INFRASTRUCTURE

When the worst happens, trust us to get you up and running again in minutes.

Benefits

VMhosts prides itself on its dedication to quality, premium, tried and tested products. Using our Infrastructure as a Service gives you a multitude of benefits. Below are just a few:

Friendly and Flexible Support

Our 24/7 support prides itself on flexibility and great communication. If you are ever have a problem then we always do our best to make sure you know exactly what we are doing to fix it.

Free SAN based backups

We provided free nightly full system image backups with 7 day retention for all VM’s hosted with us. We also provide an optional VMback service powered by Veeam provising enterprise backup and recovery for Guest OS file and application protection

99.9% SLA

100% uptime is simply a myth, even the largest organisations such as Facebook, twitter, Amazon, and Microsoft Azure will have problems from time to time. The missed SLA compensations offered are often worthless, coupled with poor communication. In downtime situations communication is key. During the unlikely event of any server down situations we are contactable 24/7. You can talk to a real engineer who can give you accurate updates.

Enterprise Grade VMware Platform

Compare apples for apples and clouds for clouds. Our Cloud is powered by VMware vSphere, the industry leading virtualisation platform. We have absolute confidence in VMware’s stability and support.

Clustered Storage Array

Storage is absolutely critical for any cloud service. Some providers will use opensource solutions with only community based support to help lower costs. At VMhosts we are proud to be a technology focused company, by investing in enterprise class storage solutions backed by 24/7 vendor support, VMhosts can guarantee performance, availability and security of your data.

Leveraging Storage Snapshots, Veeam Backup services and Zerto Disaster Recovery services your data is in safe hands. When it comes to your data, it is good to be paranoid.

High Availability

All virtual machines appliances are protected by VMware HA and other proactive availability features such as vMotion and Storage vMotion. We have multiple 100% synchronous copies of your data allowing us to automatically recover and power on your machines in the event of hardware failure. We have two datacentres located in Stevenage and Enfield, separated by over 17 miles as the crow flies. With multiple low latency Gigabit interconnects between the two locations, we can help customers build mission critical business solutions with extreme levels of availability and protection.

Superfast Server Side Caching

Leveraging Infinio, our servers utilise both RAM and NVME storage to provide superfast server side read caching. This allows us to produce incredible read latencies of 0.1ms response times.

“Infinio Accelerator is a server-sied caching tool that delivers 1 million IOPS per VMware host and 80μs latency”

Infinio’s smart, content-based cache inserts server RAM, SSDs, and PCIe and NVMe flash transparently into the existing I/O stream to accelerate storage, while retaining familiar arrays and architecture. Infinio’s cache dynamically populates servers-side media with the hottest data, reducing the storage requirement to a small fraction of the workload size.

All of the Accelerators in an Infinio cluster are managed together, and seamlessly support typical cluster-wide VMware operations, such as vMotion, HA, and DRS. Advanced reporting lets you see aggregate performance improvements, as well as drill down on individual VMs for performance analytics at one-minute intervals. Best of all, using Infinio doesn’t require you to make any changes to your environment. Your datastore configuration, snapshot and replication setup, backup scripts, and integration with VMware features like VAAI and vMotion all stay the same.

Increases performance for any application

  • Reduce reporting times for databases, big-data and analytics applications.
  • Improve boot times and responsiveness for virtual desktops.
  • Increases virtual machine density per host without compromising performance.

What is VMware?

What is VMware vSphere Cloud Hypervisor?

VMware vSphere Cloud Hypervisor is the industry leading virtualisation platform. VMware vSphere uses virtualisation as an enabling technology, providing high availability and scalability to Windows and Linux virtual servers.

Why use VMware vSphere Cloud Hypervisor?

We are proud to offer virtual servers running on the industry leading virtualisation platform. VMware vSphere Cloud Hypervisor provides a very high level of reliability, performance and industry wide support. Just as with private cloud solutions, it is important to be aware and trust the Hypervisor technology your public cloud provider utilises.

Need to know more about VMware vSphere Cloud Hypervisor?

The initial benefit of using VMware’s virtualisation technology was consolidation. Businesses could run many servers on a single hardware platform which helped to reduce costs and improve efficiencies.

Later innovations provided high availability features such as Live Migrations of servers between hardware platforms using vMotion. HA provided automated failover between hardware platforms in the event of an unexpected hardware failure.

VMware vSphere ESXi is a purpose built operating system. Software and Drivers are specific to VMware which results in less downtime due to unexpected incompatibilities with third party software, applications and drivers.

VMware was founded in 1998, this has given them plenty of time to fine tune availability features and improve their efficient resource scheduling.

All of our VMware licensing is provided legally under the VSPP agreement VMware vSphere licensing. Although this increases our overheads we still remain very competitive, even against other cloud providers which use cheaper or even free alternatives.