Weybridge, July 2019 – PeaSoup (Hosting Limited), a disruptive cloud provider has been approved for cloud hosting services via the G-Cloud framework 11. This is the company fifth successful iteration of supplying cloud services to the public via the Government framework scheme.
G-Cloud is a framework, set by the government in 2012 and managed by Crown Commercial Service, where cloud-based solutions are available through the Digital Marketplace. Buying services through this framework is faster and cheaper than entering into individual procurement contracts for both providers and government and public sector organisations. PeaSoup’s focus is on delivering secured, unmanaged cloud solutions and compliant infrastructure as a service (IaaS), disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), and backup and recovery as a service (BRaaS) services.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) enables organisations to swiftly provision and control Virtual Servers, networks and firewalls. The secure and resilient Virtual Data Centre (vDC) environment can be connected to an on-premise environment in a Hybrid computing model, controlled via our fully functional portal interface or directly through SSL-VPN connections.
Disaster Recovery provides real-time protection of workloads into the cloud and can replicate them quickly and easily in case of any technology or natural disasters. Non-disruptive Disaster Recovery testing can be undertaken at any time, the service benefits from cloud automation with full audit capabilities.
Backup and recovery as a service allows organisations to backup their data and send encrypted secondary or tertiary backup copies into a secure air-gapped UK cloud environment. Recovery can be done quickly without interruption to the IT network.
The underlying PeaSoup Cloud is built utilising VMware vCloud Director and hyper-converged storage architecture. It’s classified as a public cloud platform delivered as a secured private cloud, built with the latest Fujitsu hardware in Tier 3 datacentres. The company was one of the first in Europe and fifth in the world to implement this architecture in a datacentre environment.
“Our hyper-converged (HCI) solution means that all customers data resides in the compute layer on multiple servers at any given point. In the event of total server failure, customers would see no reduction in performance, and as additional servers are added, the benefit of better performance, scalability and availability are achieved.” – explains Martin Bradburn, PeaSoup CEO.
The PeaSoup Cloud scales purely on a server by server basis where each cluster will scale to 64 servers (nodes) with Petabytes of data. PeaSoup provides a responsive environment with the capability to scale, meeting the most demanding customer requirements with ease.
PeaSoup was formed to drive innovation and disruption in the Cloud Market. The PeaSoup cloud uses a hyper-converged infrastructure and the company was the first in Europe to use this cloud architecture.
In striving to find competitive advantages through the innovative use of technology and deliver a more efficient service to the customer, PeaSoup focuses on the environmental controls around the servers in the datacentres. The company has recently invested in fully ecological datacentres utilising immersive (liquid) cooling. This technology provides a highly effective deployment, simplification of datacentre design reducing floor space by increasing infrastructure density with no raised floors or aisles separation.