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Better Bathrooms is now the largest independent bathroom retailer in the UK, both the company itself and CEO, Colin, have won numerous awards in areas such as eCommerce and entrepreneurship, as well as making headlines for fast growth and innovation.
Before Better Bathrooms moved to UKFast, the website experienced regular and significant downtime. It needed a hosting provider that would be able to handle the large amounts of traffic it was receiving and offer valuable strategic insight to help continue the company’s growth.
The Solution from UKFast
UKFast eCloud® Private
UKFast provided Better Bathrooms with an eCloud Private solution. A private cloud, dedicated to Better Bathrooms, built on world class technology, for the ultimate performance.
UKFast’s in-house Magento expertise was a key benefit for Better Bathrooms, as the team was able to identify the most suitable solution for their business.
Better Bathrooms has thousands of products available online and in stock ready for next day delivery. It was that crucial the site remained stable and fast for the thousands of visitors it receives 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Under The Bonnet of eCloud® Private
Designed, built and hosted in Great Britain, our private cloud solution, eCloud Private, combines cutting-edge technology with a dedicated, passionate team of private cloud experts, giving you peace of mind so you can focus on your core business.
- Abstracted hardware layer, enabled by Cisco UCS server profiles, allows for simple, fast migration and online resource expansion
- 20Gb/s connectivity for every blade server
- Highly expandable blades - due to high bandwidth bus interconnect from the mezzanine card system, enabling third party card integration .i.e Fusion IO
- Dedicated fibre channel infrastructure for each UCS pod
- Redundant modular pod-based architecture results in discrete isolated failure domains mitigating risk
- Component redundancy allows any element to fail without any impact to your solution
- N+3 power redundancy across all Cisco UCS blades.
- eCloud uses our bespoke cloud orchestrator allowing us to rapidly respond to customers by rolling out any feature required
- Off-the-shelf vendor orchestrators restrict the use of features and are slow to respond to the needs of customers
- Vendor agnostic due to our own orchestration
- Freedom to use any hardware required
- Automate and manage the build process in its entirety
- Allows for automatic server provisioning, virtual machine and storage resources, this feature also manages the automatic customisation of the guest OS
- The automation process also includes the automatic creation of the relevant database records in our in-house management systems.
Your storage is customised to your IT needs, from small storage arrays like the Dell MD3220i to Enterprise Arrays like the HP 3PAR SAN.
- Option to run stretched storage clusters across two UKFast data centres, using VMware Metro Storage Cluster
- Tier 1 storage from your choice of vendor Dell, 3PAR, and EMC
- Vendor agnostic storage platforms
- Network topology segregation
- Full end-to-end fabric design
- High bandwidth connectivity
The virtualisation platform uses VMware ESXi technology. All VMware management hypervisors and VMs are launched on separate physical servers outside the UCS environment. This, combined with our modular pod-based architecture and segmented management, allows for disaster recovery and auto-deployment in the event of failure.
As a leading VMware Premier Partner, we offer bespoke client solutions, to enable enhanced agility and resilience for business operations.
Ready to get started with eCloud Private? Speak to a private cloud expert now on 0800 458 4545 or request a call-back.
“As we grow internationally, I am certain UKFast can help us expand and develop more websites in to Europe and beyond. The team that work with us are great and I wouldn’t want to trust that business with anybody else"
Head of IT, Pete Robertshaw
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