“The cloud will be a great equaliser of the 21st century: providing businesses of all sizes access to IT resources without the capital costs of purchasing tools and equipment or the operational costs of management, training and support,” said Matt Hawkins, managing director of Infiniserv. “However, these businesses still need services that are right for them: not only in what is offered but in the scale and price plan they opt for. An SME will have little need for a vast, scalable infrastructure while a business that works seasonally, such as a travel agent, won’t benefit from a fixed infrastructure with no option to expand or contract with the seasons. At Infiniserv we provide the flexibility businesses need to truly take advantage of the cloud, together with the quality of service that being part of the C4L Group gives us.”
Infiniserv offers three different cloud services:
Virtual Private Server (VPS) – An entry-level physical server replacement service, VPS grants organisations their own private server connected to C4L’s high-speed fibre network. As a result organisations that only need a single server, for example to host a website, can take advantage of Infiniserv’s capacity, reliability and connection.
Virtual Data Centre (VDC) – VDC is an infrastructure replacement service, capable of replacing an organisation’
Elastic Cloud Computing (ECC) – For organisations with wildly varying levels of demand, such as e-commerce or education admissions businesses, ECC is ideal. Users can scale between tens and thousands of virtual servers from one day to the next, using per-minute billing and comprehensive API tools to control exactly what resources they use and for how long.
Infiniserv’s services can be provided with per-minute, monthly or annual billing with discounts offered for long-term commitments. Infiniserv also offers comprehensive migration support if needed, to ensure that customers’ IT infrastructure is replicated and running as desired.
As part of the C4L Group, Infiniserv can offer customers guaranteed security, transparency and connectivity. Customers can be connected to the Infiniserv infrastructure using dedicated leased lines connected to C4L’s own fibre network, meaning Infiniserv can provide a 100% Service Level Agreement as well as the fastest possible connection speeds. By housing its infrastructure in C4L’s data centres, Infiniserv also grants a consistent level of physical security designed to meet the demands of the strictest IT departments. It is also completely transparent about data location, meaning that organisations can have full confidence on exactly where their virtual servers are located.
“The simplicity, flexibility and ease of access to cloud computing means organisations that would previously never have dreamt of having a large-scale IT infrastructure now have access to the tools they need,” continued Matt Hawkins. “As a result, the cloud is leading to a renaissance in computing: smaller organisations can get on the IT ladder, larger organisations can reduce their CAPEX and OPEX costs and all businesses can take advantage of increased flexibility and reduced management times that the cloud can provide. Infiniserv’s infrastructure services are an excellent first step for organisations looking to take advantage of this brave new world.”
Infiniserv’s VPS and VDC services are available immediately, with ECC to follow in Q2 2012. For more information, visit www.infiniserv.com
Infiniserv is a virtual infrastructure services provider offering three different cloud services. These services allow a virtual replacement of a typical hardware environment, using a cloud billing model to provide massive scalability and cost benefits and allowing organisations to pay and build as they use. By building their environments as they use them, organisations can help eliminate their capacity planning worries.
Its services are cost-effective, reliable and secure, packaged and designed in a way that is easy for customers to understand. They are suited to any size of organisation and can scale from one to thousands of servers. Infiniserv offers both pay-as-you-use elastic billing and more traditional tariff-based costs, providing customers with truly transparent pricing so that they do not end up paying over the odds. It offers a range of commercial models with real cost savings. With Infiniserv customers also know exactly where their data is, giving customers peace of mind. Find out more at www.infiniserv.com
C4L is an internet infrastructure solutions provider and deploys a full range of services in over 40 data centres, including colocation, IP transit, interconnects, data backup, data storage, virtualisation, telecoms, disaster recovery and leased lines, to name just a few. These are all provided with C4L’s commitment to maximum uptime and customer support; featuring a 24/7 network operations centre (NOC) which is manned by trained professionals with Microsoft and Cisco qualifications.
C4L’s industry leading data centre connected network, includes sites such as Bournemouth, Slough, BlueSquare Maidenhead, BlueSquare Milton Keynes, Telehouse Metro, Telehouse North, City Lifeline and InterXion. The company is now in its 11th trading year and with a track record of 100% growth every year its client base includes Government, FTSE 250, financial institutions and many of the UK's network carriers. The business is committed to customer satisfaction and quality of service and has achieved certifications such as ISO9001 & 27001. For more information, visit www.C4L.co.uk.