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We, one of the leading cloud service providers,

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Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

– a hassle-free and agile Cloud solution

Why try to predict your IT requirements and be restricted by your budget? Remove the burden of new purchase requirements from new servers, additional software licences, new network equipment to predicting your data centre storage requirements – PeaSoup can provide all your infrastructure requirements as a service and bill you accordingly.

At PeaSoup we have designed and built the best cloud data centre with today’s cutting-edge technology. Our software defined data centre provides extremely high degrees of resilience, performance improvements and agility and our applied expertise provides a simple and easy-to-use service. Find out more…

 

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Disaster Recovery As A Service (DRaaS)

– for rapid cloud automation and flexibility, with solid DR assurance

If you need to consider a cost-effective solution for data protection for all your production applications, then think no further than DRaaS.

DRaaS, removes the need for additional and expensive data centres in your network and allows you to benefit from Cloud automation and the flexibility Cloud provides – all whilst maintaining solid Disaster Recovery (DR) assurance.

Until recently, cloud-based disaster recovery had been limited to the recovery of backup and reduction of the recovery point, due to time constraints and high costs. These key factors prohibited more complex DRaaS proposition, but not anymore. Find out more…

 

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Cloud Connect by Veeam

– for quick & secure backup, and dedicated repository

 

PeaSoup Cloud Connect by Veeam is designed to offer a quickly provisioned offsite backup,  at a fraction of the cost of implementing a physical data recovery site.

Veeam Cloud Connect helps eliminate upfront capital expenditure for equipment and reduces offsite data centre costs (including space, power, network and equipment).

Together PeaSoup and Veeam deliver a powerful and reliable solution to help in the prevention of data loss. Given the ever increasing cost of storage you will also find our cloud repository rates very competitive. Find out more…

 

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Backup and Recovery as a Service

– fast, user-friendly backup with full cost transparency in the retention period you need

Today’s organisation wants data protected at granular level, with fast restore, at the lowest cost. With our service, the days of time consuming backups and any concern over increasing service costs are over.

PeaSoup’s user friendly backup and recovery service provides costs per GB predictions, ensuring full cost transparency for the retention periods set. Local backup ensures fast recovery of files with encryption provided as a default, 24/7. There are also a number of locations to store your data.

PeaSoup has covered every ‘worst case’ scenario, so you can operate business as usual. PeaSoup also provides the highest quality backup standards within the industry, so you can be assured compliance data retention rules are always met. Find out more…

 

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Hybrid Cloud

– a flexible, pay-for-what–you-use solution

 

A Hybrid cloud is simply an infrastructure extension of your data centre, not a bolt-on. With an extension into the PeaSoup Cloud, you can have the flexibility you need, as and when you want it. You can either use the Hybrid cloud as an additional resource for testing (or staging) new applications, or use it to support any seasonal demands which require more ‘bandwidth’ for your business.

Hybrid Cloud simply translated is a ‘safety net’ allowing business agility during a growth period. PeaSoup’s solution not only provides the flexibility you need, you only ‘pay-for-what-you-use’, providing you with full transparency and peace of mind. Find out more …

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Cloud Migration

PeaSoup has uncomplicated the cloud migration process, so minimal effort and downtime are required. No heavy lifting of systems are required and you do not receive a hefty Professional Services charges.

 

Our Cloud migration moves the entire server environment – operating system, applications, network, and storage configuration from your environment. We treat your data and workloads carefully and in a similar manner to our Disaster Recover Service where your data and workloads are replicated with us.

Customers can use this replication process as an opportunity to run tests in our Cloud environment, in parallel with their own systems, before live switch over. A back out option in the migration process is used as a fail safe.

The migration process can be used in reverse too, so you can migrate away from our cloud. Whilst don’t want to see you go, we know circumstances change, so you have complete peace mind. Find out more…

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Our Recipe

PeaSoup Recipe - Serves Thousands

Ingredients for London Version

  • 2 x Tier 3 Datacentres
  • 4 x Tier 1 Internet Service Providers
  • A selection of the world’s leading 10Gb switches
  • 1 x Large bag of frozen high capacity servers
  • 20 x Years of high end experience
  • 1 x World leading cloud virtualisation software
  • 1 x 500g of fresh peas
  • Security system and compliance as required

Method

  • Gently heat up the datacentre, ISP’s and 10Gb switches, over a medium heat
  • Add the servers and cook for about two weeks
  • Test the consistency of the mixture and take off the heat
  • Add vCloud and vSan software
  • Season with security
  • Pass the Chefs quality control tests
  • Add the fresh peas and simmer for years, whilst stirring in customer data and systems.

Happy Clients

In comparison, and as good as Azure is, MS can’t beat the personal service and flexibility of the PeaSoup offering.

Steve Exeter, Head of IT, Clarins (UK) Limited

We were looking for a reliable, secure and high performance Veeam Cloud Connect solution to help quickly provide a customer with an ‘off-site’ solution to add value to their existing setup. The guys were everything we needed and more. Partnership in its truest form. Honest, efficient and genuine. Highly recommended.

Kim Mount, Cutter Group

When I told PeaSoup them the reason for them not being short-listed as a supplier, they came back a few days later to let me know that they had changed their pricing structure based upon my feedback.

Excellent attitude and excellent service.
Well done PeaSoup

Colin Kent, MAXLAN IT Services

 

PeaSoup is a solid organisation that we have trusted for over 2 years with our key front of house business applications, we are absolutely over the moon with the service provided.

All in all, it’s amazing value for money.

Steve Exeter, Head of IT, Clarins (UK) Limited

Wonderful people, always happy to help, no matter the issue. Very well priced too!

Matthew Lloyd, Owner, Lloyd Hosting

We chose PeaSoup for their Veeam repository solution which we knew would remove the concern of damaged tapes, but also because the backup process is fast, secure and easy to implement.

Lester Ashwell, IT Network Manager, Bourne Academy

The standard of work and services that PeaSoup has produced for SQnP and our clients exceeds expectations. The people in PeaSoup are most dedicated persons i have ever had in relation with a hosting environment. All around brilliance!

Iulian Calin Rugina,  Founder & CEO, SQnP

The technical brilliance of the team at PeaSoup is hard to rival. They immerse themselves in the requirements and produce a solution (and price) that fit the bill. Highly secure, stable environment, with innovative support wrap, makes them an ideal choice.

Brett Rowe, Director, Securus Communications Ltd

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Private Cloud versus Public Cloud for Infrastructure as a Service

Is private cloud the only way to guarantee security? Some believe this is the only true way forwards in the world of data privacy, yet according to the official NIST definition,...

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Is private cloud the only way to guarantee security?

Some believe this is the only true way forwards in the world of data privacy, yet according to the official NIST definition, “cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services) -that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.”

The purpose of cloud computing is to create an “on-demand” computing service, delivered as a utility to be used as and when you need it – so that your IT provision no longer hinders your company growth by placing either over-budgeting restrictions or under provisioned equipment.

In a private cloud you have a virtualisation platform, yes you know that it’s yours and is not shared, therefore you have peace of mind with data security and the cross contamination of others stealing resources on the platform – but you are still fixed to the initial size you buy. This still requires an estimate of what you may need in the future, restricting your growth without significant investment in additional hardware and over spending in order to ensure that you have the resilience to cope with hardware failure or wasted resource – if your company direction changes and you no longer have the same needs.

It is essentially the same model that has been deployed on-premise for years, but now outsourced for someone else to manage in a datacenter.

As a little secret (unless you are one of the three hyperscale cloud providers), some Value Added Resellers, and Managed Service Providers turned Cloud Service Providers want to sell you private cloud. It has the perfect mix of still selling hardware in the same manner they have done for the past two decades. It guarantees a revenue stream for a fixed term period and still has the word ‘cloud’ in the title therefore is it modern and relevant.

Certain cloud companies still struggle to transform their business models and financial models and to that end sales targets are easier to set and meet when selling a private cloud – as opposed to selling something that by design is flexible and therefore can change in value, size or can even disappear completely. No one wants to stand up at the of quarter sales meeting having gone from 150% of sales target to 60%, because they sold something that was changeable. Therefore it is easier to sell a fixed term private cloud.

 

Why not use public cloud?

Public cloud essentially delivers the same service as a private cloud – the difference being that you are sharing an underlying platform, that is on a much larger scale and takes advantage of the increases in resilience of this larger platform. As you do not have to build resilience into your model, you can now use and pay for only what you need to operate your IT service at any point in time, without concern of budgeting for future capacity,  or leaving unused capacity. The real advantage is in the flexibility to change when you need to.

The only certainty is that things will change, and for any business to survive it needs to have the flexibility to adapt. Everyday another high street store is closing, another company has gone to the wall because they did not adjust to the changing market.

A quick search will find you 100’s of companies that failed, or conversely 100’s of large world leading companies that are less than 10 years old.

Whilst AirBNB and Uber (who will come up in your search) are not lumbered with investment in real estate or vehicles,  and do not have to carry any cost when its not rented out. All companies can use the same mindset for their IT provision with the use of public cloud, back to the point of cloud computing being a model for enabling, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services).

Then comes the security question – only two years ago this was the biggest obstacle for not using cloud services, and arguably is still the biggest reason if you strip the word “cloud” out of “private cloud” – as you end up with a collocated, dedicated, managed virtualisation platform.

PeaSoup, a born in the cloud company has the advantage of not having to transform an existing business model. We do not have to sell companies what we want them to buy in order  to satisfy an outdated sales process, and financial reporting model – instead we focus on turning computing into a service.

 

Public Cloud Architecture

There are many choices in architecture,  but the best known and the preference for PeaSoup was to utilise a product called vCloud Director – as a side note I first saw the concept of vCloud Director in France, February 2008, so this technology has plenty of development history since its first release in 2010, and is now used by over 4000 providers in around 10 countries.

VMware vCloud Director is a flexible mechanism.  It powers and leverages VMware’s main virtualisation technologies, aligning them for cloud environments.

vCloud Director facilitates a multi-tenanted environment and segments this into software-defined datacentres. Each virtual datacentre consists of its own complete IT environment allowing differences in network architecture, topology and security systems to meet any customer requirements. Using a combination of VMware vSphere and VMware NSX infrastructure, vCloud Director enables a complete isolation of tenants.

vCloud consists of several servers, each server runs specific services that collectively create a vCloud Director cell. As shown in the following figure, vCloud Director consists of a database and cells that share that database to connect multiple vCenter Servers, the ESXi hosts that the vCenter servers manage and NSX managers for controlling the networking services to establish a complex and secure cloud architecture.

vCloud_Director_Architecture

The cloud abstraction layer is built using the software of vCloud Director and leveraging capabilities in both vCenter and NSX while connecting to the server group.

 

Cloud Security

From a security point of view, there are two type of threats that can exist with the cloud –  internal threats and external threats. Whilst external threats are common across both public and private cloud, internal threats are normally related to multi-tenancy environments and cause the most concerns in the adoption of public cloud services, vCloud director protects from both of these threats.

The main portion of vCloud Director security is to protect cloud tenants from internal threats from the security design and configuration of underlying virtualisation layer – which includes the design and configuration of vSphere, additional vCloud Director software-defined networks security, NSX, and ESXi hosts security.

vCloud Director enforces strict isolation and separation between vSphere operations and day-to-day tenants’ operations. This abstraction allows PeaSoup to delegate administration and the management of virtual datacenters to its customers who don’t manage common vCenter features like vMotion, vSAN, HA, DRS etc. Instead, the customer deals with deploying servers, organising them into vApp workloads, managing resource pools, storage, and creating/connecting them to networks with internetwork security, managing edge devices, firewall rules, VPN, load balancers and all other external security parameters with threat analysis techniques.

If this seems too much, the staff at PeaSoup are here to advise and assist at all times.

Most importantly, this functionality is controlled from a fully functional portal interface, delivering the true cloud computing model. This enables  ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing, that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.

 

Conclusion

Everything the Cloud Infrastructure as a Service has promised to deliver, the reasons for using Cloud Services and the flexibility of Cloud Services , comes from utilising the benefits of a larger-scale infrastructure,  that would be uneconomical for your business to acquire, manage and maintain.

Not so long ago, enterprise organisations had large scale IT infrastructures and therefore the concept of a private cloud was created. Now with the Hyper-Scale clouds, more enterprise organisations are moving to public cloud services for the benefits of costs saving . They are no longer  having to shape their business decision of the amount of IT compute power they have available. SME organisations have always seen the advantage of moving to public cloud, but the IT industry as a whole has been reluctant to change, holding onto defunct business models and using the word ‘cloud’ to add a sheen to old solutions.

With change comes opportunity and the only certainty in business is that there will be change. Public Cloud, or just Cloud (as it should be called) – is the way to free your business to allow delivery of that change.

 

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