uk colocation


I’m pleased to announce the launch of uk colocation, a brand new internet site devoted to our brand new range of VPS, or them Cloud Servers as we prefer to call.

What’s I love about it is that it focuses completely on delivering great VPS/Cloud Servers. The service delivers a huge range of templates from which predefined servers can be implemented. You can deploy a basic cloud sever with nothing more than the operating system on, to a cloud host with a PBX or CRM system deployed prepared for use.

Ordering is simplicity itself – drag a slider across the screen to choose the resource combination and choose an operating system or template. Deployment happens within a few minutes.

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Can you inform I like this yet?Image of VPS2Go website

Possibly my favorite thing is the uk colocation. What’s you ask that I hear?

Well, think about exactly what a uk colocation is at it is most basic. It’s power, cooling and environment and compute resources that you deploy/deploy within as you need to.

Our Cloud Datacenter takes that idea into the VPS world. We provide the charged power, the cooling and the platform from which you can deploy VPS as you need. You purchase a predetermined block of resources, and deploy as numerous Cloud Servers as you see fit within it as you wish, dividing the resources between them.

You could choose to make those cloud servers auto-scale their resources considering exactly how they are being utilised at any one time.

You have a choice of doing so via your control panel, with access to backup, provision, re-provision as well as control your firewall rules when it comes to controlling your cloud servers. Connecting to your uk colocation is easily accomplished either in your control panel via a pseudo KVM or via SSH under Linux and RDP under windows.

Another great way available of controlling your cloud servers is via the OnApp iPhone and iPad apps available in the App Store. Talk about mobility – I’ve deployed a new server from my Cloud Datacentre while sitting at Chester train station!

Behind the operational system are powerful Dell servers and enterprise grade SANs providing you power and stability. Should any of our systems suffer a problem your cloud servers will fail over to rapidly another node ensuring no disruption to service.

So what can you use it all for? Well absolutely anything really. I’ve been using it myself as a rapid test environment.

You realize when you have an basic idea for something? Well I get my fair share and often need a server to try the idea out on. The problem that is usual of is hardware and implementation time.

Getting your hands on a spare server around the Hosting UK office is harder than you might think. We have hundreds busy humming away in production of course, and the spare ones are either earmarked for clients or grabbed by our engineers as soon as they become free. The Linux engineers are the– that is worst they have seem to have an insatiable appetite for servers, although to be fair they come down with some cool stuff.

Our VPS2Go that is new platform my problem. I can have a server deployed in a few minutes ready to run and ready for me personally to try my idea.

Of course that’s just one single instance of the many uses that it can be used for. Testing, rapid prototyping not to mention manufacturing.

Support is provided you’re used to by ourselves at Hosting UK so you’ll be assured of the great support.

If you have a need then I hope you’ll try it out – I hope you do.