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Three Steps To Avoid Downtime

An IT failure can occur at any time with the potential to financially cripple businesses that do not have the appropriate disaster recovery measures in place.

According to Gartner, the average cost of an IT failure is £4,352 per minute and can cost larger UK businesses anything up to £419,549 per hour.

In 2017, British Airways suffered a major IT failure, resulting in flight cancellations for over 75,000 passengers and subjected the company to £52.8m in passenger reimbursements.

Although IT failure cannot be eliminated, your UK business can prepare for disaster. Our detailed guide provides three steps from UKFast CTO, Neil Lathwood, to help you  bolster and strengthen your IT infrastructure with a more secure and resilient hosting solution.

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Prevent IT failure with resilient hosting

Businesses need to be online and running efficiently at all times. When avoiding IT failure, disaster and downtime is key, UKFast’s Metro Storage Cluster is the ideal solution. Metro Storage Cluster is based on HPE and VMware technology and allows businesses to stretch storage clusters across two separate UKFast data centres from their eCloud® Private or eCloud® Hybrid solutions.

Our multi-site network is designed to deliver the high bandwidth, low latency connectivity that MSC needs to work effectively, and provide the benefits of a local high-availability solution with geographic separation.

MSC combines synchronous replication with array-based clustering. When running a MSC, your storage subsystems seamlessly span the two data centres, presenting a single and common infrastructure to your VMware vSphere virtual machine layer.

MSC is recommended where IT disaster and downtime cannot be tolerated. In other words, it’s about seeking to protect your applications and data before a disaster occurs. Combining MSC with our Advanced Backup with Commvault service can also provide a comprehensive disaster recovery solution.

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The Benefits

Geographic Resilience

Balance workloads across two of our enterprise-grade, UK data centres

Rapid Recovery

In disaster scenarios - achieve near-zero Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Recovery Point Objective (RPO)

High Availability

Achieve many of the benefits of a local high-availability configuration, with the added benefit of geographic separation

Machine Migration

Live virtual machine migration - migrate VMs between sites, with zero downtime

Certifications and Industry Compliance

Crown Commercial Service
Cyber Essentials
PCI DSS
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 11 framework.

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