WealdNET – Hosting and Cloud.
Co-location Hosting, Virtual Servers, Cloud & Microsoft SPLA
Weald maintains a resilient hosting and cloud infrastructure based in Reading with a DR Site in Maidenhead by using two Dell Equalogic SAN’s. The datacenters are owned by Pulsant and are Tier3. For definitions of uptime see Wiki on this link. In summary, Tier3 is 99.98% expected availability (excluding pre planned upgrade and testing outages). SLA’s back this – meaning both Weald and its clients can expect to be refunded pro rata on the amount paid for outage outside this %uptime. This does NOT extend to any loss of business.
All clients in Reading are backed up within Reading to a local NAS device and also backed up to Maidenhead to another NAS device.
Specific Clients with high availability requirements are “replicated” as well as backed up, meaning that their servers can be run without delay in the Maidenhead datacentre.
Weald owns all its own kit, outright. We do not sub-let or resell another providers infrastructure. We rent space, power and bandwidth from Pulsant in Reading and Maidenhead.
From these two locations, we are able to provide:
Virtual Servers on our own resilient infrastructure (Using VMware, Dell Equalogic & Veeam)
Co-Location hosting for your servers
Web Site registration, DNS Management, and Web Site hosting (windows and Linux)
Secure backup of virtual machines within one datacentre
DR Facility where the virtual machine is replicated to the other datacentre which has a second SAN.
Domain Registration, DNS Management, Web Site Hosting
Weald is a NOMINET Registrar ( TAG=WEALDCOMPUTERS ).
We offer registration of all types of domain, not just .co.uk.
We offer two types of fee:
Registration and DNS Management – where we pay the registrar and manage the DNS for you – you don’t need to pay anyone else.
Registration, DNS and Web Site hosting – as above, but we host the domain for you as well on Linux or Windows.
We usually invoice for these services annually in advance. We invoice 30 days before it is due – at which time you can say “No thanks” – we will simply credit the invoice and not renew the domain.
If you wish to move your domain & DNS- part way through a year – no problem, we will release it without charge – as long as you have paid your annual fee.
If you change type within a year, we will pro-rata credit or invoice accordingly.
If the domain is a Nominet UK domain – you will be bound by the Ts and Cs at – NOMINET
Microsoft SPLA Licencing (Service Provider Licencing Agreement)
We are able to rent out licencing to our clients, allowing fast, low cost, efficient deployment of licencing to clients without the correct licencing agreements to move to a hosted virtual environment.
Microsoft SPLA is a monthly rental agreement and is very reasonable in cost.
It must be deployed within Weald’s infrastructure as we are the service provider.