Software and hardware configuration

By 25th February 2018News

UKFast Builds Bespoke Secure Platform for QuikPlan

UKFast’s bespoke hosted solution for QuikPlan combines physical hardware and VMware virtualisation to provide a robust, secure and reliable platform. The critical nature of QuikPlan’s software means that the hosted environment needs to be available 24/7/365 and the data kept safe and secure at all times.

UKFast understands QuikPlan’s business, requirements and their obligation to their customers. As a result, they have been able to tailor a completely bespoke support and server management package to provide responsive round-the-clock support to the team at QuikPlan.

The Cloud Computing Solution

The solution utilises high-specification Dell R720 Hypervisors (physical servers) and high quality, redundant SAN storage. Using VMware technology, the Hypervisors are virtualised, and multiple virtual machines (VMs) are created in line with QuikPlan’s specific requirements. A redundant pair of high end physical firewalls sits in front of everything to ensure the highest level of security, and enterprise level CommVault software is used to take regular data backups.

The result is that, in the event of one of the Hypervisors becoming unavailable, disruption is limited to seconds rather than hours, thanks to VMs automatically rebooting on a standby Hypervisor. As the data resides on the SAN, there is no risk of loss or corruption. UKFast has extensive monitoring in place to identify such occurrences so users will be able to continue to access their accounts even while a team works behind the scenes to restore the solution to full capacity. The entire environment sits in an award-winning, state-of-the-art datacentre with redundancy of both power and internet connectivity.

In short, UKFast provides a platform that gives QuikPlan and its clients complete peace of mind that their data is always where they need it, when they need it.

UKFast Data Centres – The Ultimate Hosting Environment

UKFast data centres have been designed and built to provide the best possible environment for performance and security, using the latest technologies to make every element as efficient as possible. the data centres are developed to support carbon-efficient solutions with high-performance infrastructure and best practice design as standard. QuikPlan have invested heavily in cutting edge computer technology to secure their clients’ futures.

  • 100% carbon neutral
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Flexible, secure and highly-redundant
  • Managed by UKFast
  • Superfast network


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