Business Continuity Platform (BCP)

Being offline can cost your business thousands of pounds per minute, not only in loss of sales and damage to your reputation, but in man-hours spent recovering systems to get back online. UKFast's Linux clustering solution, BCP (Business Continuity Platform) ensures high-availability and minimal downtime for your Linux servers.

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What is Business Continuity Platform (BCP)

As part of RedHat and Centos HA, BCP ensures high-availability and maximum uptime within Linux server environments. Your business benefits from BCP, helping to deliver an enterprise-level high availability solution at reduced costs. BCP works by sharing the workload across multiple servers, copying data from the active server to a standby. UKFast's systems monitor for any downtime or failure, so if any disruption occurs, you benefit from automatic failover.

Maximum uptime

A business that needs to be online 24/7/365 needs an IT solution that is not only high-performance, but always available.

Whether you host an eCommerce website or an access-all-hours email server, our Business Continuity Platform ensures that your data is both protected and available at all times.


Don't let downtime affect your bottom line. In the world of eCommerce, one minute of downtime can cost you thousands in revenue and affect your brand reputation.

Ensure your website is always online by combining our high availability clustering solution with our Magento optimised servers.

Data Integrity

As a part of BCP, UKFast's Linux specialists configure your solution with data replication scripts, which ensures that the data between your server is always synchronised.

Your server is always up-to-date, so in the fast-paced eCommerce environment, your servers never lag behind.

Why BCP?

  • Continuous Service

    Maximise uptime and ensure your business stays online 24/7/365, whilst guaranteeing the reliability of your data as it's being mirrored when written.

  • Cost Efficiency

    A cost-efficient solution for high-availability without the complication and cost of SAN storage, when combined with RedHat or Centos high availability.

  • 24/7 Expert Support

    Fully supported by CompTIA Linux+ qualified powered by LPI, LPIC, Novell certified Linux administrator and SUSE certified Linux administrator certified technicians.

  • Monitored Around the Clock

    Failures and downtime are detected quickly, ensuring a quick automated failover.

How does BCP Work?

BCP utilises a Linux kernel module to replicate data between two Linux servers sharing their disk activity. When combined with RedHat or Centos HA, the replication of this data means that, for whatever reason a Linux server should fail, there will be minimal interruption to service.

The online Linux server takes over the entire service, resynchronising so that the live server has all of your up-to-date data and applications. Meanwhile, the offline server is rebuilt and restored, resuming service and sharing the resources once again across the two servers.

  • Active-Active

    Mirroring can be done tightly coupled. That means that the file system on the active server is notified that the writing of the block was finished only when the block made it to both disks of the cluster. Active-active mirroring is the right choice for HA clusters where you do not want to lose a single transaction.

  • Active-Passive

    Active-passive mirroring means that the entity that issued the write requests is informed about completion as soon as the data is written to the local disk. It's necessary to build mirrors over long distances i.e. the interconnecting network's round trip time is higher than the write latency you can tolerate for your application.

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UKFast's Business Continuity Platform means we can grow and grow without having to change platform. We have the flexibility and the performance we need, when we need it.


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