Ultra Secure colocation managed with a difference
SFW is an independently owned digital solutions provider based in Woking, Surrey. It specialises in developing business applications and systems integration services. Its clients include Acas, Carphone Warehouse, Defra and The Environment Agency.
SFW has particular expertise in the delivery of software systems that help government agencies manage the process for monitoring and reporting on greenhouse gas emissions.
Over 80% of SFW’s clients are based in the public sector and, as a result, SFW sought a hosting partner, based in the UK that could offer the high levels of data security required.
Products & Services
- Managed Colocation
- Dual-site hosting for backup and disaster recovery
- Network Services and security
Scalable futureproof service
SFW needed a managed colocation hosting solution from a Tier III certified data centre with the ISO 27001 security management accreditation. It also required a high level of service, 24-hour manned support and evidence of ample power, space, flexibility and scalability to cope with future growth plans.
Our Managed Colocation solution
The Bunker provides SFW with a Managed Colocation solution known as Colocation Plus. This bridges the gap between a standard Colocation service and a fully managed solution. SFW bought hosting space in the Ultra Secure data centre at Ash and additional space in the data centre in Newbury.
At each of the centres, SFW benefits from a highly skilled, technical and network support staff, who are on hand 24/7/365 days in the year. The solution delivers the benefits of traditional outsourcing cost savings, security and availability whilst allowing SFW to retain control of its IT infrastructure.
Network services, security, data protection services and the data centre environment are provided by The Bunker, with operational management and support for the application, processing and database servers are owned by SFW, according to their SLA with the client. SFW and The Bunker’s architectural solution is scalable to meet additional capacity or service requirements.
- Unique combination of best possible physical and data security.
- IT system located out of high risk areas and within an Ultra Secure data centre environment.
- ISO 27001 security management accreditation.
- Network, security and data protection managed and monitored by on site experts 24/7/365.
- Safely located outside London, above sea level and featuring value added technical features such as magnetic pulse detection.
“With the unique combination of their facility, commitment to service and technical expertise, The Bunker was the only company able to meet all of our requirements.
80% of SFW’s clients are UK and EU public sector organisations with extremely stringent security requirements and The Bunker helps SFW address those needs. For example, an ISO 27001 accredited data centre was required for a recent client solution. The Bunker also ticked many other boxes such as the need for the site to be manned 24/7/365 days of the year.
Since hosting that solution SWF has bought additional rack space at The Bunker for its recently launched Virtualised Private Cloud hosting service.
I’d recommend them to anyone that values reliability, security and support.”
Dilip Patel Service Delivery Manager, SFW Ltd