Our Cloud Platform

System Professional’s managed hosting service delivers enterprise-level computing, storage, backup, security and management from six UK data centres.

 

Cloud hosting is a vital part of your IT strategy

The System Professional service capability has been built and designed to deliver optimised performance, resilience, high availability, security and management. System Professional’s data centre infrastructure is provided to customers on a consumption basis. Clients only pay for the compute and storage resources that they actually use.

 

Data Centres

Both of the System Professional data centres have primary and secondary power feeds and primary and secondary WAN connections, provided by different utility and communications companies. The data centres themselves are managed by two independent operators, so there is no single point of failure in the supply chain. Reducing the risk of failure is a vital part of understanding our cloud hosting infrastructure.

 

Data Centre Infrastructure

Within the data centres, there are dual power feeds and communications lines to our server racks where we have deployed Tier 1 Vendor hardware, including HP ProLiant servers and Blades, 10Gbe HP ProCurve networking, Cisco ASA Firewalls, KEMP LoadMaster load balancing and Nimble and HP Storage Arrays.

The core network switches, firewalls and load balancers operate in active/active pairs and all servers have multiple Network Interface Cards (NICs) and dual Power Supply Units. As such, there is no single point of failure anywhere in the hardware stack.

As a VMware Enterprise Partner, System Professional has deployed a similarly Tier 1 VMware vSphere Enterprise class virtual environment, which includes many high availability features such as vSphere vMotion and Fault Tolerance. We also support a Microsoft Hyper-V environment.

 

IP Transit Service

System Professional operate a fully multi-homed and highly resilient IP transit service. Our network is based entirely on Nimble, HP, Super Micro and Cisco hardware and has an extremely high level of resilience and diversity in both its physical and logical routing.
Key facts about our BGP / IP transit network:

  1. Very high capacity – No full transit edge ports are smaller than 10GB.
  2. All backbone links are in multiples of 10GB.
  3. Fully IPv6 capable
  4. System Professional provide a range of consulting services to enable the customer’s migration to the cloud and the new hosting platform.

 

 

Cloud Hosting Consulting and Services

With an IT Consulting and Project delivery capability, System Professional can provide a full wrap-around service to ensure the migration from an on-premise IT infrastructure to a cloud hosted service is delivered on time and to pre-determined specifications.

  1. Consultative approach, end to end migration assistance
  2. Guaranteed UK Data Storage (Hampshire / Kent data centre locations)
  3. Diverse data centre locations and ownership
  4. Unrestricted O/S Support
  5. Free of charge DR included with IaaS offerings
  6. Backup / Archive long term storage available
  7. “Best of Breed” optimised infrastructure, utilising VMware, Veeam, SSD Flash Storage, Storage Tiering and Advanced Networking
  8. BGP Public IP failover
  9. Onsite Appliance available to support pure hosted options (e.g. local authentication, PC imaging, DNS, DFS etc.)
  10. 24/7 Support
  11. MS Office 365, SharePoint, System Center / SCCM Consultancy
  12. Migration services and ongoing support
  13. RIPE accredited
  14. System Professional enhancements are released throughout the year.

 

 

Expected enhancements over the next 12 months include:

  1. BGP Failover to secondary data centre
  2. Online access to service monitoring and statistics
  3. Enhanced real time DR services
  4. New SSL offloading service
  5. New online service management portal

 

 

Customers References

For more information about our data centre facilities or technical accreditations, please get in touch. We are proud of our industry-leading infrastructure and our track record of helping businesses move into the cloud.

 

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