Bureaucloud, the IT infrastructure service provider, ended a period of public beta this month going live with the full version of its virtual data centre platform. The UK-based provider designed the self-service platform for needs of UK small and medium sized businesses where flexibility for length and size of contract is crucial.
Bureaucloud has fully launched its Cloud Computing service this month to tackle the needs of UK SMEs. The provider delivers Enterprise Class infrastructure as a service without high entry costs or long term contracts.
Small businesses need to keep their IT agile to compete with the bigger, more established competitors. Bureaucloud provides a platform where clients can easily grow or retract usage as they need to.
The solution has been designed using technology normally found in large enterprises. By enabling SMEs to run their IT on these systems, a company of any size can use the benefits of the Cloud and data centre infrastructure. This avoids the need to buy any hardware or hire the additional expertise in house.
Bureaucloud has configured its “Public Cloud” as a “Virtual Private Cloud” using VMware vCloud Director with HP, Cisco and NetApp hardware. The results are a robust, secure and stable environment.
Gartner predicts that two out of five enterprises that experience a disaster go out of business within five years. SMEs who rely on their IT know that any major outage severely impacts their ability to carry out business. Bureaucloud’s platform has been designed to recover from any unpredicted hardware or network failure. The company guarantees 99.995% uptime for its service.
The Bureaucloud team have been working with Cloud Computing and Datacentre IT for over 5 years, delivering many types of Cloud solutions to a range of clients and sectors.
Relationships with partners such as Microsoft, Red Hat and VMware enable Bureaucloud to engage vendors and clients to discover the right solution for the clients. Clients use the service to host a range of internal and external applications including email, websites and shared files.
“Many SMEs in the UK have been overlooked by providers. As the back-bone of the UK economy, it is time for those SMEs to receive the stability and service levels they need.” – Tim Boeckmann, Managing Director, Bureaucloud.