Posted 13 September 2012 - 23:01
As you are in the UK...
If you go the colo route try to find somewhere within an hours drive if at all possible.
Don't pay attention to any uptime institute tiers salespeople throw at you, generally they just don't work with co-location data centres.
I've worked in and around colo for about 5 years. In that time I've seen some shockingly bad facilities and some blow your mind amazing ones. Most fall somewhere in between and have their positives and negatives. The amount of connectivity options is usually a good indicator of quality, the more third party carriers the better imo.
Oh, **** gets expensive quickly, unless you will be making money co-lo is a bad idea.