Claranet, the UK's leading independent Internet Service Provider, has today launched a range of managed server hosting services. The managed hosting services are an extension of Claranet's well-established dedicated server hosting services. However, this new service offers a complete bespoke, tailored package, set up and administered by Claranet.
The customer has a choice of operating system applications (Windows 2000, XP/NT, Linux (Redhat), FreeBSD), and a wide choice of optional security services such as anti-virus solutions and content filters. Effectively, this means that not only does the customer not have the hard work of setting up and maintaining the service, (saving on time and costs); they also have the ability to choose the product spec according to their budget and requirements.
Claranet can support a wide range of popular applications and are able to either advise customers on the most suitable application from a list of approved leading suppliers for their requirements, or consider specific application requests. Upgrade options are available during the term of the contract and there is also 24 hour replacement policy within the first 12 months of the contract.
A number of back up and security options are available as optional extras. These include, but are not limited to, local back up disaster recovery, intrusion detection security audits and firewalls.
Neil Levine, Claranet Chief Technical Officer Director said:
We are delighted to be able to further enhance our standard dedicated server hosting service offering and to be able give business customers the added support and management services they need.