In today’s post, we’ve gathered the latest and greatest updates from across the business, with plenty of new and exciting developments including our recent cloud network expansion to Amsterdam! As always, if you’d like to know more please do get in touch – we’d love to discuss how our services and solutions can help drive growth for your business.
Here are your updates for July.
In early June we saw the launch of our new disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering. DRaaS leverages Veeam technology alongside our own eCloud Public platform to offer a fast and scalable disaster recovery solution. With a pay-as-you-go approach, and automated failover processes, it also offers simple, cost-effective recovery of data and testing of DR plans with no risk to underlying infrastructure. Until the 31st July 2020, purchasing DRaaS also gives you 50% off our Threat Monitoring services.
Earlier this year, we announced plans to expand our eCloud points of presence (POPs) to London and Europe. This work is now complete and all POPs ready to use. As well as two sites in Manchester, UKFast customers can now take advantage of hosting locations in Central London, West London and Amsterdam.
Expanding the eCloud network was made possible using wavelengths between Amsterdam and our London and Manchester sites. This allows for routing between Amsterdam and the rest of the UK network via dedicated fibres (rather than via external transit), reducing latency between Amsterdam and UK sites.
The expansion allows us to offer a wider array of cloud services and features and our customers a greater choice in where their data is hosted. Having two London sites which are approximately 25km apart now facilitates long-distance metro storage clustering solutions. Having multiple sites across cities and regions of the UK also presents more options for customers wanting multi-site and multi-region resiliency.
Alongside the eCloud expansion, the overall UKFast network has seen some upgrades and increased capacity. An additional 300Gbps of internet connectivity through transit and peering has been added, taking the total UKFast UK network capacity to 1.2Tbps.
The UKFast tech teams are continuously creating new applications to streamline processes for the business and clients. Frequently, these useful tools are also provided on an open-source basis on our GitHub platform, so everyone can take advantage of our latest in-house developments. New additions to check out right now include:
New features are now live for Firewall Editor in MyUKFast, including:
Future developments to look out for also include:
Stay tuned for more tech updates in the coming months. If you have any questions about the above, please get in touch with the team or your account manager.