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Hosting company UKFast has established a cloud subsidiary to support clients as they migrate workloads onto Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Tying in with the new business, the company has launched public cloud services from AWS and Azure. It has also introduced its own dedicated eCloud Hybrid and eCloud Private offerings.
UKFast currently provides Tier 1 Official/Official-Sensitive hosting with pan-government accreditation for hosting to Official/Official-Sensitive Data and Tier 1 cloud services.
It also complies with the NCSC GPG-13 Protective Monitoring to National Cyber Security Centre Good Practice Guide 13 standard and the public services network (PSN), with customers including North West Ambulance Service.
The subsidiary, ClearCloud, aims to specialise in supporting public cloud services from AWS and Microsoft Azure, as well as UKFast’s own eCloud Hybrid and eCloud Private.
The company said the ClearCloud subsidiary strategy is to broadening the firm’s multi-cloud offering to its 5,000 clients, alongside new AWS and Azure customers looking for UK-based support.
The subsidiary is headed up by Matt Bibby, a former AWS global architect. “The hyperscale cloud providers depend heavily on technology partners to support the end customer. During my time at AWS I learned how some technology partners are doing things right, but also how many get it terribly wrong and lack the experience necessary to manage complex environments,” he said.
UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones said: “Last year, we grew at 18% organically and our eCloud revenue has grown to 43% of our overall turnover. By widening our offering to organisations needing multi-cloud solutions, we are able to attract even more businesses to UKFast. When we hear clients offering their AWS and Azure workloads for us to manage, it’s hard to ignore, especially when they’re struggling.”
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