public Cloud storage, The Bunker provides easy access to a Cloud Storage platform that delivers Petabyte scalability, security and guaranteed UK data sovereignty, at a price competitive with Public Cloud.
We’ve also evolved in line with changing business demands – with dedicated, dedicated virtualised, and virtualised multi-tenanted Cloud Infrastructure and Data Storage solutions and services founded on best practice in Information Security, compliance and good governance. These three pillars are business as usual for The Bunker, and will always be manifest in everything we do.
Crucially, we care about your business, and run your infrastructure the way we run our own. This is why we have a proven track record of substantially outperforming competitors in all areas of security, compliance and business continuity.
We have built the most secure data centres in the UK, located within purpose built, ex-Ministry of Defence facilities that are armoured, nuclear bombproof and military-specified fortresses. Our data centres have been upgraded with millions of pounds of investment in extra power, cooling, fire suppression and Carrier Neutral connectivity. They are IL3/4 rated, and provide a secure, flexible and compliant environment for core, production, backup, test and development, or disaster recovery infrastructure.
The Bunker cares about your business, treating your infrastructure like our own. With great customer service, responsive SLAs and incident response, we provide proactive consulting and a personalised approach. Customers come to us because they know they will be highly available and secure, and when due diligence is performed, that they will be compliant.
Our culture starts and ends with security. However, we believe that security and compliance should be enablers, not barriers to business growth and innovation. This is enshrined within three key tenets that underpin our culture:
Cyber security is a key concern for all organisations. But the evolving regulatory landscape and demand for robust risk management means organisations must be able to demonstrate that they understand the security requirements and compliance mandates of customers and commercial partners too. Working with The Bunker gives you the confidence that when due diligence is performed, your Cloud environment is secure and fully compliant.
Our services are delivered using our all-encompassing methodology that mitigates risk and ensures the most secure IT delivery in the UK. The Bunker Protocol™ incorporates Physical, Human and Digital security capabilities and processes and encapsulates them in a governance and standards layer that ensures the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of your data and systems is maintained.
“We wanted a fast, stable, safe system and that’s exactly what we got. Moving away from collocation means we can focus on our core business and rest easy knowing The Bunker is available 24/7 to manage, protect and support our eCommerce platforms.”
managing director, The Pixel
“Security and compliance are key considerations for our customers as they are effectively extending a part of their network into The Bunker’s data centre.”
TECHNICAL CONSULTANT, QOLCOM
“Security and compliance are of paramount importance to our audience. MasterCard has the highest standards in regard to both and we knew that approval from one of the largest financial services companies in the world would immediately dispel any concerns held by our prospects.”
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, DIGISEQ
“During the due diligence process we will be asked questions about how our hosted environment works. With ISO 27001, all those questions disappear.”
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR, EVALUE
“Organisations rely on SWIFT connectivity to send and receive timely, accurate and secure financial communications. The Bottomline Service Bureau is therefore a critical part of its clients’ operational infrastructure and any disruption or downtime could have major financial and risk implications.”
CTO, Bottomline Technologies
“Availability of our service is the most important factor for our customers and moving closer to perfection is our shared goal. We are also working closely with The Bunker to enhance our disaster recovery facilities and to offer cloud based payments.”
international provider of payment processing services
“With around 160,000 logins and 3,000 unique users accessing our systems every month, security is paramount and The Bunker’s Ultra Secure service assures our customers that their data remains safe 24/7/365. And with turnover doubling year on year, we are assured that The Bunker can support our ambitious growth plans.”
Managing Director, Hosted Desktop UK
“With help from The Bunker, we have seen a 175% growth in Cloud adoption in the last 3 years and have converted 80% of our client base to the Cloud. The data centre also has plenty of space, and considering the rate our business is growing, this flexibility is ideal.”
Director, CIS Ltd
“We now boast a fully redundant, ultra reliable network. Should one PoP fail totally – power outage, fire, bomb – we are confident that our business will continue to run seamlessly and our customers remain protected at all times.”
Founder & Technical Director, Voipfone
“CIMAR’s solution enables border-less sharing of patient information so it’s imperative that all data is safe, secure, trusted and authenticated”
Managing Director, Cimar
“The Bunker has really helped us break down barriers with the large corporates and has convinced them to store their sensitive data outside their own sites.”
Managing Director, Nexum
“We can test changes easily and securely and move them over to live quickly, making us much more responsive to new products and updates to our knowledge base.”
Head of Systems & business Operations, ADL Smartcare
“Hosting the tool with The Bunker has enable us to offer a solid and secure product to the market.”
Managing Director & Owner, General Counsel Direct
“The Bunker has consistently been flexible enough to meet our company needs.”
Facilities Manager, Sitekit
“if we require ‘remote hands,’ then we can hire The Bunker’s engineers at a reasonable hourly rate and they’ll even source PC parts for us if needed.”
IT Manager, Find a part
“We have been able to develop and expand our business supported by a partner that understands our core business and goes the extra mile to help us succeed.”
Managing Director, Mytsafe
“The Bunker’s superb facilities combined with responsiveness, teamwork and expertise are central to our ability to offer the best possible solutions to our customers”
Managing Director, Databarracks
“Working with The Bunker, we know we have the capacity to grow rapidly in a secure and reliable environment.”
Network Operations Manager, Mind Candy
“With the unique combination of their facility, commitment to service and technical expertise, The Bunker was the only company to meet all of our requirements.”
Service Delivery Manager, SFW
“The pro-active 24/7 support and service provided by The Bunker gives me real peace of mind that my clients’ critical data is in the most secure and reliable environment.”
Managing Director, ICELAB
“We wanted to improve our distater recovery cabaility. The two-site interconnection alllows us to have a really comlling failover prosposition.”
“The Bunker really stood out for us. The Ultra Secure environment, accreditations and high levels of onsite security were the overwhelming factors in our decision making process, however it was the people who really shone. The Bunker supports mid range businesses, just like us, and they really understood our way of doing business.”
Technical Consultant, Acuity Technology Services
“The biggest driver for us is security. Working with data security conscious clients such as lawyers, ISO 27001 accreditation is high on the agenda – for both us and our customers. The location of The Bunker’s Newbury site is easily accessible from our own data centre in Enfield, and the fact that it is UK based, and only stores the data in the UK is again of paramount importance.”
IT Director, DPS Software
“The Bunker is the only provider who can offer such enhanced levels of physical security to meet our customers’ requirements.”
Managing Director, Hosted Accountants
“Many of our clients typically undertake due diligence on our hosting offer, but once they hear that we work with The Bunker, with its underground location and ex-military history, they are much more comfortable with the solution.”
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