Organisations of all sizes are beginning to see significant appeal in cloud computing.  They want to consolidate, leveraging virtualisation to generate cost efficiencies and increase flexibility. They want to reduce the need for capital expenditure. And they want the agility that comes with being able to dial up capacity on demand.

Cloud Plus Virtual Server is a leading-edge cloud computing platform that offers the ability to provision servers quickly and effectively, eliminate the need to purchase expensive equipment and achieve operating costs that are not possible with traditional hosting models.  And with Cloud Plus Virtual server it is easy to scale up memory, processor and storage capacity as required, again without incurring any capital costs.

The Cloud Plus Virtual Server platform has been engineered to deliver an ideal hosting environment for SME and Enterprise customers. For optimal performance and peace of mind, the core components of Cloud Plus Virtual Server are Intel servers from IBM, Unified Storage from EMC and the industry-leading VMware vSphere ESXi hypervisor.

Situated adjacent to the core of Cloud Plus’ Next-Generation MPLS Network, the Cloud Plus Virtual Server platform is ideally positioned to provide direct high-speed connectivity to the Internet via Cloud Plus’ fault tolerant Tier-1 Internet connections as well as direct high-speed connectivity to Cloud Plus Private IP Network services.

By integrating Managed Firewall into the solution Cloud Plus is able to deliver industry leading security to protect your servers.  Built on the world-leading FortiGate UTM (Unified Threat Management) platform, Cloud Plus Managed Firewall offers hardware accelerated performance, the flexibility of multiple network interfaces (e.g. Internet, DMZ and VPN), secure remote access via IPSec and SSL, pass-through authentication (e.g. via Windows AD) and even WAN optimisation.

And for data protection and peace of mind, Cloud Plus Managed Backup can be integrated into the solution. It takes full image level backups of each virtual server such that individual files or indeed an entire virtual machine can be recovered quickly and effectively. Cloud Plus Managed Backup is based on Veeam, the leading backup platform for VMware ESXi environments.