Nowadays, everything is in the cloud. Some companies saw that tech trend long ago.
Hosting service provider Memset provides Cloud VPS and dedicated server solutions in secure environments. In the past two years it has developed Cloud IaaS, which is powered by OpenStack and utilizes OpenSource technology. It’s a pay-as-you-go solution for cloud hosting that can scale in seconds and meet the demands of any business.
Memset Deputy CEO Annalisa O’Rourke talked with RewardExpert about the company’s mission to provide innovative, highly secure and environmentally-conscious cloud hosting services backed with UK support.
Cheap and better
Brother and sister Nick and Kate Craigwood founded Memset in 2002. Both already had a number of years’ experience in the IT industry, where each realized that ISPs tend to charge premium prices for their services while lower-cost providers often cut corners.
A scalable cloud service with transparent pricing was born above a garage in Surrey, though the company now calls Dunsfold home. An on-site data center is located there, as well as another in Reading, that provides cloud hosting for 2,500 customers.
O’Rourke said that at the heart of everything Memset delivers is security and compliance, evident by the company’s continuous investment in the management, measurement and improvement of security infrastructure.
“Memset has leveraged its extensive experience working in the high security UK government space to engineer additional specialist controls that are now benefitting the private sector,” O’Rourke said. “Our data centers are all sited in the UK and use a dedicated, geographically, divergent low-latency optical WAN (wide area network). Geographically diverse transit connections are over-provisioned with bandwidth to ensure resilience and availability.”
She said both the company’s data center are connected by WAN, consisting of managed 10-gigabyte wavelengths on fiber optic cables that run directly between sites at Dunfold, Reading and an area called Telehouse. Each site has at least two geographically diverse communication routes.
“There is no single point of failure for WAN or internet connectivity,” she said.
Also, Memset operates transparent and competitive pricing that includes free security, free support and updated technology.
Help and a future marketplace
Rather than allocate resources towards a membership program, all customers have access to an account manager who can assist in building their cloud and provide hands-on guidance. The quarterly price review ensures that the fairest prices are given to customers, while hosting 298 charity servers free of charge. And while everyone’s on a budget, there’s no real cost for safety and security.
“It is important for customers to not only consider the monthly cost, but what the potential cost of not having business continuity would mean for them,” she said. Memset is developing a UK marketplace in association with different companies to create a one-stop service.
“We aim to have a full IT offering in the marketplace, so customers won’t need to look any further and they can have peace of mind as they are tried, tested and highly vetted suppliers who are used to working together,” she said.