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Deploy, develop, and deliver applications in minutes with the power of eCloud® and the flexibility of OpenStack. Accelerate innovation with your scalable, secure, open source platform with guaranteed resource and performance.

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Simple, Powerful Benefits

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  • Flexible pricing
  • Complete control
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UKFast are the people that power what we do. I have no doubt in my mind that this solution will help us grow further. I believe that for our business, speed is synonymous with satisfied and growing audiences.

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Under the Bonnet

  • Software Defined Network Pool
  • Ceph Storage Pool
  • Compute 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 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

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 three times inside the pool. This ensures it is resilient against multiple disk failures and even multiple server failures.

  • Storage is independent of compute pool, so is agnostic to any instance failure
  • Built-in replication
  • Data access to containers restricted to only that client

The eCloud® Flex compute pool offers complete control to scale up and down across individual projects as necessary.

  • Choose from pre-configured images, or upload your own
  • 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

Why eCloud® Flex?

Open source flexibility

The power of OpenStack enables you to deploy, develop and scale with ease. And the freedom of open source means you’ll never need to worry about vendor lock-in.

Ready in an instant

Manage eCloud Flex resources through your web browser or using the powerful OpenStack APIs. You’ll spin up instances in under a minute, enabling you to respond to new demands faster than ever.

Payment flexibility

Use eCloud Flex on a Pay As You Go basis, free from any contract commitment. Or for longer term requirements, you can benefit from significant contract discounts. The choice is yours.

100% British

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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Supported all the Way

UKFast Support

Your eCloud® solution will be backed by a team of UK-based technical engineers available 24/7/365, plus a dedicated account manager.

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UK Data Centres

UKFast Data Centre

We've invested £22m in our UK-based data centres to ensure the highest levels of service, security and performance.

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Certifications and Industry Compliance

Crown Commercial Service
Cyber Essentials
Carbon Neutral
ISO 9001
ISO 27001

Your solution is only ever housed in our government and ISO-certified, ultra-secure data centres managed by security cleared personnel. And as an exclusively UK-based company, hosting with UKFast offers guaranteed data sovereignty. UKFast is a government approved supplier through the G-Cloud 12 framework.

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