Private Cloud Data Centres

Data centres have become increasingly important to businesses of all sizes as they realise the cost and resource benefits of hosting their infrastructure in a purpose-built facility that is maintained by a service provider.  Cloud Central have access to state-of-the-art data centres in 3 locations across the UK, providing the right environment for our customers’ most mission critical data.

It is vital for you to ensure that your chosen data centre offers the right physical and technical capabilities. Our partners have invested heavily to build state-of-the-art facilities in three convenient locations across the country and are experienced and successful in providing the right environment for customers’ most mission critical applications.

The infrastructure:

data centres

3 State of the art UK data centres

core network

Resilient MPLS core network

DWDM backbone

Dark fibre DWDM backbone

home network

Secure multi-homed internet service provision

cloud storage

Enterprise class Cloud virtualisation, storage and backup platform

quality

High capacity, quality SIP trunking solution

Delivering bandwidths up to 10 Gbps

The MPLS core is built on a resilient Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) backbone over dark fibre. With this DWDM backbone, we can deliver instantly scalable bandwidths, up to 10 Gbps, between data centres in a matter of days, with guaranteed lowest latency.
DWDM offers up to 320Gbps per span, as 10Gbps Ethernet and 8Gbps and 16Gbps fibre channel services, as well as VLAN services between our DCs and PoPs. This enables off-site storage and replication between live and DR environments at unprecedented speeds, with the DWDM ring topology providing resilient paths for layer 2 and layer 3 MPLS services. Access layer partners are very important and we only use the UK’s best carriers and global network partners. This allows us to deliver the widest possible range of access layer services including Fibre Ethernet, EFM, GEA, FTTC, FTTP, ADSL2+, and 3G/4G.

Our Cloud Platform

Our Cloud platform is based on enterprise-grade Cisco UCS hardware, the market leading VMware vSphere hypervisor and enterprise grade NetApp storage, with a choice of performance tiers, ranging from an extreme-performance all-flash (SSD), to a simple per gigabyte, per month option.

We are one of only a few providers to have achieved the Cisco Master Service Provider (CMSP) certification for cloud and managed services, meaning we undergo extensive, regular audits to ensure we deliver our services with consistent operational discipline and excellence.

Other providers offer cloud, but we are quite confident that ours is the superior solution, based on the technology that we use and the market leaders we work with.

From our Cloud platform, we can provide a number of hosted services that are multi-tenanted, including UC, NGFW, DDoS, BUaaS, DRaaS, and STaaS, designed so that we can provide an end-to-end portfolio of cloud infrastructure and services.

cisco master service provider

Uptime 99.999%

Continuous service availability from redundant hardware and network connectivity, dual power supplies on all equipment from diverse A and B feeds, and UPS and generator backup on all supplies.

Storage is delivered with NetApp storage arrays which have redundant controllers and fans, with multiple paths between the arrays and blade servers to provide a highly resilient solution.

A variety of disk types and storage pools are used to provide options ranging from high performance SSD caching to cost effective mass storage SAS. Our own Cloud portal (housing VMware vCloud Director) allows complete self-management of a Virtual Data Centre.

The benefits:

  • Scalable, resilient to intrusion, excellent call quality and affordable
  • Combining multiple connections into a central SIP trunk deployment rather than installing traditional ISDN lines at each site allows you to pool your resources to operate more efficiently and reduce your overall costs.
  • By procuring your connectivity from us as well as your SIP trunks, you can ensure that you have the amount of bandwidth you require and make cost savings by only paying on connectivity charge.

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