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Joining forces with the awesome UKFast

Date
6 Apr 2018

Author
Thomas King

We have recently moved data centres to Manchester-based UKFast, and the service and experience is second to none! Servers and data centres are an integral part to the majority of our web projects, web applications and software. There are plenty of options on the market so when our data centre contracts were up for renewal

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We have recently moved data centres to Manchester-based UKFast, and the service and experience is second to none!

Servers and data centres are an integral part to the majority of our web projects, web applications and software. There are plenty of options on the market so when our data centre contracts were up for renewal we decided it was time to do some serious research. We have always used a range of companies for hosting depending on the specifications and requirements, but with the larger projects we have that are business critical, it is very important to to ensure we have the best setup, 24/7, and 365 days a year support, not just for us but for our clients as well.

We had an initial couple of meetings with UKFast and in comparison to other data centres, their facilities and services were head and shoulders above the rest! We loved the fact they are a UK company, only an hour away from our Head Office in Sheffield and everything they do as a company is in house! From their server technicians and software developers to their carpenters and joiners – they do everything within UKFast rather than outsourcing. This allows them to optimise their 5-star policies and customise their 24/7 services to suit your business needs, which in this day and age with rapid technological growth… it’s needed!

We have now migrated some of our larger projects over to UKFast across various dedicated services and everything is going well so far. Over the next couple of years we will continue to migrate our other applications over to different setups hosted with UKFast.

We work on a lot of large, data-sensitive projects so security is pivotal. Our projects are now hosted within data centres that are ISO27001 certified and PCI-compliant, ensuring your website or application is protected by exceptional levels of security, permanently. Plus, all our solutions hosted with UKFast are protected by a Cisco ASA Firewall as standard.

Working alongside UKFast enables us to become part of their partner program, this enables us to take you on a visit to their headquarters to explore the options available to you, and also give you an insight into the levels of security at their Manchester data centres. This enables you to oversee the whole setup that ensures uptime, service and security. We can also contribute to new ideas, applications and improvements which in turn benefit all projects. A very important note to make is that by choosing Reach Studios and UKFast to host your product, website or service, you are using carbon neutral technology, another step to keeping it green!