The Easynet Cloud portfolio is a fully integrated solution that directly integrates multiple public cloud offerings such as Amazon EC2 with their Easynet Enterprise cloud, and allows businesses to choose where their data is stored and where it is supported, as well as choosing between managed and self-service options.
At the centre of the solution is a single customer interface, allowing users to configure and deploy the solution across public and dedicated hosting environments. Users can migrate virtual machines from one cloud provider to another within the service. For example, a customer can migrate from their test and development platform located within Amazon EC2 to their live production environment located within the Easynet Enterprise Cloud.
The Easynet Cloud platforms are located in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Milan and Madrid and are fully meshed into the Easynet Global MPLS carrier integration facility. Additionally businesses can access the technologies over a selection of different paths, from 4G mobile, microwave and satellite, through copper and fibre Ethernet.
The solution is available as a pure self-service approach or as a completely managed service incorporating a range of standard options for security, storage, firewalls, load-balancing, application management and disaster recovery service.
Commenting on the launch Philip Grannum, Easynet’s Managing Director of Cloud, Hosting & UC Services said, “Our customers are demanding choice, agility and real service: the ability to choose the right cloud for their specific needs without being tied into a single solution; agility to operate real-time and to increase or decrease compute and storage in minutes rather than days or weeks; and real service from skilled engineers who speak their language and understand their business. Ultimately, customers want to ensure that our services meet their needs today and tomorrow.”
He continued, “Access to the Easynet Cloud Portal puts the customer in control and makes migration swift and straightforward. This is Hybrid by Design - the ultimate in pick’n’mix cloud".