Take your cloud to the next level 

High performance active-active cloud with built-in disaster recovery.

Active-active cloud from Datum

Built by our VMWare cloud specialists and hosted in our Manchester data centres, our cloud platform uses VMware vSAN stretched cluster technology to provide constant, sub-millisecond replication between two identical platforms, in two separate locations.

With automatic failover and an RTO/RPO of near zero, our cloud platform gives you built-in disaster recovery, as standard.

All the tools you need to build a truly resilient enterprise cloud data centre

Deploy and configure your own cloud servers within a dedicated, secure, high performance and flexible resource pool allocated to your organisation. A flexible commercial model means you only pay for the resources you need, with unlimited capacity available on demand, removing the need for you to futureproof and pay for unused capacity ‘just in case’.

  • Active-active, as standard

    Our cloud hosting is active-active out of the box, helping you to simplify in the event of a site failure. And because we own and manage the physical data centre, we can guarantee the uptime.

    Datum’s cloud platform gives you: 

    • Secure, dedicated cloud environment
    • vSAN stretched cluster technology
    • Host failover between sites for VMs
    • Geographically separate locations that can operate independently
    • Backups at a secondary location
    • Storage failover between sites
    • Built-in disaster recovery
    • No IP reconfiguration in the event of failover
    • Dual 10GB inter-site connectivity
    • RTO/RPO of near zero
    • Customer portal
    • Full UK based phone and email support included
    • VMware® Hybrid Cloud Powered®: link/expand your existing cloud to our environment
  • Virtualise your data centre with our active-active enterprise cloud platform with built-in disaster recovery 

    Complete control of your cloud resources: 

    • Fully featured administration via vCloud Director
    • Dynamic resource pool assigned to your environment
    • Create and deploy VMs from a range of templates
    • Full control over your servers, network and firewalls
    • Full UK based phone and email support included
    • Multi-site, multi-host and multi-SAN resilience
    • Secure off-site backup options
    • 100% uptime SLA for peace of mind
    • Stable, simple pricing with a ‘no surprises’ policy

Dedicated cloud for enterprise

Our active-active cloud solution is also available to you as a completely bespoke, single tenanted VMware® platform, designed and built with the successful and secure performance of your business-critical applications and data as a priority. It brings all the advantages and flexibility of the cloud, but with dedicated hardware, professional hosting and ultimate active-active resilience built-in.

Hosted within our Home Office-approved, ISO27001 data centre, you get all the physical advantages of maximum security and technical resilience, together with the cloud benefits of flexible virtual machines, unlimited growth capacity and remotely supported equipment and infrastructure – maintained around the clock by our dedicated in-house team of experts.

The best of both worlds - build your hybrid IT environment with Datum

Interconnected cloud and colocation services delivered from our world-class data centres provide the perfect home for your hybrid IT environment.

Our industry-leading colocation facilities and our active-active public and private cloud services offer one of the most complete hybrid hosting solutions on the market, with seamless integration between multiple technologies, levels of security unique in the UK and award-winning energy efficiency measures.

Intuitive customer portal - designed by us, with you in mind

Our cloud customer portal allows users to deploy and modify their own infrastructures 24/7 through self-provisioning for a truly bespoke and scalable cloud solution; while integrated backup gives peace of mind and full billing visibility provides greater transparency. Benefits available to cloud customers through the customer portal include: 

  • Custom portal branding for resellers
  • Self-provisioning for new infrastructures and upgrades
  • Integrated billing
  • Integrated backup management
  • Simplified interface
  • Ongoing pre-recorded webinars and support tutorials

Our cloud platform has been designed with our customers in mind. A truly flexible system that offers better performance metrics, true scalability and cloud mobility – for both customers and resellers. 

It’s our cloud, your way.

Direct connectivity to major public clouds

We have a growing ecosystem of service providers and carriers to support clients in pursuing their cloud strategies by offering direct connection to a community of private, hybrid and public platforms and cloud services.

Clients seeking cloud solutions can now derive additional benefit from secure, private connections to a hub of public clouds, which offer additional resilience and flexible bandwidth for predictable high performance for organisational cloud strategies.

  • Direct connection to carriers, major public cloud platforms and internet exchanges
  • Carrier and cloud neutral connectivity to provide client choice and meet your business criteria
  • Network cost reduction and performance improvements – choose the peering and cross connections that are right for your business
  • Managed IP transit connectivity service
  • WAN connectivity to other connectivity hubs

Datum Cloud Connect

Datum Cloud Connect supports clients whose businesses demand additional levels of performance and reliability when connecting to public clouds.

The high throughput, low latency secure connections link into AWS EU West and Microsoft Azure North Europe regions, offering significant performance improvements over public internet connections.

Enterprise clients can access automated provisioning of cloud services from multiple providers whilst network and cloud service providers can both aggregate traffic and reduce time to market for new offerings.

Datum has provided the bedrock for our hosting services for a number of years, providing a consistently high level of service whilst also impressing with their future plans for sustainability and growth.

Cloud Infrastructure Manager, Managed Service Provider

Let’s talk

When it comes to providing first-rate services to our clients, we know that having a reliable infrastructure is essential. That’s why we’ve combined our enterprise grade colocation with our proprietary cloud platform, which comes with built-in disaster recovery capabilities. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can support your business, now and in the future, please don’t hesitate to contact us.