Metro Storage Cluster
Metro Storage Cluster is the perfect solution when disaster and downtime avoidance is a key requirement. This VMware-based configuration allows you to operate stretched storage clusters across two separate UKFast data centres. This means you can effectively extend your eCloud Private or eCloud Hybrid "local" storage and network across two physically separate locations.
Balance workloads across two of our enterprise-grade, UK data centres
In disaster scenarios - achieve near-zero Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO)
Achieve many of the benefits of a local high-availability configuration, with the added benefit of geographic separation
Live virtual machine migration - migrate VMs between sites, with zero downtime
We have the expertise, capability and flexibility to design a multi-site solution that meets your business needs. If our Metro Storage Cluster solution doesn't sound like the right fit, we have a number of alternative solutions which also provide geographic hosting resilience.
Our-award winning VMware-based cloud platform
High availability clustering for Linux solutions
Run Windows-based solutions across multiple sites
LAN extension connectivity between data centres
Under The Bonnet
Your eCloud virtual machine layer runs on VMware's vSphere technology. Metro Storage Clustering creates a single storage subsystem that spans two UKFast data centres, and presents it to your virtual machine layer.
Connectivity between your virtual machine layer and vMSC is provided by Fibre Channel, which supports the maximum round trip time of less than 10 milliseconds for vMSC to function as designed.
Various vMSC configurations are possible, talk to our eCloud experts to understand which one is right for you.