Hosting and colocation firm UKFast has launched an S3-compatible cloud storage range bringing petabytes of ‘drag and drop’ storage to UK shores.
eCloud Vault, the latest phase of the firm’s eCloud hosting range which launched last summer, combines SGI and CEPH technology with web-based ‘drag and drop’ and S3-compitable, API-based storage functionality.
Lawrence Jones, UKFast CEO said: “We noticed that there aren’t many alternatives to Amazon and limited S3-compatible storage. The result? People flocking to overseas providers and risking the security of their data. At UKFast, we are focussed on creating products that fit the needs of our clients and of Britain’s growing businesses, so it makes perfect sense for us to create a British version and release an S3-compatible storage product.
“Ultimately, this means that people don’t have to host with an American provider. Instead, they can buy British with a provider that combines an S3 API with ‘Rolls Royce’ level technology and places it at their fingertips.”
eCloud Vault’s petabytes of SGI storage offer almost unlimited cloud space and follow the standard cost-effective cloud ‘pay for what you use’ model.
As well as file sharing, content storage, applications, backup and disaster recovery, UKFast’s eCloud Vault allows hosting clients to free up their hardware for critical applications and data.
Jones added: “This year our goal is to ensure that our clients are getting the maximum potential from their technology and by launching such a flexible storage solution, we’re doing just that.
“The beauty of this is that whilst it is the best-of-breed technology and the back-end is highly complex, from a front-end usability point of view, it is so simple and flexible – there are so many ways that businesses can use it to their advantage.
“UKFast is perfectly placed to bring this product to market with our huge network of both fibre and people, and our managed services, which allow us to accommodate any request from our clients.”
Last year’s eCloud launch saw the cloud range generate £1million in contracted revenue in its first two months.
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