Virtual Data Centre delivers a fully network-integrated infrastructure solution for companies looking to migrate to the cloud
A new cloud computing service based on the delivery of enterprise-class services, fully integrating computing and network provisioning, has been launched by Claranet, the managed services provider.
The new solution – Claranet Virtual Data Centre – has been developed to meet the needs of companies looking to migrate their internal IT infrastructure to the cloud. The new service addresses the key proposition of cloud deployments: the ability to control costs, scalability and speed of implementation.
Built on an enterprise-grade infrastructure, the Claranet Virtual Data Centre offers users resilient hosting, guaranteed resources (vCPU, vRAM and vStorage), and persistent storage. Hosted in tier-3 equivalent data centres, the service delivers guaranteed service levels ensuring high availability, low network latency, and 24×7 local language support.
The Claranet Virtual Data Centre enables organisations to migrate to the cloud rapidly and with ease, via its leading-edge self-service portal. This new, single portal enables end-users to manage both dedicated and shared cloud platforms from a ‘single-pane-of-glass’. Users are therefore able to merge existing cloud servers into logical applications and template them for deployment via a simple drag-and-drop interface, all within minutes. In addition, the cloud portal delivers server and resource provisioning ‘on-the-fly’, as well as an ability to migrate from an existing virtual server platform into the Claranet Virtual Data Centre.
Users’ applications and data are always in their chosen country, which reflects data sovereignty and data ownership concerns amongst end-users. These are ranked as the biggest concerns for companies of all sizes according to research carried out by Claranet. Its research, conducted in October 2011, found that 85% of organisations stated that data security was the biggest risk factor in migrating to the cloud.
The research also found that one third of a sample of IT decision-makers stated vendor lock-in was a major risk when considered cloud migration. – www.claranet.co.uk