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Fasthosts debuts new Cloud Server platform

  • Fasthosts new Cloud platform is the first to offer the latest Microsoft and Dell technologies
  • Intelligent burstable RAM adapts seamlessly to peaks in demand
  • 99% uptime and automatic failover guarantees continuous availability

Today we’ve launched an entirely new Cloud platform.  The new and unique infrastructure, built using the latest Microsoft System Centre 2012 R2, Microsoft Storage Spaces and Dell technology, allows you to design your own Cloud Server according to changing business requirements.  The new Fasthosts Cloud Server platform is an opportunity to improve the way IT is bought, used and managed by SMBs and IT professionals.

Simon Yeoman, Fasthosts’ General Manager says “Our talented technical teams joined forces with Microsoft and Dell to deliver a Cloud platform on the latest technology. We’ve made a multi-million pound investment to bring this industry-leading server range to market and are excited by the results.”

Priced from £11.99pm (+VAT), you can configure to your desired spec based upon your own requirements with the easy-to-use sliders, or you can choose one of three recommended common configurations: Web Hosting Cloud, Developer Cloud or Productivity Cloud.  Using Microsoft System Centre 2012, Fasthosts Cloud Servers adapt dynamically and can be reconfigured at any time easily without ever losing data or functionality.

Lee Harrison, Fasthosts Infrastructure Architect, adds, “Microsoft’s Storage Spaces in Windows Server 2012 R2, running on Dell hardware, provides a virtualised storage platform that has the performance, resilience and stability to underpin a truly high-end Cloud solution.  By incorporating this storage technology into our latest Cloud design, Fasthosts’ customers have the benefit of cutting edge performance and resiliency at an attractive price.”

Cloud server resource management is easily enabled through Fasthosts’ control panel which measures the CPU, RAM and network usage in real-time.  Resources can be increased or decreased dynamically by the user, in line with technical or business needs, optimising cost efficiency.  Additional benefits include a 99.99% uptime guarantee, dynamic server load balancing, powerful management tools, free instant setup, and easy to use interfaces.  As you would expect you can choose between operating systems including the newest releases from – Microsoft Windows, Linux CentOS or Ubuntu.

With built-in burstable RAM, business workloads can readily cope with peaks in demand by automatically increasing the RAM threshold by an extra 33 per cent of the original limit.  When utilisation falls, the allocation returns to the original amount configured without the need to reboot or any manual intervention by the user.  Protecting data and user experience at all times, the Cloud environment automatically recovers from any component failure, minimising downtime and loss of data.

Additional options available include the ability to upgrade the standard 100Mbps connectivity to 1Gbit/sec, and full nightly backup which protects against data corruption and gives the flexibility to roll back changes when developing and testing.

The Fasthosts Cloud platform offers all services and expert support from our head office in Gloucester, UK. To find out more about Fasthosts Cloud Servers visit www.fasthosts.co.uk/cloud-servers.

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