Open Source Cloud

Our technical expertise and innovation guarantees you the service and infrastructure you need.

Our technical expertise and innovation guarantees you the service and infrastructure you need.

Our team has been developing our OpenStack platform since 2011. Our technical experience and commitment to regularly updating our platform means you get your hands on OpenStack’s latest and greatest features in a production environment backed by an expert team.

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Combining open source cloud software with commodity hardware gives great value cloud pricing

Combining open source cloud software with commodity hardware gives great value cloud pricing

Our use of open source software running on high performance commodity hardware keeps costs down. When you choose DataCentred you can be sure that you are not paying for services built on proprietary hardware or software – you’re directly investing in the engineering and technical talent who build, maintain and support your service.

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We offer an open platform.

We offer an open platform.

We are committed to open source and interoperability. Our OpenStack implementation exposes all the APIs, allowing you to deploy on DataCentred and other private or public OpenStack clouds as you see fit. Open source should be open for business.

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We are the largest UK-owned and UK-operated public OpenStack cloud.

We are the largest UK-owned and UK-operated public OpenStack cloud.

As one of the first large-scale OpenStack deployments in the UK, our technical experience brings clarity and knowledge to your own design and commissioning. Our high-performance platform helps you to meet your obligations in terms of data sovereignty, security, access and compliance.

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Registration is quick and easy, after which you could be deploying servers on OpenStack via the web portal, via a command line interface or via the OpenStack APIs within minutes.

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  • OpenCompute Foundation
  • Redhat Advanced Partner
  • Secure By Design
  • hmg-gcloud
  • Openstack
  • Linux Foundation
  • Ceph
  • Ubuntu

Use Cases

  • Cloud Application Test and Development

    Run your development and test environments on our public cloud platform with access to the full OpenStack suite of APIs. Ideal for rapid elasticity and short-term demand.

  • Cloud Application Hosting

    Deploy your cloud application simply using standard tools, then scale elastically as your user base grows so your costs are kept in line with revenue.

  • Research and Education

    Elastic compute resources, ideal for easy collaboration, instantly scalable according to budget, project timescales or analytics requirements, on a platform peered with Janet.

  • Hosting Public Digital Services

    High-performance instances, SSD storage and a network with multiple tier 1 carriers gives you the tools you need for digital content production and delivery.

  • DRaaS

    Put your disaster recovery in the cloud instead of maintaining physical hardware. It’s a far more cost-effective alternative to maintaining a traditional DR service.

  • Data Archiving

    Our cloud storage platform delivers low-cost, highly scalable storage with unrivalled durability, enabling you to comply with data access and curation standards.

  • Big Data Analytics

    Rapid, elastic provisioning of compute and high-performance storage for analytics available available when you need it.

Clients

  • Rigor
  • Stack Evolution
  • Catapult Digital
  • Gigaspaces
  • LSE
  • Lancaster University
  • Datacentred has been a great addition to our global monitoring network. The well-implemented OpenStack API meshes perfectly with the tools we already have in place, and using the service was as easy as signing up and starting our first server.

    Hubert Liu, CTO, Rigor
  • “I have access to expertise to design the solution exactly as I need it, so it costs less.”

    Tom Kirchmaier, Fellow, London School of Economics.
  • “The price-to-performance ratio is phenomenal.”

    Tom Kirchmaier, Fellow, London School of Economics.
  • “This is at-the-edge stuff. Not many people are doing this and it is actually very cool.”

    Tom Kirchmaier, Fellow, London School of Economics.
  • “The advantages of cost and flexibility are very compelling.”

    Peter Love, Senior Research Fellow Experimental Particle Physics Group, Lancaster University.
  • “The technical expertise of DataCentred has helped us share knowledge with other UK institutions.”

    Peter Love, Senior Research Fellow Experimental Particle Physics Group, Lancaster University.