PEER 1 Hosting and Tier 3 deliver VMware-based enterprise cloud in the UK

PEER 1 Hosting and Tier 3 today announced a partnership to deliver VMware-based enterprise cloud to the UK market.

The solution combines hosting services from PEER 1 Hosting with the enterprise-grade cloud platform from Tier 3, and is underpinned by VMware’s vCloud platform; giving customers the ability to easily and successfully manage their businesses in the cloud.

Built with IT and development operations in mind, the enterprise cloud platform drives tangible return on investment, reduces time to market, makes it easier to manage complexity and minimises operational requirements. Customers will also benefit from local data centres and regionalised disaster recovery along with an expanding global footprint of cloud nodes.

Dominic Monkhouse, EMEA MD, PEER 1 Hosting: “If enterprises had unlimited budgets, this is the cloud they would build for themselves. By partnering with Tier 3, we are able to offer businesses a high performance cloud service that has business continuity built into its DNA on a utility basis. This combination of innovation and infrastructure is easy to manage and means that business leaders can finally stop worrying about issues such as security, backup and compliance, without having to invest in technology they are not using.”

Jared Wray, Founder of Tier 3 said: “Combining the power of PEER 1 Hosting’s superior network and infrastructure with Tier 3’s cloud platform gives customers in the UK a virtual cloud solution that streamlines their IT operations so they can focus on taking care of business.”

Unique automation technology eases the burden of managing everything from routine tasks to complex, enterprise-scale systems. Workload management, backups and other time-consuming IT tasks are automated, as are monitoring and reports to keep IT informed of performance.

Virtual machines can be managed in groups, making managing enterprise-scale infrastructures comprising hundreds of servers as easy as managing a handful.

Agatha Poon, research manager, global cloud computing for 451 Research: “Cloud providers have everything to play for in a fast evolving competitive landscape. A reliable cloud platform with continuous innovation combined with better and more ubiquitous service availability, and proactive management and support are core elements needed to earn the trust and loyalty of transforming enterprises.”

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