When you want more control over your hosting, maybe to run business-critical software or manage sensitive data, private hosting in a secured data centre is an excellent option.

Our private cloud hosting is managed in UK-based managed servers, designed and built with enterprise-grade hardware to guarantee speed, security and reliability.

With over 20 years of experience and expertise in providing public cloud, private cloud services, virtual private cloud and IT security solutions, our Craftsmen are dedicated to understanding your business requirements for exceptional service delivery.

Find out how our private cloud hosting will help to power your business to success.

What is private cloud hosting?

A private cloud is an offsite server environment dedicated solely to one customer, in contrast to a public cloud whose services and infrastructure is shared by multiple customers. Private clouds can only be accessed by their dedicated customer, which is why it is often chosen by businesses and organisations that need to meet compliance regulations.

Hosted private cloud solutions (sometimes referred to as ‘managed’) offer all the benefits of cloud computing, such as scalability, data security, and accessibility, but the infrastructure is maintained by a third party, allowing for greater control and flexibility, as well as removing the need for in-house experts.

Why choose Digital Craftsmen?

Tailored hosting solutions

At Digital Craftsmen, we understand that when it comes to private cloud hosting services, customers are looking for the best of the best. That’s why we offer a comprehensive suite of services, which we tailor to meet our customer’s needs. Our solutions are always elegantly designed, reliable, secure, and built to scale and grow with you as your business expands.

Our Craftsmen are proud to provide an effective combination of reliability, scalability, affordability, and customer service that businesses need when choosing a private cloud hosting provider.

A tailored approach to managing costs

Our pricing model lets you control costs more accurately, and as your server estate grows, the economies of scale of your assets are continually optimised. We help your business to flourish in a secure and cost-efficient private cloud environment.

Your hosted private cloud solution

Managed private cloud hosting offers exclusive control, flexibility and security across the entire cloud infrastructure and your computing resources.

Manage business-critical software or data

Whether it’s Magento, Drupal, or Moodle, our teams understand the complexities of managing business
software and are experienced in optimising them for your business needs. Dedicated servers make sure you have reliability, stability and the peace of mind your business software is in the best possible environment for your business.

Secure valuable data

A private cloud hosting solution centralises data storage and backup, reducing the reliance on local servers to prevent data loss. The data is only accessible to people with permission within your organisation, another security feature which we provide.

Our private cloud hosting offers:

Exceptional service from dedicated professionals

  • Automated configuration, private cloud deployment, and stress-free migration from the public cloud, with 24/7 monitoring to make your systems resilient and ready to respond quickly to any issues.
  • 24/7/365 monitoring by ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials Plus -accredited professionals brings confidence and trust.
  • DNS management services and the integration and operation of email services, as well as a 24/7/365 web-delivered service desk.
  • Extensive experience with Linux and Windows hosting, SQL server and MySQL, utilising VMware and Hyper-V for server virtualisation from dedicated hosting teams.

Resilience measures

We have built-in many fault-tolerant features to our core networks and virtual platform.

  • Dual independent ISP feeds into each of our datacentres
  • Dual redundant BGP routers with VRRP automatic failover
  • Multi-homed NICs on all critical equipment
  • Each network multi-homes from different cards and failover configured in VMware
  • HA pair configured with automatic failover
  • VMware High Availability automatically restarts servers on alternative hosts
  • VMWare will detect and restart crashed servers in most situations
  • SAN configured with RAID to protect against disk failure
  • Dual controllers with automatic failover
  • Split storage across multiple SANs with failover at OS level
  • Maintain local replica of storage on independent SAN. Automatic failover at SAN level
  • Dual power supplies and independent power feeds into a rack with load split across A/B
  • Maintain DR provision in a second datacentre

Private hosting specifications

Our virtual platform is built from the best-of-breed software carefully selected by our technical team:

  • Hot add CPU and memory
  • Hot add and remove disk capacity—Full SSD storage array
  • Distributed Resource Scheduling – ensuring optimum usage and spread of resource
  • Move between machines from one host to another without downtime
  • 10Gpe fibre links between datacentres
  • HA – If the physical host fails, all VMs are automatically restarted on another
  • SRM – Full DR plan for customers to bring up their VMs in another data centre

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