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UKFast Shared SAN

Improve the flexibility of your dedicated server by expanding your infrastructure to a Storage Area Network (SAN).

A SAN provides your dedicated server with long term customisation and scalability, utilising enterprise-grade HPE 3PAR all flash-array based storage and 10GB/s Cisco Nexus switching for iSCSI traffic. UKFast Shared SAN is built with best-of-breed technology for increased performance, security and reliability while maintaining a cost-effective price point.

Reinforce your dedicated server’s high availability and failover with UKFast Shared SAN, to evenly distribute and manage the transfer of workloads between servers while providing access to all files, regardless of location.

Speak to the UKFast SAN experts today to discuss your storage requirements.

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  • Popular Dedicated Server Configurations
  • Under the Bonnet
  • Included Every Time
  • PROprotection®

Web server workloads

> Call us about Solo

  • Dell R230
  • Intel E3-1230 v5
  • 3.4 GHz Quad Core
  • 16GB RAM
  • 2 x 120GB SSD
  • RAID 1
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Small database operations

> Call us about ISP

  • Dell R230
  • Intel E3-1230 v5
  • 3.4 GHz Quad Core
  • 32GB RAM
  • 2 x 240GB SSD
  • RAID 1
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Mixed workload operations

> Call us about Rocket

  • Dell R230
  • Intel E3-1230 v5
  • 3.4 GHz Quad Core
  • 64GB RAM
  • 4 x 240GB SSD
  • RAID 1
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Database or small hypervisors

> Call us about Max I

  • Dell R630
  • Intel E5-2620 v4
  • 2.10 GHz Oct Core
  • 96GB RAM
  • 4 x 500GB SSD
  • RAID 10
Max I Quote

Large database or hypervisors

> Call us about Max II

  • Dell R630
  • Intel E5-2620 v4
  • 2.10 GHz Oct Core
  • 128GB RAM
  • 4 x 500GB SSD
  • RAID 10
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Available O/Ss

  • Red Hat
  • CentOS
  • Debian
  • Ubuntu
  • Windows

Dedicated Linux or Windows Server, build a solution tailored to your business needs. Available O/Ss include Red Hat Enterprise, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu & Windows.

  • Dell PowerEdge

    Our customised dedicated servers feature the best-in-class Dell PowerEdge R230 and R630. Dell Poweredge servers can handle tough workloads for businesses of all sizes, and combine optimal performance and scalability.

  • SSD as Standard

    All UKFast dedicated servers are always configured with solid state drives (SSDs), guaranteeing exceptional performance - even when your applications require high random read IOPs.

  • Faster Network

    UKFast multi-10Gb network delivers a fast and fail-safe route to the Internet. With data centres in multiple locations and connected to multiple transit and peering connections, we guarantee 100% network up-time and high-performance.

  • Data Centres

    We own and control all five of our UK-based ISO-certified data centres and they are built to the highest-standards. Every UKFast data centre is built to the highest standard, using best-of-breed, enterprise-grade infrastructure. This means our servers are optimised for high performance as well as being secure.

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  • An industry-leading SLA with 100% network uptime guarantee
  • Optimised network infrastructure
  • One-hour hardware replacement
  • Dedicated account manager and support team
  • 24/7/365 UK-based expert support
  • Shared Cisco ASA Firewall as standard, plus dedicated firewall upgrade options
  • Ability to configure your firewall rules in an instant through your MyUKFast account area
  • Total control, from billing through to support, with your MyUKFast control panel
Dedicated Servers Included

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  • Backup & Restore

    A customisable and flexible backup and restore solution for your managed hosting.

  • Advanced Monitoring

    Your managed hosting is monitored 24/7, to identify potential vulnerabilities.

  • Data Recovery Insurance

    Suffered a failed hard drive? Immediate data recovery for minimum disruption.

  • SLA+

    Get priority support with 15-min rapid response and 1hr hardware replacement guarantee.

  • Annual Security Audits

    Proactively protect your servers with our annual security audit.

  • Bandwidth Insurance

    Protect yourself from unexpected bandwidth charges.

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Maximising your shared SAN performance

Attach as much storage as you need with UKFast Shared SAN, allowing you to consume additional data space as and when you need it. This means you can start small and scale up, without the added complication of adding more hardware to your servers further down the line.

Keeping the most important parts of your dedicated server solution online is a breeze with UKFast Shared SAN and its capacity for clustering file servers or databases, with inbuilt high availability protecting you from both planned and unplanned maintenance work.

UKFast Storage: How It Works

Managed shared storage from UKFast

Super-Fast Network

UKFast’s multi-10Gb network with multi-homing gives your dedicated server a fast and fail-safe route to the internet. Our highly available data centres enable us to guarantee both 100% network uptime and high performance.

State-of-the-art Data Centres

Safe and secure in our UK-based, ISO-certified, PCI-approved data centres, your shared storage solution is built to the highest industry standards, from industry-leading, enterprise-grade infrastructure. Your UKFast Storage solution is managed by your assigned pod of experts.

Next Generation PowerEdge Servers

Using Dell PowerEdge servers that combine performance and scalability, your dedicated server handles tough workloads for businesses of all sizes, harnessing the power of the technology.

Go Faster with SSD as Standard

All our services are implemented with solid state drives (SSDs) as standard. Experience exceptional performance on every application you use.

Why UKFast?

We understand the importance of your business remaining online at all times. That’s why we have invested in four wholly-owned data centres, equipped with an enterprise-grade, purpose-built infrastructure and our self-healing network, giving us complete control of the end-to-end process.

Our multi-award winning, high-availability dedicated servers are powered by state-of-the-art and ground-breaking continuity technologies. We aggregate bandwidth from the world’s major supplier, and all of our equipment and circuits are run well below capacity to leave a significant amount of room for growth. Our dedicated server network has no single point of failure and so we are confident in our ability to deliver on our 100% network uptime guarantee.

Uptime

Industry leading SLA with 100% network uptime guarantee with every shared SAN solution

Support

24/7/365 support for your UKFast Shared SAN solution from your dedicated pod of account managers and server engineers

Certified

Your dedicated server is housed in our UK-based ISO-certified data centres with PCI compliance

Control

Total control, from managing your UKFast Shared SAN solution to billing and support

Unique

Bespoke architecture designed by solution architects

3 Rings

Speak to a UKFast Shared SAN expert within three rings

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