Cloud Hosting

Reduce expenditures, improve availability, and realise your business goals faster

Virtualise with VMware

Use the world’s leading software to virtualise and manage your workload

Customised solutions

Secure managed or unmanaged private, hybrid, and public clouds in all configurations

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Find the freedom your business needs with secure cloud hosting

IT infrastructure, performance and management are critical components of doing business today. However, more systems, more applications, more storage and complex networks can make IT a problem rather than a solution to running a business.

Estimates say as much as 80% of IT budgets is spent on routine maintenance rather than enabling business processes and growth. Companies of all sizes are turning to cloud hosting for the IT needs even faster than Forrester predicted in previous years for that and many more reasons.

These companies realise cloud hosting can turn their IT resources into valuable assets supporting company objectives, rather than being an item on an expense sheet.

Cloud hosting enables businesses to:

  • Respond to changing business needs quickly
  • Reduce total cost of ownership
  • Keep data and applications secure
  • Reduce time to market for new products or services
  • Achieve compliance with regulations
  • Ensure systems and applications are always available
  • Encourage innovation
  • Think strategically

Create your ideal environment with VMware cloud hosting

When you think of the cloud, you might just imagine a room full of servers, or rack after rack of storage arrays. Cloud hosting certainly includes those things, but it is also so much more: It’s nothing less than everything you need to run your business applications according to your requirements. We’ll work with you to understand your requirements to build exactly the cloud you need including the following:

Compute

Not all servers are created equal. Once we understand your application requirements and usage patterns, we will suggest compute resources sufficient to handle your specific demands.

Storage

We will take the time to find out exactly what your storage needs are and recommend solutions so you’ll always have enough secure storage to manage your data.

Network

Every business and application has different needs for bandwidth, security, and latency. We’ll help you design a network that perfectly fits your needs.

Monitoring

It’s impossible to run an IT infrastructure well without proper monitoring. Our cloud hosting helps provide the monitoring you need to meet security, compliance, and performance requirements.

PCI Compliance

Creating and maintaining IT environments that meet your industries specific compliance requirements can be daunting. We have compliance experts to assist each step of the way.

Administration

IT administration can be complex and time consuming. We provide the latest tools and best-in-class virtualisation from VMware and partners to help you simplify management.

Disaster recovery

Organisations large and small are using cloud hosting for their disaster recovery plans. We support everything from simple remote backups to a full disaster recovery as a service.

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There is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” solution with our cloud hosting

Every business is different. That is why we take the time to get to know every customer, their business now, and their plans for the future.

When you choose Netplan’s cloud hosting services, you will be assigned a dedicated account manager who will be your primary point of contact for all your needs. We believe the better we understand your business, the better we can help you create cloud hosting environments to meet your goals for growth, revenue, or product launches.

Our Expertise

We’ve helped our customers deploy over 5,000 VMware virtual servers on our public, their private, or hybrid clouds since 2011. Every single one of these customers received personal attention from our dedicated team to define their cloud hosting architecture including:

  • Storage solutions and backup
  • Network configuration and optimisation
  • Network security and logging
  • Compute performance analysis and sizing
  • Centralised management tools

Cloud solutions from Netplan

Find out more about our cloud hosting product line:

VMware cloud hosting

90% of companies use VMware as their primary virtualisation tool

According to Gartner, VMware continues to be the leader in virtualisation even when there are many open source or free alternatives. The reason is simple: VMware offers the best suite of virtualisation tools and management software available.

We have invested into VMware’s vCloud technology to ensure our cloud hosting is able to help you realise all the benefits of using a cloud architecture. Whether you decide to use our public cloud, or create a private or hybrid cloud, you’ll be sure to have access to the best virtualisation available.

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Web Server Hosting

We offer a choice between dedicated servers or shared solutions, from a range of preconfigured Linux and Windows options alongside cloud solutions.

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Netplan Web Server Hosting

Providing a base for your web server, our data centres offer security and a fully-optimised service for your business. Your web server is fully managed, with access to support 24/7/365. Our data centres are custom-built, using only market leading hardware and we guarantee 100% network uptime, all of the time.

We offer a choice between dedicated servers or shared solutions, from a range of preconfigured Linux and Windows options alongside cloud solutions. We recommend our range of cloud solutions for clients looking for maximum scalability and flexibility, and we offer public, private and hybrid cloud options to suit the needs of your business.

When you choose one of our web server hosting solutions, you’ll enjoy:

  • 100% network uptime guarantee
  • Robust network infrastructure
  • Hardware replacement when necessary
  • A dedicated account management
  • 24/7/365 support providing by qualified technicians
  • Cisco ASA Firewall as standard with further upgrade options available
  • Full account control via your Netplan login

Why Choose Netplan?

Guaranteed Uptime

You’ll enjoy guaranteed 100% network uptime, and also benefit from consistent monitoring and maintenance of your solution, ensuring it is always running at the highest possible standards and fully up-to-date.

Protected Solutions

Your data is safeguarded and fully protected by our ISO-accredited data centres. We meet government IL4 security standards and all our servers are behind a Cisco ASA firewall, ensuring you can have peace of mind when it comes to the security of your data and applications.

Reliable Service

Our fully reliable service allows you to be safe in the knowledge your servers are running like clockwork and allow you to focus on other aspects of your business.

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Exchange Server Hosting

Let us handle your email services, allowing you to focus on your business.

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Netplan Exchange Server Hosting

Setting up and hosting your own email servers can be an expensive and time consuming process, which you can avoid altogether when you opt for our secure, flexible and tailored Microsoft Exchange Server Hosting.

We offer both shared and dedicated Exchange Server hosting, guaranteeing both top security and high performance levels. Microsoft Exchange offers a feature-rich mailbox setup, ideal for enterprise-grade email – Netplan will set up your email services, allowing you to focus on your business and handle your emails effectively without worrying about the technical side of things.

Hosting your Exchange Server with Netplan includes the following features:

  • A dedicated account manager for your solution
  • 24/7/365 access to qualified support technicians
  • Shared Cisco ASA firewall as standard with the option of further upgrades
  • 100% network uptime guarantee
  • Full control of your solution via your Netplan login

Why Choose Netplan?

Qualified Support

We have qualified and experienced Microsoft technicians available 24/7/365 to provide you with advice, guidance and technical support whenever you need it. We know Microsoft Exchange inside out and can provide you with solutions in every instance, whenever you need them.

Robust Security

Our custom-built data centres are secured to IL4 government standards and are ISO-accredited, guaranteeing the security of your solution. Your solution is also sat behind a Cisco ASA Firewall and for Exchange solutions we also incorporate anti-virus and anti-spam services to help streamline your business communications and protect your solution even further.

Uptime Guarantee

We guarantee 100% uptime for all our clients solutions, as we know how damaging downtime can be, especially when it comes to your email and communications. We also guarantee quick and efficient hardware replacement where necessary and strive to ensure you are always connected.

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Sharepoint Hosting

Our solutions are both robust and flexible, and enhance the effectiveness of SharePoint for your business.

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Netplan SharePoint Hosting

Investing in Microsoft SharePoint is a great way of streamlining your business communications and remaining abreast of all the needs of your business and changes in the market. SharePoint can become an integral part of your business, so it makes sense to ensure you have a strong and reliable infrastructure to run it on.

Our SharePoint hosting offers market leading security, robust enterprise-grade hardware and rapid support when required, to ensure you have instant access to help and advice when you need it. Our solutions are both robust and flexible, and enhance the effectiveness of SharePoint for your business.

With our SharePoint hosting solutions you have the option of a dedicated Windows server or private cloud for your own separate server space, or you can opt for shared facilities, dependent on your business’ requirements.

Our solutions offer the flexibility you need to work from anywhere and access and share your data instantly, and we ensure your solutions are always accessible, with no downtime.

Every client who chooses to host their database server with Netplan benefits from:

  • 100% network uptime guarantee
  • Superfast support response 24/7/365
  • Robust and optimised network infrastructure
  • Quick hardware replacement
  • A dedicated account manager
  • Shared Cisco ASA Firewall provided as standard with further upgrade options available
  • Full control via your Netplan login

Why Choose Netplan?

Top Security

All of our client solutions are housed in our ISO-accredited data centres which are secured to IL4 government standards. Furthermore, we offer Cisco ASA Firewall as standard which ensures all of your data is fully protected.

Reliable Service

Our hosting network has been optimised to deliver speed and efficiency and offer optimised conditions for hosting your solutions. Our enterprise-level data centres guarantee failsafe routes to the Internet and we guarantee 100% uptime and high performance.

Expert Support

Rapid response support is available at all times, 24/7/365 with Netplan and our expert technicians and engineers are available whenever you need them to provide advice, guidance and tailored support. We are a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner so have the exact knowledge base you need for any SharePoint issues or concerns.

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eCommerce Hosting

Our eCommerce hosting solutions are fast, secure and available with a range of options available to you.

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Netplan eCommerce Hosting

Running an eCommerce site requires speed, reliability and security to a high level, allowing your customers to easily browse and buy from your store. Our eCommerce hosting solutions are fast, secure and available and there are a range of options available to you to make sure you have the set up your business needs. You can choose between optimised Magento servers, dedicated Windows or Linux servers or a hybrid/private cloud solution – our dedicated and experienced team will help you choose the right solution for your needs.

Our solutions are tailored to your business needs, and you’ll benefit from:

24/7 Availability

Our eCommerce solutions are protected by our 100% network uptime guarantee, ensuring customers can shop at your site whenever they like. This availability also applies to our support team, who are on hand 24/7/365, to benefit from their expert advice and guidance.

Full Security

We house all our servers in our ultra-secure data centres which are both PCI compliant and protected by a Cisco ASA Firewall. Your solution is protected to the highest industry standards.

Top Speeds

Our expert engineers are well versed in a range of different database solutions and can support MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL and PostgreSQL. Our team are available 24/7/365 to provide you with direct support, guidance or answer any queries and we respond as quickly as possible to ensure your issues are dealt with efficiently.

Magento Hosting Solutions

With speed at the heart of their design, our Magento hosting solutions ensure that you keep your customers happy. A slow site will see potential customers clicking away without purchasing – this is why we have developed a swift and efficient solution which is optimised for resource-rich Magento sites.

Since Magento was released, we’ve strived to offer a fully optimised solution for eCommerce sites, making the most of the innovative solution. We work to ensure that every one of our clients with a Magento store benefits from top speeds and a solution which is able to handle spikes in traffic.

Windows and Linux eCommerce Solutions

We offer a choice between dedicated Linux or Windows servers and – once you’ve chosen which best suits your needs – we will build your solution, specifically tailored to your eCommerce needs. We offer a range of different operating systems including Red Hat Enterprise, Debian, Ubuntu, CentOS and Windows.

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SaaS and Application Hosting

We recognise the importance of offering a system which is built to last and ensures the robust security of your data and applications.

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Software as a Service (SaaS) and Application Hosting

Providing you with a failsafe solution to store and run your data and apps, our SaaS-compatible server platform is designed for ease of access and full security. Through our platform you can instantly access your software and applications, and it is set up to make sure you can access them via any device, wherever you may be.

We recognise the importance of offering a system which is built to last and ensures the robust security of your data and applications. Our servers are built from hardware produced by market-leading manufacturers, further supported by our expert technicians, who are on hand when you need them, 24 hours a day.

With both virtual and dedicated SaaS-compatible servers you can benefit from:

  • Exceptional security through hosting in our ISO-accredited data centres, the guarantee of our market leading SLAs and Cisco ASA Firewall as standard
  • A budget-friendly solution, as you purchase both infrastructure and management as service
  • Flexibility, so you can enjoy new technology as it emerges
  • Qualified engineers managing your solution on a day to day basis and accessible round-the-clock if required/li>
  • Easy remote working which brings flexibility and productivity to your workplace

Why Choose Netplan?

Reliability Guarantee

We understand that your business cannot afford downtime and that’s why we have a 100% uptime guarantee, supported by quick access to expert technicians when you need them. Our quick response support ensures all queries and issues are handled quickly and efficiently and we also react quickly should we need to replace your hardware. All of this is kept in check through regular server monitoring.

Robust Security

We know how important your applications and data are to your business and that’s why we protect it securely in every way we can. Our data centres our ISO-accredited and they are secured to UK government IL4 standards. We also position your solutions behind our Cisco ASA firewall as standard, adding a further layer of security.

Quick Support

You can feel safe in the knowledge that your solutions are safe when you hand them over to our expert engineers. As well as managing and monitoring your solution they are available 24/7/365 so you can be assured your critical applications and software runs without fail. Quick responses ensure any issues or queries are handled professionally and you are more than satisfied at all times.

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Hosting Solutions

Netplan provides the right solution, engineered to your needs.

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Netplan Hosting Solutions

Whatever your hosting requirements, our range of solutions provides something to fit your needs. Whether you have an eCommerce shop to host, a database or a Microsoft Exchange server, Netplan provides the right solution, engineered to your needs. Our dedicated server hosting solutions are fully tailored and benefit from support and backing from our qualified and dedicated team of technicians, available 24/7/365.

Our range of hosting solutions includes:

SaaS and Application Hosting

Netplan specialises in creating solutions to meet the needs of the client and this is possible with AWS too. We offer the flexible requirements you need, and integrate the AWS public cloud solution with other elements including a secure private cloud for customer data and any sensitive information you may need to keep private.

Ecommerce Hosting

Speed and reliability are essential for success in eCommerce and we offer superfast, reliable and secure eCommerce server hosting solutions. You can choose between Magento servers, dedicated Linux or Windows servers or a range of hybrid and private cloud solutions to suit your eCommerce needs.

SharePoint Hosting

We offer a range of preconfigured and ready-to-go dedicated Windows server options, perfectly optimised for SharePoint hosting. With us, you benefit from a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, guaranteed 100% network uptime and 24-hour access to qualified technical support.

Exchange Server Hosting

For hassle-free business standard email, our secure-yet-flexible Exchange server hosting solutions ensure ease of use and peace of mind. We offer both shared and dedicated Exchange server hosting and offer built-in anti-virus and anti-spam for further security. We also guarantee 100% uptime.

Web Server Hosting

With a choice of Windows or Linux servers, our web server hosting solutions are designed to fit your business needs. We guarantee 100% network uptime and ensure our expert technicians are available 24/7 to assist and support you with any queries or issues.

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Database Servers

Choosing a database server with us provides you with access to our highly-qualified and experienced technicians.

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Netplan Database Servers

Many businesses are critically dependent on data, making the protection of this data integral to the success and running of the business. A secure, reliable and well-built database server is an essential for all businesses that depend on their data, and it helps to ensure that it is both safeguarded and hosted securely.

Choosing Netplan to host your database guarantees a service which protects your data and keeps it safeguarded without risk. Choosing a database server with us provides you with access to our highly-qualified and experienced technicians, available 24/7/365, on hand when you need them to manage and support your chosen database solution.

All database servers are housed in our enterprise-level data centres which are secured to the highest possible industry standards and guarantee the safety of your data. We are also PCI compliant and ISO 27001 accredited which provides further peace of mind and guarantee that your data is completely secured and regularly backed up.

We offer a range of different market leading database solutions and so you simply have to choose which is the best option from your business from: Oracle, MySQL, MS SQL and PostgrSQL.

Every client who chooses to host their database server with Netplan benefits from:

  • High availability
  • Fault tolerance
  • Auto deployment
  • Centralised management
  • Live migration
  • Secure processing and storage
  • Load balancing
  • No single point of failure
  • 100% Uptime
  • And more

Why Choose Netplan?

Security Guaranteed

With ISO-accredited data centres which meet UK government safety standards you can be assured of the security of your solution. Our solutions come with Cisco ASA firewall as standard for your further peace-of-mind. Also, as our data centres are privately owned by us and custom-built by us we have a complete and implicit understanding of every element of our centres are in control of the physical security of the centres too.

Reliability Assured

We have a 100% network uptime guarantee for a reason, because it never fails and we provide speedy support and expert help whenever you require it. We provide hardware replacement at speed and this is all combined with regular and proactive monitoring of all our data centres and individual servers, assuring the reliability of your database server.

Experts on Hand

Our expert engineers are well versed in a range of different database solutions and can support MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL and PostgreSQL. Our team are available 24/7/365 to provide you with direct support, guidance or answer any queries and we respond as quickly as possible to ensure your issues are dealt with efficiently.

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Magento Servers

Find out more about Netplan's alternative with our fully-managed and monitored Magento Server options

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Magento Server

Built to handle all your Magento sites, our Magento Servers efficiently manage resource-intensive sites. A dedicated server is a big investment for any business, which is why Netplan offers an alternative with our fully-managed and monitored Magento Server options, fully optimised, preconfigured and designed to run Magento.

Magento and Magento 2.0 have an entirely new and unique approach to stack design, which our Magento engineers are well-versed and experienced in. Since the launch of Magento in 2008, our engineers have ensured their knowledge is always up to date so our Magento-optimised stack server is primed for clients of all requirements. Our hardware offers top speeds, high performance and availability.

We recognise the need for speed in eCommerce, which is why our Magento stack is engineered precisely to ensure top speeds at all times. This is further enhanced by our innovative approach which brings together quality, robust hardware and market-leading software to ensure the highest levels of performance at all times. We employ experts in Magento who both ensure our server is maintained and kept up to date and also provide direct customer service to our clients, ensuring the exact knowledge base our clients need whenever they contact our team.

Magento Server Additional Features

Add some of these extras to your solution to maximise performance:

Accelerate

Ultra-fast site speed with Webcelerator

Clustering

Maximum availability with HA clustering technology

BCP

Business Continuity Platform ensures minimal downtime

Backup

Market-leading backup solutions for peace of mind

 
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Windows Dedicated Servers

Access enterprise-grade hardware and support from our expert team of Windows trained and experienced engineers and technicians.

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Netplan Windows Servers

Utilising our Windows dedicated servers provides you with access to enterprise-grade hardware and support from our expert team of Windows trained and experienced engineers and technicians. Netplan provides you with a robust, secure and reliable Windows server solution.

Netplan Windows Servers

Choosing our dedicated Windows servers will give you:

Optimal Security

We ensure all of our data centres are ISO 27001 certified and PCI compliant. We provide security to UK government IL4 standards and this guarantees your server is protected to the highest possible levels at all times. We also provide Cisco ASA Firewall as standard with our Windows server solutions.

Expert Support

We employ specialist Microsoft trained and experienced technicians who have the knowledge and the expertise to manage and monitor your servers. Our support team offers great customer care as well as technical support and they are available whenever you need them.

SSD as Standard

All our servers are implemented with solid state drivers which ensures enhanced performance and efficiency, even when applications require high random read IOPs.

Enterprise-Ready Data Centres

We ensure our data centres are equipped with the latest technology and are secured to the highest level. Each of our centres has been built to the highest industry standards and is also ISO-accredited. Our infrastructure is of the most robust, high grade and is enterprise-ready, ensuring the best levels of performance and a service which exceeds expectations.

Guaranteed Speed

Our multi-10GB network features multi-homing which guarantees top speeds and straightforward routes to the Internet without fail. Our data centres are based at different locations to ensure they can connect to a range of peering and transit connections, ensuring our guarantee of 100% uptime.

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Cloud Services

Our flexible solutions ensure your business has the ideal setup for its needs.

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Cloud Services

Netplan specialises in providing versatile, specially-tailored and scalable cloud solutions for businesses of all sizes and in all industries. Our flexible solutions ensure your business has the ideal setup for its needs. Whether your focus is security, fast growth or you’re in need of a setup which values compliance above all else, we can work together to configure a solution to suit your business’ needs.

Our cloud solutions fall into three broad categories and our specialists can help advise which type is right for your business.

Cloud

Public Cloud

Netplan Public Cloud solutions are designed to be easy to get started with, easy to grow quickly and are available with our range of managed services as well as 24/7/365 technical support accessible as and when you need it.

Netplan’s Public Cloud provides you with access with a full selection of different services and solutions from data storage to developer tools and network services and much more.

Private Cloud

Choosing Netplan for your private cloud requirements means you are investing in market leading VMWare technology. Netplan’s VMWare-powered private cloud allows you to benefit from the advanced functionality it offers and, with our support, configure a private cloud environment which perfectly suits your business’ needs.

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Hybrid Cloud

The right fit for your business may not be an ‘off-the-shelf’ solution, which is why our hybrid cloud solutions are very popular. Some of the best infrastructure for websites and apps require both public and private cloud environments, as well as connections to dedicated hardware where necessary. Hybrid cloud models are designed to cater exactly to your requirements and at Netplan we can configure and engineer the perfect hybrid combination to suit your business.

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Linux Dedicated Servers

you can trust our extensive Linux expertise

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Let our dedicated Linux experts help you

Opting for our Linux dedicated servers option lets your business to benefit from best-of-breed technology and our exceptional levels of customer care and service. Adding to this, our experienced technical professionals – with extensive Linux expertise – ensure you have access to the technology you need alongside support, as and when it’s required. Linux servers from Netplan guarantee that your business is being cared for by genuine experts.

Netplan Linux Servers

Choosing our dedicated Linux servers gives you the following benefits:

Top Level Security

All our data centres are ISO 27001 certified and secured to UK government IL4 standards as well as PCI compliant. This ensures you are protected to the highest levels of security at all times and we also provide Cisco ASA Firewalls as standard for all of our Linux solutions.

Professional Support

Our Linux technicians and engineers have all of the experience you need to ensure the servers are offering exactly what you need. You’ll soon get to know the support team well and come to rely on what they offer and they have the expertise to support Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian and RedHat. Our team are available whenever you need them, 24/7/365.

24/7 Availability

As well as having constant access to our support team should you require it we also guarantee 100% network uptime and this ensures your business is always online. If issues occur, we react proactively and ensure hardware replacement is quick and server monitoring is consistent to maintain our uptime guarantee.

SSD as Standard

Our servers are implemented with solid state drivers as standard which further enhances performance and ensures high performance even with applications that require multiple random read IOPs.

Superfast Speeds

The Netplan network is a multi-10GB solution with multi-homing which delivers top speed and failsafe routes to the Internet every time. Our data centres are based in a range of locations allowing them to connect to a range of transit and peering connections, further ensuring our uptime guarantee.

Sophisticated Data Centres

Our data centres provide the safe and secure based for your server and each data centre has been built to the highest industry standards and is ISO-accredited. We ensure you have access to only the highest levels of enterprise-grade infrastructure and everything is positioned to offer the highest levels of service and optimised performance.

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Dedicated Servers

Removing the daily hassle that comes with managing, maintaining and updating your own private server infrastructure

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Dedicated servers for your business

Our dedicated server hosting services remove the daily hassle that comes with managing, maintaining and updating your own private server infrastructure. Choosing our service gives you a range of choices and, by choosing Netplan for your dedicated server hosting, you benefit from the latest technology, service and support, with our technical team on hand whenever you need them.

Our range of dedicated server options are:

  • Linux dedicated server
  • Windows dedicated server
  • Magento server
  • Database server

Choose from our dedicated server options, and benefit from:

  • 100% network uptime guarantee
  • Optimised infrastructure
  • Speedy hardware replacement
  • Dedicated account manager and access to technical support team
  • 24/7/365 expert technical support
  • Cisco ASA Firewall with optional firewall upgrades available and easy configuration through your Netplan account
  • Full control and management of your account with your login details
  • Flexibility as you can customise your setup to your needs

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VMWare vCloud hosting

The Netplan public cloud is proud to be one of over 400,000 organisations using VMware for virtualisation

Lower costs

Move high capital expenses to lower operational expenses using a public cloud

On demand

Allocate or request resources for immediate availability when you need them

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VMware vCloud powered public cloud

Organisations facing a future of never-ending lifecycle upgrades on existing hardware are looking to find a better way. The truth is public clouds offer better security, more flexibility, reduced costs, and an almost endless ability to expand your IT resources. With a VMware vCloud powered public cloud, you can have it all without the burden of everyday IT administration and annual capital expenditures.

By using vCloud, we’re able to quickly allocate, provision, and secure firewalls to meet your requirements. And if you have the need, you can also use vCloud on our cloud to manage your own virtual data centre for your company.

Every public cloud customer receives:

  • Secure resources in Tier 3/4 data centres
  • Enterprise infrastructure with no single point of failure
  • Low latency network guarantees
  • Guaranteed 100% uptime SLA
  • Server backups (tailored to your requirements)
  • Convenient management tools
  • Option for fully managed servers
  • Support from highly trained certified VMware experts

Operate your own virtual data centre

Customers needing data centre capability, but not the capital investment or management burden can create a virtual data centre on our infrastructure using VMware vCloud. A software defined data centre allows your staff to provision services and resources in just minutes. It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3:

1: Install OS and applications

You’re completely free to install exactly what you need to run your applications

2: Allocate resources

Assign servers, storage and networking resources to align with your specific requirements

3: Configure firewall policies

Maintain your security by taking control of the firewalls used to protect your virtual data centre.

If you have your own pre-designed server images, these steps are even easier. If you don’t, we have a public catalogue of images to enable rapid provisioning.

Be “blown away” by our experience

Even for organisations that have used virtualisation for years, using a public cloud or your own virtual data centre will be a new experience. Our team has helped our customer’s provision over 5,000 servers on our data centres. That kind of experience can’t be found in most companies, or in every vCloud hosting provider.

Our goal is to apply our experience to your custom solution on our public cloud. We’ll get you up and running fast, provide information and training to your staff, or optionally fully manage your virtual data centre for you.

"We have been blown away with the support from Netplan technical resources."

David Meadows
Senior IT Consultant, IT reseller

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Cloud hosting designed around you

Many cloud providers offer pre-packaged services and equipment. We design your cloud hosting solution around you and your business. Our focus remains firmly on you, and not just selling you access to equipment we already have in our datacentre. Every customer can expect the following benefits when you host your cloud with us:

Dedicated account manager

We can’t help you if we don’t get to know you. You’ll always have a single dedicated account manager who knows you and your business.

Built for growth and change

Companies expand, objectives change, new initiatives are started. Your vCloud public cloud can be designed, expanded or changed to meet your needs now and in the future.

Support through migration

Transitioning to a public cloud isn’t always easy. We don’t abandon you after the contract is signed. We’ll help manage the migration to keep you on schedule and budget as well as help you decide how much public cloud resources you need.

Access to VMware software suites

We use VMware vCloud enterprise edition to manage our public clouds. Every customer has access to the core suite of tools, with the ability to add on others. VMware license management can be a thing of the past.

Expertise always ready

Our staff of certified specialists in VMware, Windows, Linux, Cisco, and others are always on hand 24/7/365 to respond to support requests.

Guaranteed SLAs

We guarantee SLAs on uptime, latency and support response times. If we don’t meet the times or latency specified in your contract, we’ll give your money back.

Who’s managing the public cloud?

As a public cloud user, you don’t have to worry about managing the physical hardware of your IT infrastructure. Your service provider has that responsibility, which makes them as important, if not more important, than your choice of virtualisation platform.

We invest heavily into our infrastructure to ensure optimal performance and efficiency:

  • Enterprise NetApp SANs
  • Intel’s latest processors
  • A redundant architecture with no single point of failure
  • Proactive monitoring to ensure our 100% uptime and low latency SLAs
  • Hardware refresh policies in line with best practices

You can feel safe on Netplan’s public cloud knowing we’re working hard behind the scenes on monitoring, upgrading, logging, backups, and security.

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VMware Private Cloud Hosting

Accelerate and expand your business with a VMware vCloud powered private cloud hosting

Secure

Only you have access to dedicated systems

Agile

Quickly respond when needs change

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Innovate, strategise, and grow your business with a private cloud

Amazing things can happen when your IT infrastructure becomes a platform to empower your business, rather than merely “support” it.

While cost savings is the primary motivator for transitioning to a hosted cloud solution, studies show companies report surprising benefits beyond saving 50% or more on IT costs. Using a private cloud to offer IT as a service to your company enables experimentation, innovation, and accelerates expansion into new product areas.

Before the cloud, every business initiative required IT to change to support it – new capital expenditures, training, long lead times for purchases, integration and testing. But now, with a private cloud, you’re free to allocate resources on demand to directly enable business objectives.

What’s included in a VMware hosted private cloud?

  • Dedicated compute, storage, and/or network resources
  • Access to VMware vCloud enterprise edition
  • Secure physical and virtual environments
  • Real time dynamic resource allocation
  • Upgrade hardware without interruption with “live add” capability
  • High availability and VM mobility
  • Can include a few or many servers: size doesn’t matter
  • Options for managed or unmanaged hosting
  • Performance when you need it

Benefits of a hosted private cloud

Realising the benefits of a private cloud involves more than just creating an IT infrastructure. It’s about managing the resources as a service to benefit your business. It’s a mindset difference many IT departments struggle to implement.

It’s a service

When you treat your private cloud as a service, it means departments request and receive just the IT resources they need. Forget about old, stove-piped IT solutions in each department.

Training

Our experts can train your staff on how to use the full power of the cloud. We live and breathe the cloud and understand it’s about more than the tools – it’s what works for you.

All possibilities

There are as many private cloud configurations as there are companies. What you need depends on you, your existing requirements and where you may need in the future.

Quickly see benefits

In one VMware case study, a company managed to realise both productivity and efficiency gains in less than four weeks. Once deployed, you’ll be surprised how quickly you could see the benefits too.

Truly agile

Hosting a private cloud provides the ability to quickly respond to any business need. If the existing resources aren’t enough, we can simply add more without the need for you to make major capital expenditures, install, integrate or test.

Performance

Dedicated resources mean you’ll always have the power, storage, and network bandwidth you need for your most demanding applications. You’ll never worry about whose sharing the hardware with you.

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Expertise, experience, and partnership for your private cloud

Setting up a private cloud environment in a secure data centre is really just part of the story. In reality, the journey to a private cloud is as important as the final result.

Our hosted private cloud services go beyond signing a contract to create a private cloud. We know you are looking ahead to the end point and the benefits, and our goal is to get you there as quickly and painlessly as possible. But defining your requirements, sizing the compute resources to match, and then supporting you through the migration are all key aspects of what we offer, and what makes us different than other hosting providers.

We’ve helped small businesses and large multinational corporations create custom private clouds. Call us today to find out how we can become your partner in successfully creating a private cloud to empower your business.

PCI DSS compliant private cloud specialists

Companies that handle credit card information require special considerations for their private clouds. It’s a requirement to be PCI DSS compliant, which increases the complexity of the project. As a Visa certified Level 1 PCI compliant hosting provider, we can help you “build-in” compliance to any private cloud solution.

  • Physical Security
  • Perimeter security
  • Application security
  • Network security
  • Server security
  • Incident response
  • Administrative security
  • Data backup
  • Secure data deletion
  • Security audits and logs
  • Access control
  • Data management

Private cloud hosting example setup

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Private Cloud Hosting Environment

Global corporations trust us to host their private clouds

AXA Travel Insurance, AXA Assistance, LANDesk and TrustPay Global are just some of our customers. Whether you need a private cloud to ensure optimum performance, or to meet security and regulation compliance, these companies know you can find that and more with Netplan.

"We needed a powerful, instantly accessible platform which would allow us to serve customers requests 24x7. Netplan offered us enterprise grade hybrid cloud solution which provides us scalable capacities on demand with 100% uptime. We have been blown away with the support from Netplan technical resources."

David Meadows
Senior IT Consultant, IT reseller

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VMware Hybrid Cloud Hosting

Hybrid clouds enable you to meet all your performance, security, compliance and cost requirements

On demand

Add or remove capacity as your business needs change

Flexible

Move applications, workloads and data between clouds as needed

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55% of companies will be using a hybrid cloud

Recent surveys show 42% of organisations worldwide are using hybrid clouds. Within two years over 55% will transition to a hybrid cloud, and within 5 years the overwhelming majority of companies will be using hybrid clouds.

These numbers aren’t surprising. For many companies, a hybrid cloud solution represents the best the cloud has to offer. You can leverage the flexibility, agility and costs savings of the public cloud, but still maintain the security, performance, and compliance you need for applications in your private cloud.

Our vCloud infrastructure, vSphere, and vConnector together provide:

  • Management of the entire cloud from within vSphere
  • A single content catalog across your hybrid cloud
  • Easily move workloads, VMs, vApps, and templates between clouds
  • Software defined data centres provide seamless networking
  • Enterprise infrastructure with no single point of failure
  • 100% uptime SLA on public cloud (and private if you host with us)
VMware Hybrid cloud hosting example

What is a hybrid cloud?

Hybrid clouds are just what the name implies: a combination of a private cloud and a public cloud used together by a single organisation. The private cloud can be internal, or also hosted with a service provider. Both the private and public clouds are usually virtualised using common software such as VMware vSphere.

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How to put a hybrid cloud to work for you

Management

Because a hybrid cloud uses vSphere and vCenter, you can manage all your resources – public and private – from the same interface your IT already knows. No need to learn a new management suite.

Cost savings

Public clouds are attractive in part because of the cost savings they provide. A hybrid cloud allows you to take advantage of those savings for data and applications that don’t require your private cloud.

Availability

Our public cloud has a guaranteed 100% uptime SLA. Because of the redundant resources, proactive monitoring, and technical expertise, your hybrid cloud will always be there to run your applications.

Flexibility

Using vCloud connector you can provision, deploy or move VMs between your public and private clouds as easily as you can within a single cloud. All in a few clicks.

Respond to changes

The virtually unlimited resources of the public cloud mean you can take advantage of business opportunities as they arise without having to make capital investments, install and integrate new hardware.

Your own datacentre

A hybrid cloud can operate as one virtual data centre for your business and put IT to work for you fueling innovation, product or service development, experimentation, and new revenue streams.

Expertise, experience, and partnership for your hybrid cloud

Setting up a hybrid cloud environment can be a time consuming and stressful process. But it doesn’t have to be if you chose to use Netplan as your cloud hosting provider.

Our hosted cloud services go beyond signing a contract to create your cloud. We know you are looking ahead to the end point and the benefits, and our goal is to get you there as quickly and painlessly as possible. But defining your requirements, sizing the compute resources to match, and then supporting you through the migration are all key aspects of what we offer, and what makes us different than other hosting providers.

We’ve helped small businesses and large multinational corporations create custom hybrid clouds. Call us today to find out how we can become your partner in successfully creating a hybrid cloud to empower your business.

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Cloud Desktop Hosting

Streamline your operations by using our Desktop as a Service

Connect anywhere

Access your desktops from any device with Internet access

Simplify

Run all desktops from a single image, update and patch once

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Simplify desktop management and lower IT costs

Estimates say 80% of IT budgets are spent on maintenance tasks. This is arguably especially true for managing individual employee desktop and laptop systems.

Virtualisation and the cloud offer an alternative to time intensive desktop management. Our Desktop as a Service, or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, enables you to simplify management, reduce IT costs, and offer you an easier path to upgrading legacy applications and operating systems.

Streamline your desktop IT management

  • Use the same image for every user, or each user type
  • Avoid unnecessary hardware upgrades due to OS updates
  • Consolidate costs with pay as you go pricing
  • Install applications, update drivers, and patches once
  • Just one system to test and troubleshoot

What is desktop hosting?

Hosted desktops are virtualised desktop environments, including applications, operating systems residing in the cloud. Desktop as a Service (DaaS) is a service providing the infrastructure and virtualisation tools to host your company’s desktop systems. Employees can log in using any system connected to the internet and run their “desktop” as though it were physically there.

Hosted Desktop Example

Struggling with BYOD?

Employees today often access work email, files, and applications from their personal devices. This creates a management and security nightmare for IT departments working hard to maintain configuration control and minimise security risks.

Cloud hosted desktops help mitigate BYOD issues by allowing employees to access the standard desktop configuration and application from any device connected to the internet. Files and applications remain on the server, reducing security risks. Employees also can’t introduce new software, devices, drivers, or applications into the virtual desktop without IT approval.

Want to know more about BYOD and desktop cloud hosting? Contact us today to see how we can help.

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Why use Netplan’s cloud hosting

You'll see the Netplan difference from your very first conversation with us

Dedicated support

Dedicated support managers to focus on your business

Guaranteed SLAs

Guaranteed uptime and response times or your money back

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Customised hosting solutions for your business

We take the time to get to know every customer, their business now, and their plans for the future. Then we work together with them to design, build and deploy exactly the cloud hosting environment they need.

Since 2011 our customers have deployed over 5,000 VMware VMs in our hosted environments. Whatever your business objectives, we’ve probably already built an infrastructure similar to what you need. Our experience, combined with your requirements, can streamline the process of migrating to your cloud hosted solution.

Our VMware vCloud based cloud hosting provides:

  • High availability
  • Fault tolerance
  • Auto deployment
  • Centralised management
  • Live migration
  • Secure processing and storage
  • Load balancing
  • No single point of failure
  • 100% Uptime
  • And more

Cloud hosting designed around you, not our data centres

Many cloud providers offer pre-packaged services and equipment. We design your cloud hosting solution around you and your business. Our focus remains firmly on you, and not just selling you equipment we already have in our datacentre. Every customer can expect the following benefits when you host your cloud with us:

Dedicated account manager

We can’t help you if we don’t get to know you. You’ll always have a single dedicated account manager who knows you and your business.

Built for growth and change

Companies expand, objectives change, new initiatives are started. Your cloud hosting can be designed, expanded or changed to meet your needs now and in the future.

Support through migration

Moving your applications, data, and processes to the cloud can be complicated. But we don’t abandon you after the contract is signed. We’ll help manage the migration to keep you on schedule and budget.

Choice of locations

Whether you’re a small local UK business, or a global giant, we have multiple data centre locations around the world. You can have points of presence wherever you need them.

Expertise always ready

Netplan staff are certified specialists in VMware, Microsoft, Linux, Cisco, and others. We are always on hand 24/7/365 to respond to support requests.

Guaranteed SLAs

We guarantee SLAs on uptime, latency and support response times. If we don’t meet the times or latency specified in your contract, we’ll give your money back.

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How can we customise your, and every customer’s, cloud hosting?

How we do this...

We don’t believe in a “one-size-fits-all” cloud hosting. Of course, we have our preferred vendors and configurations we find to be most efficient. But you’re never locked in to using them. Our goal is to first meet your needs, even if that means a different storage vendor or networking switch.

We’re able to do this because we own and operate our entire infrastructure in our data centres. This means we can customise every customer’s solution. It also allows us to offer and guarantee our aggressive SLAs for all our customers cloud hosting environments.

Cloud solutions from Netplan

Private, public, hybrid, or desktop, we can build the solution you need today and in the future.

Service is our commitment to you

Personalised service, guaranteed SLAs, training and support are core principles of our business. We look to exceed expectations whenever possible, and offer you a better experience than any other cloud hosting provider.

"Netplan’s compliance suite coupled with an experienced and responsive team ensured that we were able to meet our aggressive timescales, satisfy our QSAs and deliver the solution we required to exceed the standards set by PCI DSS"

Billy Lewis
COO, TrustPay Global

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