Firstnet Data Centres represent a leading independent provider of Data Centre services and IT solutions, enabling users and businesses to do more through technology. Firstnet brings together the world’s leading vendors and technologies where they advise, supply, implement and manage customers’ ICT requirements. It provides clients with the best cloud, colocation and business continuity services. Firstnet designs and operates data centres on an N+1 basis for every system. This means it provides a minimum of one standby unit in addition to the normal operational requirements. The minimum standard is N+1 across the company’s critical service systems and equipment out of its custom, purpose-built data centres. It uses a second data centre based in Manchester where customer environments are synchronised by the hour.