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Why eCloud® Flex?
Open source flexibility
The power of OpenStack enables you to dynamically or programmatically deploy, develop and deliver with ease. As your requirements change, eCloud Flex provides the freedom to scale your cloud at the click of a button.
Ready in an instant
With no vendor lock-in and live instance management through your web browser, eCloud Flex puts the power of cloud in your hands. You'll spin up in under a minute, enabling you to respond to demand for new cloud services faster.
On-demand, PAYG cloud
Free from vendor lock-ins, eCloud Flex lets you chop, change or remove applications as you see fit without being committed to any fixed-term contracts. Plus, you benefit from increased cost-efficiencies by only paying for the resources that you use.
eCloud Flex is hosted in UKFast's British data centres, guaranteeing your data will never leave the UK. We built, wholly own and manage our enterprise-grade, ISO 27001 and PCI certified data centres, giving you complete security peace of mind.
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Under the bonnet
eCloud Flex's foundations are built on enterprise-level hardware, while UKFast's superfast network and wholly owned data centres are the backbone of the platform. This, combined with the multi-pool architecture of OpenStack, allows you to dip - or dive - into the different areas of the environment as you require.
Software Defined Network Pool
With the eCloud Flex Network Pool you have the ability to dynamically and programmatically create and modify VPNs, a load balancer and mapped IPs on the fly, as demand and requirements change. It is at this layer that your front-end traffic is processed and handed over to the specific projects for firewall inspection as internal IPs.
- Assign and re-assign floating external IPs to instances
- Static internal IPs or configurable DHCP zones
Software-defined L2/3 Topologies
- Additional network services, including virtual private networks(VPNs) and load balancing
- Up to 10Gb/s throughput with Open vSwitch and the UKFastCisco Nexus network10Gb/s connectivity for every blade server
Ceph Storage Pool
All data is safely stored in the Ceph Storage Pool . These storage servers are busy servicing your project's disk I/O demands, whilst maintaining integrity of the data and replicating it multiple times inside the pool. This ensures it is resilient against multiple disk failures and even multiple server failures.
- Compute Worker failure agnostic (storage is not tied to compute)
- Built-in replication
- Data access to containers restricted to only that client
The eCloud Flex compute pool offers complete and unrestrained design and redesign control to inflate, deflate or scale-out individual projects as you see fit.
- Instance resource and image management
- Live instance management with VNC proxy through a web browser
- Customisable network Security Groups and Role Based Access Control (RBAC) over your project
- Additional network services, including virtual private networks (VPNs) and load balancing
- User-created and managed networks and instance connectivity
"eCloud Flex is perfect for us. We can now optimise server requirements in a much more cost-effective way, and have an incredibly fast connection to boot. UKFast are the people that power what we do - I have no doubt this solution will help us grow further."Chris Smith
The Naked Scientists
Our certified engineers are dedicated to helping your get the most from your eCloud Flex solution. With four tiers available, choose a support level that's right for you.
UK Data Centres
We've invested £22m in our ISO-certified, UK-based data centres to ensure the highest levels of service, security and performance for all UKFast solutions.
UK-based cloud hosting
We built, wholly own and manage our enterprise-grade data centres, located solely within the UK for complete data sovereignty.
We keep tight entry control on our supply chain to ensure none of the data we hold leaves the UK, giving you total peace of mind.
Our ultra-secure data centres are ISO 27001 and PCI accredited, highlighting our commitment to data security.