Union Solutions takes secure managed hosting downstream to SMBs

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Datacentre integration specialist Union Solutions has launched an enterprise-class managed hosting service for SMBs.

Its HostPoint offering aims to provide a secure managed hosting environment for business-critical systems and applications.

The service is delivered from Union Solutions’ datacentres to strict Service Level Agreements, which the company claims provides guaranteed performance, reliability and scalability for individual SMB needs.

Speaking to Cloud Pro, Jason Rabbets, Union Solutions’ co-founder and managing director, said: “SMBs are under a lot of pressure currently, coping with the extended recession yet being relied upon to be the engine of recovery. This means they need to `stick to their knitting` and focus on the competitiveness of their products and services and not be distracted by managing their IT infrastructure.”

With HostPoint, Union Solutions promises 99.9 percent availability, free enterprise-class daily backups, free backup replication to a second Union Solutions data centre, standard disaster recovery and ISO 27001 and PCI DSS compliant solutions.

“By launching Hostpoint, Union Solutions is ensuring...SMBs have access to an affordable hosting service complete with the infrastructure, support and management previously only available for enterprises, complete with free offsite backup, a requirement usually charged for by other cloud providers,” Rabbets added.

SMBs also have an option to use an ‘application on-demand’ charging model, allowing each organisation to purchase hosting resources on an as needed basis. “Because they are paying for the service just like a utility, they do not have to forecast hosting requirements up to 12 months in advance, another factor that will help them not just survive but thrive,” he concluded.

Jane McCallion
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Jane McCallion is ITPro's Managing Editor, specializing in data centers and enterprise IT infrastructure. Before becoming Managing Editor, she held the role of Deputy Editor and, prior to that, Features Editor, managing a pool of freelance and internal writers, while continuing to specialize in enterprise IT infrastructure, and business strategy.

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