Liverpool City Region-based data centres built on enterprise-grade infrastructure for resilience, & super-fast connectivity

Co-location is the service of hosting your IT hardware equipment in our data centres: strategically located building(s) that provides space, power, cooling, and physical security, monitored 24/7 and providing you with round the clock physical access.

Most companies these days have some sort of IT infrastructure within their premises. Paying for the power, cooling and connectivity for a small server room can get expensive, whereas data centres benefit from economies of scale that make Co-location the more affordable option.

Co-location also removes the risk of on-premises server rooms, such as the risk of fire, flood or theft, since data centres feature built-in safeguards and are staffed 24/7 to eliminate these risks.

Baltic Bubble is available in two data centres, located North and South of the Liverpool City Region, providing you with a choice to suit, while larger customers can consider both locations for operational redundancy and resilience.

For customers with requirements for Single-Board & Embedded computers and small appliances, please see our Slim DC section.

Commercial Features

Lower Your On-Premise Costs

Sick and tired of large power bills, maintaining the air conditioning, cleaning and serving of racks and UPS’s? Lower costs and hassle and let Baltic provide this for you.

Lower Your On-Premise Risks

Do you need the hassle of running server rooms, the fire hazards, monitoring and increased insurance costs through the risks posed? For many it’s simply not worth it anymore.

Enjoy Flexible Monthly Pricing

Don’t get tied into long onerous commitments with other providers.  We offer flexible monthly rack packages so that it can scaled up and down as your business does.

Generous On-Site Facilities

We offer dedicated free parking, loading bays, build-spaces, meeting rooms, on-site gym, kitchen, toilet and shower facilities, Free High Speed WiFi and EV charging stations for your staff.

Monitored Security and CCTV

Our entire data centre is covered in CCTV cameras that are monitored remotely 24/7 and all rack areas have secure fob access that is recorded for auditing purposes.

Powered by Renewable Energy

Lower your carbon footprint by moving your computer room out of your office and into our facility, consuming the Renewable Energy that we generate here in within the region.

Need More Space to Work?

Do you need more space during your move? You can rent a desk in our communal shared office space area (above our data centre) on a daily or monthly basis while having a direct connection to your rack.

Keep Your Kit Close But Your Comms Room Closer

Enjoy 24/7 access to your equipment as you expand it into a fully-off-site comms room that’s virtually on-site due to local LAN speeds back to your office.

Hosting for Homeworkers

No longer do you need to worry about hosting services within your office environment for your homeworkers, move these services to the data centre for more efficient deployment.

Free Cross-Connects

It’s free to order a cross-connect between your racks or another customers, plus, every rack has 12 cross-connects pre-installed and ready to use helping to speed up install time.

Co-locate in London and Manchester

We can also offer co-location space in London Telehouse and Manchester Teledata locations with 40Gbps connectivity between them and Baltic Bubble, enabling you to connect into the heart of the internet while keeping your local equipment local.

Technical Features

Various Connectivity Options

As a neutral data centre, you can connect with BT, Virgin, Vodafone, IX Reach, Neos Networks, LCR Connect, IX Liverpool, and also use Direct Connections to cloud providers and peering Exchanges world-wide.

Dual DC’s for Redundancy

Consider using our two strategically located data centres for your equipment (Located North and South of the city- 2.2km apart) that are on different power grids, substations, served by different BT exchanges and fibre networks, ideal for business continuity planning.

Extend your office network into your rack

Using our vast layer 2 network, you can extend your company network from your office to your rack – acting as a long LAN cable between the both and at speeds of up to 40Gbps.

Use our Direct Connections for low-latency

Let us fine tune the internet for you, using our low-latency peering agreements and Direct Connections to cloud and content providers so that your data transfers are rapid.

Couple it with Connectivity

Deploy Layer 2 FTTP circuits to home workers and remote branches with Baltic’s Connectivity, terminating them within your rack on a  single managed firewall for simplicity.

Close to other operators DC’s

Our North data centre is 190m away from BT Central (Lancaster House) & meters away from Virgin and Vodafone’s Data centres with our South DC serving BT’s Royal Exchange comfortably.

Innovative Cooling System

We don’t use traditional air conditioning within our facility, instead we use a passive cooling method that moves air around the data halls, then into offices and neighboring properties before using mechanical cooling.

Generator Backup

Your rack will be backed up not only with a UPS but also a generator that has a run-time of around 8 hours. We also have a 24/7 contract with a local fuel company if required.

99.99% SLA for Power and Cooling

We offer a 99.99% Service level agreement as part of your contract with us that guarantees both power and cooling 24/7.

Rack Pricing – Yearly Contracts (Power Inclusive)

The racks below have power inclusive pricing, this means that power is included within the monthly rack cost. Each rack includes 10Mbps free internet as standard, more bandwidth can be added (up to 40Gbps). A yearly contract lets you buy in future discounts upfront for a fixed price.

Quarter Rack

£ 250

per month
  • £250 Setup Fee
  • 10U of space (800 x 1000)
  • 3 Amps of Power with UPS
  • Lockable rack with key and code
  • A&B Power Feeds
  • 100Mbps/1Gbps Internet Included
  • 1 x Public IPv4 address allocation (/31)
  • Free Layer 2 VLAN to customer office
  • Additional Transit options up to 40Gbps
  • 15 min inclusive remote hands per month
  • 12 Month Contract
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Half RackMost Popular

£ £400

per month
  • £400 Setup Fee
  • 22U of space (800 x 1000)
  • 5 Amps of Power with UPS
  • Lockable rack with key and code
  • A&B Power Feeds
  • 100Mbps/1Gbps Internet Included
  • 1 x Public IPv4 address allocation (/31)
  • Free Layer 2 VLAN to customer office
  • Additional Transit options up to 40Gbps
  • 15 min inclusive remote hands per month
  • 12 Month Contract
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Full Rack

£ 650

per month
  • £650 Setup Fee
  • 47U of space (800 x 1000)
  • 8 Amps of Power with UPS
  • Lockable rack with key and code
  • A&B Power Feeds
  • 100Mbps/1Gbps Internet Included
  • 1 x Public IPv4 address allocation (/31)
  • Free Layer 2 VLAN to customer office
  • Additional Transit options up to 40Gbps
  • 15 min inclusive remote hands per month
  • 12 Month Contract
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Full Rack

£ 1250

per month
  • £1250 Setup Fee
  • 47U of space (800 x 1000)
  • 16 Amps of Power with UPS
  • Lockable rack with key and code
  • A&B Power Feeds
  • 100Mbps/1Gbps Internet Included
  • 1 x Public IPv4 address allocation (/31)
  • Free Layer 2 VLAN to customer office
  • Additional Transit options up to 40Gbps
  • 15 min inclusive remote hands per month
  • 12 Month Contract
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All rack packages are plus VAT & paid upfront (monthly) and are collected by Direct Debit. Once months notice is required to cancel after the first 12 months has expired. All racks are individually secured and are available with 24/7 access. 100Mbps/1Gbps Internet Included means a 1 internet Gbps port with 100Mbps CDR (see faq).

Rack Pricing – Monthly Contracts (Power Inclusive)

The racks below have power inclusive pricing, this means that power is included within the monthly rack cost. Each rack includes 10Mbps free internet as standard, more bandwidth can be added (up to 40Gbps). A monthly rolling contract provides you the flexibility of not being tied into a long period of time with only having to provide one months notice at any time.

Quarter Rack

£ 250

per month
  • £250 Setup Fee
  • 10U of space (800 x 1000)
  • 3 Amps of Power with UPS
  • Lockable rack with key and code
  • A&B Power Feeds
  • 100Mbps/1Gbps Internet Included
  • 1 x Public IPv4 address allocation (/31)
  • Free Layer 2 VLAN to customer office
  • Additional Transit options up to 40Gbps
  • 15 min inclusive remote hands per month
  • Monthly Rolling Contract
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Half RackMost Popular

£ £425

per month
  • £425 Setup Fee
  • 22U of space (800 x 1000)
  • 5 Amps of Power with UPS
  • Lockable rack with key and code
  • A&B Power Feeds
  • 100Mbps/1Gbps Internet Included
  • 1 x Public IPv4 address allocation (/31)
  • Free Layer 2 VLAN to customer office
  • Additional Transit options up to 40Gbps
  • 15 min inclusive remote hands per month
  • Monthly Rolling Contract
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Full Rack

£ 795

per month
  • £795 Setup Fee
  • 47U of space (800 x 1000)
  • 8 Amps of Power with UPS
  • Lockable rack with key and code
  • A&B Power Feeds
  • 100Mbps/1Gbps Internet Included
  • 1 x Public IPv4 address allocation (/31)
  • Free Layer 2 VLAN to customer office
  • Additional Transit options up to 40Gbps
  • 15 min inclusive remote hands per month
  • Monthly Rolling Contract
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Full Rack

£ 1300

per month
  • £1300 Setup Fee
  • 47U of space (800 x 1000)
  • 16 Amps of Power with UPS
  • Lockable rack with key and code
  • A&B Power Feeds
  • 100Mbps/1Gbps Internet Included
  • 1 x Public IPv4 address allocation (/31)
  • Free Layer 2 VLAN to customer office
  • Additional Transit options up to 40Gbps
  • 15 min inclusive remote hands per month
  • Monthly Rolling Contract
Book Now

All rack packages are plus VAT & paid upfront (monthly) and are collected by Direct Debit. Once months notice is required to cancel. All racks are individually secured and are available with 24/7 access. 100Mbps/1Gbps Internet Included means a 1 internet Gbps port with 100Mbps CDR (see faq).

Rack Pricing (Power Exclusive)

The racks below have power exclusive pricing. Power is billed separately based on actual usage (at a kWh rate) for each 30 day period . Each rack includes 10Mbps free internet as standard, more bandwidth can be added on up to 40Gbps.

Quarter Rack

£ 250

per month
  • £250 Setup Fee
  • 10U of space (800 x 1000)
  • 5 Amps of Power with UPS
  • Lockable rack with key and code
  • A&B Power Feeds
  • 100Mbps/1Gbps Internet Included
  • 1 x Public IPv4 address allocation (/31)
  • Free Layer 2 VLAN to customer office
  • Additional Transit options up to 40Gbps
  • 15 min inclusive remote hands per month
  • Monthly Rolling Contract
Book Now

Half RackMost Popular

£ £400

per month
  • £400 Setup Fee
  • 22U of space (800 x 1000)
  • 5 Amps of Power with UPS
  • Lockable rack with key and code
  • A&B Power Feeds
  • 100Mbps/1Gbps Internet Included
  • 1 x Public IPv4 address allocation (/31)
  • Free Layer 2 VLAN to customer office
  • Additional Transit options up to 40Gbps
  • 15 min inclusive remote hands per month
  • Monthly Rolling Contract
Book Now

Full Rack

£ 600

per month
  • £600 Setup Fee
  • 47U of space (800 x 1000)
  • 8 Amps of Power with UPS
  • Lockable rack with key and code
  • A&B Power Feeds
  • 100Mbps/1Gbps Internet Included
  • 1 x Public IPv4 address allocation (/31)
  • Free Layer 2 VLAN to customer office
  • Additional Transit options up to 40Gbps
  • 15 min inclusive remote hands per month
  • Monthly Rolling Contract
Book Now

Full Rack

£ 750

per month
  • £750 Setup Fee
  • 47U of space (800 x 1000)
  • 16 Amps of Power with UPS
  • Lockable rack with key and code
  • A&B Power Feeds
  • 100Mbps/1Gbps Internet Included
  • 1 x Public IPv4 address allocation (/31)
  • Free Layer 2 VLAN to customer office
  • Additional Transit options up to 40Gbps
  • 15 min inclusive remote hands per month
  • Monthly Rolling Contract
Book Now

All rack packages are plus VAT & paid upfront (monthly) and are collected by Direct Debit. Once months notice is required to cancel. All racks are individually secured and are available with 24/7 access. 100Mbps/1Gbps Internet Included means a 1 internet Gbps port with 100Mbps CDR (see faq).

Frequently Ask Questions

Is there internet included in the rack packages?

Yes, we include a 1 Gbps Internet connection (with a single public IP address /31) with each rack taken.  We offer this on a 100Mbps committed data rate basis, meaning that although you will have a 1Gbps unrestricted port, your usage must be no greater than 100 Mbps continuous use, measured over a 30 day period.

You can upgrade this allowance at any time to 200Mbps, 500Mbps and 1Gbps while also changing the port speed from 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps or 40Gbps.

Remember, Baltic operates as a neutral data centre, you are more than welcome to buy Internet Transit from the range of other carriers that feed our facility.  As cross connects are free, you may find it beneficial to shop around for quotes from them.

Do you offer long term contracts so we can fix our costs?

Yes we can offer 12 months or 3 year contracts if you require a fixed cost that we will commit to.  Some customers, especially budget holders need a committed cost for a period of time to work to, just let us know your requirements and I’m sure we can present a few options to you.

What other networks are present in your Data Centres

As a neutral data centre, you can connect with members at IX Liverpool (Liverpool’s Internet Exchange) BT, Virgin Media, IX Reach, Neos Networks, Vodafone and LCR Connect.  We are also adding new providers all of the time in order to expand the choice of providers available.

How many U's are usable within the rack?

You get to use all of the space that we advertise. Unlike many other providers, we believe in providing you with the full space that you signed up to.

For example, the Quarter Rack (10U) product provides you with 10U of usable space, no less.

We can do this because we use over-sized cabinets, vertical PDU’s and connectivity hand-off points are located on top of the racks so you don’t have to sacrifice precious rack space.

Why not come and take a look for yourself?

How does Remote Hands Work?

You don’t have to physically come to site to have things done within your rack.  You may need a server rebooted, a cable unplugged or moved to a new switch or you may wish to have equipment sent to the Data Centre to be installed within it, we can do all of these things and more for you if you require.

Every customer gets 15 mins free per month for this sort of work.  We can also do project work (installing kit, moving kit around, cabling etc) of which we charge £85 per hour +VAT.

How is the energy that we'd use Renewable?

We generate our own renewable energy from the various power plants that we have around the region, that power the Baltic Network.  Please see our Renewable Energy Page for a more detailed explanation.

Can you provide a separate connection for out of band access?

Yes, this is at an extra cost of £50/m for a 10Mbps port (which is delivered by a copper RJ45 socket within the rack). This can be used for remote access, out of band access and general VPN use for example.

How do Power Exclusive Racks work and what are the power costs?

On the Power exclusive racks, we charge the power cost back to you at a rate determined within the contract.  As the rates can change each month, you can expect your power bill to fluctuate accordingly.

We do this as certain customers have very low powered equipment or use a lot of space but consume little power, so this option is ideal for them, although it does mean that they are exposed to fluctuation in wholesale energy prices, which in today’s market can be very dramatic.

How can I extend my office network into your Data Centre?

If you are an existing Baltic customer and already have Internet or point to point connectivity with us, you can use the same incoming cable to be configured as a multi-Service port.  This provides you with 8 ports that are used to supply your internet (as before) while also presenting new 10Gbps ports as direct layer 2 connections that will terminate within your rack.  This way, it acts as a long point to point network connection between both places, just like having a LAN cable between both locations.

Tell me more about the on-site facilities

We have a generous range of facilities at our Data Centres for our customers to enjoy when on site:

  • An on-site gym (with free high speed WiFi)
  • Free dedicated parking within our own car park (by arrangement)
  • 15m loading bay (for large vans etc)
  • Kitchen, toilets, and shower facilities
  • Meeting rooms with WiFi, whiteboards and laptops
  • 32A three phase (24Kw) electric car charging points
  • High Speed WiFi throughout the entire facility

Do I have to go with Baltic for my connectivity ?

No, you can bring in your own transit, layer 2 or point to point connectivity if required.  Baltic won’t always be the most cost effective transit provider available and we’d recommend customers shop around for the best deal.

The purpose of our data centres are to provide space and not necessarily connectivity and although we’d like to do business on both, we appreciate that some customers may be competitors or have existing relationships with one and have their own network they wish to bring on site and we very much welcome this.

This is why we founded the Liverpool Internet Exchange of course.

What is a "Layer 2 VLAN to customers office"

A Layer 2 VLAN acts as an “extension cable” from your office/premises.  Any Baltic Broadband customer that currently uses us for their internet connection can have a VLAN installed, creating a private, secure “Layer 2” network connection from their office directly into their rack.

This connection allows the customer to extend their office network into their Baltic Bubble rack, allowing a wide range of benefits not not normally available with other ISP’s.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Having had multiple power failures, issues with keeping our server room cool and grappling with the growing high costs of running an on-premise server room, we finally gave in and moved everything into Baltic's Data Centres. We're now spending less time running things, we've created more office space for our staff (now the server room as gone) while our servers are only a 10 min walk away from us.

AnonymousLocal Games Content Creator

Baltic provide a number of 10Gbps leased lines that connect our various offices together securely while providing our home workers with high speeds that connects to our platform within Baltic's Data Centres, allowing us to take a hands-off, centralised approach to our IT infrastructure and at costs lower than running it ourselves.

AnonymousLCR Based Games Company

During last summer's heat-wave our sever room breached 38c and we lost a number of servers while having over 2 days downtime for the team. Baltic's data centre was a god send, now we've got the best of both worlds: some applications in the cloud, while we've still got our local data local to us and at LAN speeds thanks to having Baltic as our ISP and DC!

Gary AndrewsAnonymous Solicitors Firm in Liverpool

Being able to backup our 72 HD cameras each night to a local data centre that is meters away from us allows us to access the data 24/7 should we need it while saving us a fortune on the cloud which is getting very expensive, especially with our volume of data!

Lyndsey SummersLocal Manufacturing Company

Having access to a city centre data centre to keep our data backed up is a huge asset for our business. Also, being able to extend our corporate network to our racks in Baltic's DC means we're running at 10Gbps LAN speed between both locations!

John HiltonSpecial Audio Services

Being able to backup our servers off-site at LAN speeds to a data centre just meters away helps with our Disaster Recovery plans while finding the perfect balance between on-premise, cloud and remote data centres.

AnonymousLocal Marketing Company