What is Cloud?

 

When you store data on or run programs from the hard drive, that’s called local storage and computing. Everything you need is physically close to you, which means accessing your data is fast and easy, for that one computer, or others on the local network. When you host away from your locality it has come to be known as hosting in the Cloud.

In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. The cloud is used as a metaphor for the Internet, though it is much more than that. It is the ability to self provision resources, to automate functions and procedures, and generally extend the functionality and efficiency of a hosted computer system. All this is done whilst hiding the complexity from the end user.

Cloud is simplification & transformation of the data centre.

The convergence of storage, compute and virtualisation resources into a single solution completely simplifies and transforms the data centre. Using award-winning software-defined & web-scale technologies we provide enterprise grade storage with high performance compute, with built-in security systems to protect data from internal and external intrusion

Cloud-Enabled Managed hosting brings cloudlike consumption and provisioning attributes which is different to traditional hosting. It includes professional services such as security, back-up, load balancing, firewall & network elements, disaster recovery/business continuity and optional application management for database and middleware.

Millennia® only uses data centres in the UK so you are assured that your data will not be held globally.  All data centres are accredited to ISO9001:2008 and ISO27001:2013 and all have redundant 10Gbit/s fibre connections.

A performant, scalable, agile and secure platform providing optimum performance and a seamless user experience. Millennia® becomes an extension of your IT department.

An extension of your IT department : Hosting Benefits

 

  • 100% platform uptime since inception
  • Scalable, user-friendly model : pay as you grow
  • Scale up as well as scale down as markets demand
  • Self-healing infrastructure
  • Dedicated resources charged as a total resource pool – RAM, CPU & storage
  • Known, declared data centres in the UK
  • Known costs, increase only when significant expansion required – fixed contracts
  • Capacity to run all expected workloads with contingency for unexpected workloads
  • Control over data – where it lives, how it is transferred and who has access
  • Input/output performance can be tuned to workload
  • Relieves the user of the management burden of the IT but still have overall control
  • Good for existing applications where workload and scale growth is known
  • Agile, on-demand execution
  • Flexible – virtual machines built to exact resource requirements and not fixed templates
  • Security and fault tolerance built into each layer through a distributed security system protecting data from attack from both outside and inside the data centre
  • Custom designed to user requirements (including user standards, applications, users & processes)
  • Problems prioritised based on understanding of user needs
  • Reliable and flexible hosting service in close liaison with customer IT team
  • Optimum performance and a seamless user experience

 

Indeed, working in close partnership with one of our valued customers has enabled their clients to move to our platform for the hosting of their software with the benefit of out of hours service, 100% availability and the removal of any burden of IT for the client.

Our Datacentres

 

Millennia® only uses data centres in the UK so you are assured that your data will not be held globally.  The main datacentre is in Nottingham with additional facilities at both Maidenhead and Leicester.

We can offer equipment placement in multiple locations for Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery purposes as required, including global load balancing to allow one site to fail over automatically to another for mission critical systems.

All data centres are accredited to ISO9001:2015 and ISO27001:2013 and all have redundant 10Gbit/s fibre connections.

 

Key features
  • 24 x 7 network monitoring
  • 24 x 7 manned security, CCTV and intruder alarms
  • On site generator
  • N+1 air conditioning system
  • Dual zone fire detection & suppression system
  • Dark fibre capability and diverse fibre entry
  • Carrier neutral
  • N+1 UPS Controlled environment – room temperature 24ºC +/- 2ºC
Power
  • Dual independent power feeds, backed up by dual battery string Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPS) systems
  • On site auto cut-in generators – protect services from any single power failure
Support
  • On site technical engineers 24 x 7
  • On site Network Operations Centre (NOC)
Security
  • 24 x 7 Manned Security & Monitoring
  • Internal and External CCTV systems
  • Smart Card access policies
  • Security breach alarms
Environment
  • 24 x 7 environmental monitoring systems
  • Constant evaluation and testing of all systems
  • N+1 redundant Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) system
  • Fully redundant air handling units provide constant fresh airflow
  • Raychem Fluid Detection
  • FM200 fire suppression equipment
Interconnectivity
  • Diverse fibre routing via multiple carriers
  • Truncated internal cable network
  • ODF/DDF (Optical Distribution Frame/Digital Distribution Frame) bandwidth
  • Cross Connection to a number of Tier 1 carriers
  • Internal inventory systems track all cables, circuits and cross-connects
  • Scalable architecture including multiple redundant core switches and routers

Why not contact us?

And see what Millennia can do for you

 

 

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