Our client either purchases or rents from us a dedicated SAN appliance (Dell EqualLogic or PowerVault are common choices). This is combined with renting virtual web and application servers. It differs from Dedicated SAN + Dedicated Servers in that the web and application servers are not physical hardware; they are virtual servers within the Tibus Cloud.
Normally a large scale website-hosting customer will require 2 x web servers, 2 x application servers, 1 x staging server and 1 x development server. This is combined or 'wrapped' with VMware vSphere to create a single unified Private Cloud platform. Customers can choose to take a tailored firewall context as a service or utilise VMware firewall options.
Web and application servers can be scaled laterally to allow for high-traffic websites. In the example above there are 2 x web servers in play but this can be scaled up as required. 20-30 web servers for busy websites are not uncommon. Database servers can also be scaled laterally, in active / active or active / passive configurations.
Tibus typically offers a fully managed and supported Private Cloud on a 24x7 basis, but a full a la carte range of management support options is available. Clients are free to choose as much or as little management of their Private Cloud as they wish.
|Rack space, switching and cabling||Dual feed UPS power|
|IP transit and tailored peering and routing||24x7 proactive technical support|
|24x7 monitoring (hardware and application level)||Firewall provision and security management|
|O/S and application patching||Daily Veeam back-ups (to off-site location)|
|Anti-virus protection||Developer and other 3rd party liaison|
|Archiving and roll-back services||Proactive technical steering|
|Review meetings||Version control|
|24x7 Application monitoring and support|
Every client situation is slightly different but the below illustrates a typical engagement process.
Lead times: 4 weeks
We have developed processes over the course of hundreds of migrations which can assist you in moving from your supplier to TIbus. Whether this is a like for like move or an upgrade from current provision, we will pro-actively plan and manage this process for you.
Technical support is unlimited and available in the way that you prefer.
There are typically two elements to Private Cloud charges. Set-up and other once-off installation costs are due after service commissioning. Thereafter service charges are billed monthly in advance and normally collected by Direct Debit. International currencies and BACS payment options are available.