- Managed Services
Scholar’s VMware Cloud Platform is a cloud infrastructure solution that makes use of VMware’s industry leading virtualisation, storage and software defined networking (SDN) features. The infrastructure is fully redundant from compute, networking through to the storage layer, with no single point of failure in the hardware stack.
Coupled with the built in as standard features of VMware HA, the environment provides a robust and resilient solution that protects against hardware failure and automates recovery of virtualised workloads. The solution is fully scalable and provides tenant network isolation and security as standard.
Utilising our privately owned UK Network we’re able to provide network interconnects and SDN virtual wires to seamlessly connect your workloads between multiple locations. Also, as our datacentre facilities are carrier neutral, we can provide direct circuits to other providers and span leased lines from on-premise into the cloud infrastructure – delivering a comprehensive Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution for your business.
Utilising VMware NSX, VMware’s industry leading SDN technology our platform is able to offer granular micro-segmentation of tenant networking. At the network edge, firewalling, NAT, load-balancing and dynamic routing forms the foundation of our software defined data centre. VPN (IPsec and SSL VPN) are also possible to provide site-to-site network tunnels or secure remote user dial-in. All of these features are included at no extra cost.
In addition to fail-over and automatic recovery of virtualised workloads, we are also able to live migrate client servers when hardware maintenance, upgrades or firmware updates are required, maximising uptimes and service availability. In certain scenarios, we are also able to live migrate servers between datacentres
The environment makes use of the latest Dell PowerEdge servers and storage arrays combined with SSD caching for high performance. Cloud workloads are dynamically load-balanced across clusters automatically to ensure equal utilisation of underlying hardware resources. When taken with a DevOps managed services from Scholar, automated deployment and auto-scaling is also possible.
Due to how some cloud platforms specify fixed instance sizes for vCPU, memory and disk space, this can lead to resource wastage and under-utilisation. Scholar’s Cloud platform allows for bespoke specification and sizing, allowing each server to be sized according to the requirement, without resource wastage or incurring unnecessary cost. Hot-adding of vCPU and memory is also possible.
Service Provisioning & Setup
Configuration & Implementation of Infrastructure
Pro-active Monitoring & Management
Security Advice & Design Guidance
99.9% network uptime guarantee
Windows, Linux or BSD servers
UK based expert support 24/7/365
Cloud Based Disaster Recovery
DR Recovery Time (RTPOs) Full & partial failback to restore business operations
End-to-end encryption of all data at source
Linux Systems Administration
Configuration & Deployment
Complex Cluster Management
Security Management & Advice