Hybrid Cloud Solutions

High-performance, scalable cloud from UKFast

Did you know that over 70% of businesses are now opting for a hybrid cloud solution? A hybrid cloud means that you use a mixture of public cloud, private cloud and/or on-premise servers for your workloads. This flexible hybrid strategy allows you to reap the benefits of numerous cloud products at the same time, even if the products are from different providers e.g. AWS, Azure and GCP.

At UKFast, we understand that when it comes to hosting, businesses want value and support above all else. When it comes to supporting our customers, we provide value in spades, and this is why we are perfectly positioned to help you seamlessly migrate your workloads into one easy-to-manage hybrid cloud environment.

Start making your move to the cloud today. Speak to our expert advisers and find out how a hybrid cloud solution could simplify and empower your current IT infrastructure.

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How can we help?

  • We have our own flagship eCloud portfolio, based on our industry leading, API driven eCloud automation platform powered by VMware.
  • We also have a team of public cloud experts with all relevant accreditations and mastery over AWS, Azure and Google Cloud product portfolios.
  • We’ve been in the hosting game for over 21 years and have helped thousands of businesses, giving us a wealth of experience with complex infrastructures and workloads.
  • We are known in the hosting industry for our phenomenal customer support – we treat your solutions like our own and strongly believe in full transparency - only ever providing the best advice for your business.
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Agility meets performance

The combination of scalable public cloud and high performance private cloud compute 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

Hybrid cloud solutions that grow with your business. As your enterprise demands new online services, digital operations and apps, our hybrid solutions provide 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.

What is eCloud?

  • Compute
  • Orchestration
  • Storage
  • Virtualisation
  • Powered by Cisco
  • Certifications
  • 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 HPE 3PAR SAN
  • Network topology segregation
  • Full end-to-end fabric design
  • High bandwidth connectivity
HPE Silver Partner

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.

VMWare Cloud Provider

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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Cyber Essentials
Carbon Neutral
ISO 9001
ISO 27001

Your eCloud 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.

Why UKFast?


Industry leading SLA’s with 100% network uptime guarantee


24/7/365 support from your dedicated pod of account managers and technical engineers


UK-based ISO-certified data centres and PCI


Total control, from managing your solution to billing and support


Bespoke hybrid cloud architecture designed by solution architects

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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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