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Experience eCloud® Private from UKFast

eCloud® Private is an ultra-secure, high-performance private cloud hosting platform built upon Cisco UCS blade architecture, providing your organisation with the ultimate in reliability, availability and redundancy. A dedicated private cloud offers greater scalability than a dedicated server solution, so you'll have plenty of room to grow.

Combine the high performance and security of dedicated private cloud compute with your choice of either dedicated or shared storage, depending on the needs of your unique business.

Hosted in our wholly owned, ISO-certified and PCI-compliant UK data centre complex, your private cloud solution combines cutting-edge technology from the world’s leading IT providers with our private cloud hosting expertise and dynamic support to bring you a flexible, scalable and secure private cloud solution.

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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 HPE Primera or 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.

Cisco Powered

HPE Primera in eCloud Private

Primera is the latest state-of-the-art storage platform from HPE. As a long-standing HPE partner with a history of product innovation, UKFast was chosen as one of just a handful of  global beta testers for the new Primera platform.

Designed to be super-fast and reliable, Primera is set to replace the existing 3PAR product line.

Find out how your business can benefit from HPE Primera

Why eCloud Private?

UKFast’s eCloud portfolio is based on our industry-leading, API-driven eCloud automation platform. Powered by enterprise-grade VMware hypervisor technology, your private cloud solution always operates in its optimum environment within UKFast’s eCloud portfolio.

Our in-house solutions architects only ever use bleeding-edge technology to build your private cloud hosting solution, providing rock-solid stability and high availability with minimal changes to your application architecture.

eCloud Private utilises Cisco Nexus 10GB+ networking, dedicated Cisco B200 M5 blades with the latest in Intel Scalable CPUs, and your choice of dedicated HPE Primera, HPE 3PAR, HPE Nimble and Compellent or Shared SAN Storage to bring enterprise-grade technologies to your private cloud solution.

eCloud Private allows seamless connectivity and integration of dedicated Dell PowerEdge servers into your private cloud environment, for any workload. Enhance the end-to-end security of your private cloud hosting solution with UKFast’s Threat Monitoring, DDoSX® and IPS/IDS technology.

Performance and scalability

eCloud Private is built on world-class technology for the ultimate in performance, with Cisco UCS servers guaranteed to outperform any dedicated server solution. Power as many virtual machines as you want, in any configuration you require, and scale up or down to support the constant demand for change and innovation.

Always available

Our data centres are built upon ground-breaking continuity technologies, meaning there’s no single point of failure, and with our multiple transit carriers you benefit from a 100% network uptime promise. Host your eCloud Private cloud across two different data centres to balance workloads and live migrate virtual machines.

Supported all the way

With your eCloud Private solution, you have access to a dedicated support pod, with your own account manager and team of expert engineers who know you and your solution inside and out. Totally UK-based, our support engineers answer your call within three rings and are here for you 24/7/365.

Super secure

Secure by design, from our dedicated Cisco ASA firewalls to our wholly owned, ISO-certified and PCI-compliant data centres, eCloud Private gives you peace of mind that your data is in safe hands. Plus our in-house cybersecurity team is available to help you maintain the optimum security for your business.

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Secure your virtual machines with encryption from UKFast

Get end-to-end encryption for your VMs and prevent hackers from accessing your valuable data.

VM Encryption allows you to add an extra layer of security to your virtual machines and have peace of mind that your data is safe, whether your VMs are at rest or in transit.

VMware VM Encryption from UKFast utilises one of the most secure encryption methods in the industry – the AES 256 encryption algorithm – to provide a secure storage environment for your virtual machine data. 

Available on eCloud® Public and Private solutions, explore VM Encryption and secure your data today.

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Why UKFast?


Industry-leading SLA with 100% network uptime guarantee with every private cloud hosting solution.


24/7/365 support for your private cloud from your dedicated pod of account managers and highly qualified engineers.


Your private cloud hosting solution is housed in our UK-based, ISO-certified and PCI-compliant data centres.


Total control, from managing your private cloud hosting solution to billing and support.


Bespoke architecture designed and built for you by our own solution architects.

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