why ecloud Flex?
Open source flexibility
The power of OpenStack enables you to deploy, develop and scale with ease. And the freedom of open source means you’ll never need to worry about vendor lock-in.
Ready in an instant
Manage eCloud Flex resources through your web browser or using the powerful OpenStack APIs. You’ll spin up instances in under a minute, enabling you to respond to new demands faster than ever.
Use eCloud Flex on a Pay As You Go basis, free from any contract commitment. Or for longer term requirements, you can benefit from significant contract discounts. The choice is yours.
eCloud Flex is hosted in UKFast's British data centres, guaranteeing your data will never leave the UK. We built, wholly own and manage our enterprise-grade, ISO 27001 and PCI certified data centres, giving you complete security peace of mind.
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Get a quick cost estimate for your solution based on the type of service and features you're looking for, and get started in minutes using our eCloud Flex Calculator.
Under the bonnet
eCloud Flex's foundations are built on enterprise-level hardware, while UKFast's superfast network and wholly owned data centres are the backbone of the platform. This, combined with the multi-pool architecture of OpenStack, allows you to dip - or dive - into the different areas of the environment as you require.
Software Defined Network Pool
With the eCloud Flex Network Pool you have the ability to dynamically and programmatically create and modify VPNs, a load balancer and mapped IPs on the fly, as demand and requirements change. It is at this layer that your front-end traffic is processed and handed over to the specific projects for firewall inspection as internal IPs.
- Assign and re-assign floating external IPs to instances
- Static internal IPs or configurable DHCP zones
- Software-defined L2/3 Topologies
- Additional network services, including virtual private networks(VPNs) and load balancing
- Up to 10Gb/s throughput with Open vSwitch and the UKFastCisco Nexus network10Gb/s connectivity for every blade server
Ceph Storage Pool
All data is safely stored in the Ceph Storage Pool. These storage servers are busy servicing your project's disk I/O demands, whilst maintaining integrity of the data and replicating it three times inside the pool. This ensures it is resilient against multiple disk failures and even multiple server failures.
- Storage is independent of compute pool, so is agnostic to any instance failure
- Built-in replication
- Data access to containers restricted to only that client
The eCloud Flex compute pool offers complete control to scale up and down across individual projects as necessary.
- Choose from pre-configured images, or upload your own
- Live instance management with VNC proxy through a web browser
- Customisable network Security Groups and Role Based Access Control (RBAC) over your project
- Additional network services, including virtual private networks (VPNs) and load balancing
"eCloud Flex is perfect for us. We can now optimise server requirements in a much more cost-effective way, and have an incredibly fast connection to boot. UKFast are the people that power what we do - I have no doubt this solution will help us grow further."Chris Smith
The Naked Scientists
Our certified engineers are dedicated to helping you get the most from your eCloud Flex solution. With four tiers available, choose a support level that's right for you.
UK Data Centres
We've invested £22m in our ISO-certified, UK-based data centres to ensure the highest levels of service, security and performance for all UKFast solutions.
UK-based cloud hosting
We built, wholly own and manage our enterprise-grade data centres, located solely within the UK for complete data sovereignty.
We keep tight entry control on our supply chain to ensure none of the data we hold leaves the UK, giving you total peace of mind.
Our ultra-secure data centres are ISO 27001 and PCI accredited, highlighting our commitment to data security.