Michael Mansfield has been working in the telecom & data networks industry since 1986, having completed his apprenticeship whilst working at CAMTECH™ Electronics as part of the design team behind the famous Joint Academic NETwork [JNT X25] (JANet) the forerunner for what we now know as the internet.
Janet developed out of a number of local and research networks dating back to the 1970s. The JANet system first went live in April 1983, hosting about 50 sites with line speeds of 9.6 kbit/s. In the mid-80s the backbone was upgraded to a 2 Mbit/s backbone with 64 kbit/s access links, and a further upgrade in the early 1990s sped the backbone to 8 Mbit/s and the access links to 2 Mbit/s, making Janet the fastest X.25 network in the world.
Renowned for his in depth knowledge of both voice and data transmission protocols our founder has worked with some of the UK’s largest network providers, private corporations and government bodies whilst specialising in cyber counter-intelligence and network security.
Called "cloud" because of the way I.T professionals sketch network diagrams with network elements representing the provider-rendered services are invisible, as if obscured by a cloud. It relies on the sharing of common resources to achieve economy of scale, very similar to a utility like the gas or electricity over a common pipe & cabled network. Supporters of cloud technology claim that cloud computing allows businesses avoid upfront infrastructure costs, and focus on projects that distinguish their businesses instead of spending budgets on infrastructure.
Cloud computing and storage provide both users and business with various capabilities to store and process their own data in independent data centres, cloud computing allows businesses and individuals to get their applications up and running faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance plus it also enables I.T managers to more rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demands. Cloud computing has become a highly demanded service due to the advantages of high computing power, low cost of services, high performance, rapid scalability, accessibility as well as availability.
The CloudZero™ cloud platform is built using leading, high performance technology. Our cloud platform uses HP Servers running VMware’s vSphere ESXi virtualisation solution, and your server has 100% SSD storage, within SolidFire Storage Arrays. Load Balancing is via F5 Big-IP Load Balancers.
All CloudZero™ servers come with a choice of Windows Server 2008 or 2012 R2, CentOS 6/7, Ubuntu 12.04/14.04 or Debian 7. Choose the preferred operating system for your business without losing any features. You can then rapidly launch web pages and build reliable line-of-business applications with our range of SQL Server license software, including Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or 2014 in Express, Web and Standard editions to MySQL 5.
CloudZero™ also allows you to create and change server configurations at will. As your needs change, you can move between simple single-server applications and the most complex, resilient solutions.
The entire environment resides on a single server. For a typical web application, that would include a web server and database server.
A common variation of this setup is a LAMP stack, which stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP, on a single server.
Separating the database to a separate server enables better management of performance and scalability of your web application.
Provide increased security by keeping database away from front end applications – if your web server is attacked, your data has that valuable extra layer of protection.
Ideal for busy websites, the load balancer shares the load across two or more application servers.
Shared storage enables application files to be managed from a single place.
Flexible arrangements with secure backend access and no SPOFs.
Scale instantly to meet the demands of your busiest web applications and cloud solutions.
At Zero42 we have a range of contract free Web Hosting services starting from just a few pounds per month to help you or your business get up and running on the internet in no time. Each plan has different features depending on the complexity of your website. All of our servers are green powered so, not only are you hosting your website on state of the art hardware, you’re also showing your commitment to a more sustainable world.
Our FREE consultancy service can assist you with finding the right solution for the business you run. We will evaluate your current infrastructure and discus any foreseeable I.T requirements you may have.
Initial consultancy is totally free, and you decide on how in-depth you want the final report to be.
No matter how simple or complex your cloud based infrastructure needs to be, we have the skills and expertise to provide you with the exact levels of configuration and testing required to ensure that you get the maximum out of the platform or hosting enviroment you choose.
Every element of our hosting platform is based here in the UK, spread over four very large server farms each is completely network independent and separated geographically to ensure maximum security and resilience.
Not only does this give us complete control over the physical hardware but also allows us to promise 100% uptime.
Our UK based engineers and software specialists are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
We can tailor individual maintenance and support tasks to suit any requirement and budget and our early warning system can accurately predict and alert you to potential issues long before they ever become a problem.
It's easy to assume this will be too slow, and certainly your first online backup can take a very, very long time. But after that, the program should only need to upload new and changed files in the folders you've specified, which means performance could be much better than you expect.Why CloudZero™ ? In a word Convenience If things live in the cloud you don't need so much local storage, so instead of slow hard disks you can have small and nippy flash storage – which also means better battery life from your devices. It also means you can access your data from wherever you happen to be – on your smartphone, in a hotel business lounge, at home or anywhere else you can get a data connection.
A good online backup service may provide other benefits, too, such as synchronising folders with other computers and generating links for files so you can share them with work colleagues. A web view on your files will make them easily accessible from any device.
From fire and flood to acts of terrorism and civilian riots disasters come in all shapes and sizes and can hit your business at the most critical of moments.
Plan for all eventualities and chances are that you will never need to implement your disaster recovery plan, but burying your head in the sand and pretending that such things only ever happen to other people will maybe someday come back and bite you.
We take care of all the critical parts of your disaster recovery plan, from providing somewhere for your key personnel to work from, to having your Telecoms and Data networks back up and running within just a few minutes from the moment you trigger recovery action leaving you free to continue running your business.