Hybrid Cloud Hosting

Experience eCloud® Hybrid from UKFast

Accelerate your digital transformation with the perfect balance of performance, agility, and control. eCloud® Hybrid combines high performance private cloud with elastic public cloud to empower your enterprise now and in future.

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Metro Storage Cluster

Extend your eCloud® Hybrid "local" storage and network, and operate stretched storage clusters across two separate UKFast data centres.

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Under the Bonnet

  • Compute Architecture
  • Orchestration
  • Storage
  • Virtualisation
  • Powered by Cisco
  • Abstracted hardware layer, enabled by Cisco UCS server profiles, allows for simple, fast migration and online resource expansion
  • 10Gb/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.
  • 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.

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Cisco Powered is the industry standard for cloud and managed services. Based on validated architectures and end-to-end security, Cisco Powered services minimise technology lifecycle complexity to reduce cost and risk.

The ultimate best-in-class, offering flexible and scalable cloud services designed to help you achieve faster time-to-value.

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Why eCloud® Hybrid?

Agility meets performance

The combination of scalable public cloud and high performance private cloud supports the constant demand for change. And when speed matters most, you get the same high performance levels as an enterprise-level private cloud from a hybrid cloud.

Your digital potential unlocked.

eCloud® Hybrid grows with your business, providing the future-proof infrastructure that enables your digital transformation. As your enterprise demands new online services, digital operations and apps, eCloud® Hybrid provides the agility, performance and reliability you need from a cloud platform.

Reduced costs, under your control

Scale your cloud at the rate that your business demands, lowering IT operating expense and avoiding over-provisioning.

Always on. Always secure.

Reliability and redundancy are built-in with dedicated Cisco ASA firewall as standard, 100% network uptime guarantee and 24/7 support.

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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
Carbon Neutral
ISOQAR Registered

Your solution is only ever housed in our IL4 and ISO-accredited, ultra-secure data centres. And as an exclusively UK-based company, hosting with UKFast offers guaranteed data sovereignty. UKFast is a government approved supplier through the G-Cloud 9 framework.

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