SteamCloud launch

This week marks the ‘official’ launch of our incredible new cloud platform: SteamCloud. It’s actually been up-and-running for several months but we’re just at the point where we’re ready to shout about it and add a lot more customers to the platform.

Here’s a video explaining the background and rationale behind SteamCloud:

A BACKGROUND IN HOSTING

The majority of our team come from a background in the hosting industry; we know it inside-out. This also means that we know of all the problems that can arise with virtual hosting. Unfortunately, problems are more commonplace than you might think. 

We’re all about the large-scale public cloud at Steamhaus, but we know that it isn’t right for everyone, so that’s why we created SteamCloud. It’s built on VMware, and located right here in Manchester.

HIGH AVAILABILITY BUILT IN

It has high availability built in at the hardware/virtualisation level, so it means you don’t need to engineer it into your application like you should do with large-scale public cloud.

steamcloud logosThe key differentiator from what hosting companies offer, is service. We’re able to provide a level of personal service that a hosting company would generally struggle to provide. What’s more we’ll help you at application level too – again something that a hosting company would normally wash their hands with.

TWO VERY HAPPY AGENCY CUSTOMERS

Two of our agency customers, AHOY and PushON, had clients for whom this was the best kind of hosting.

Simon Wharton, MD at PushOn, says:

“Before there was technology, there were people. When you know the people in the team at Steamhaus, you know, without a shadow of a doubt, that you’re in the hands of people who are way ahead of the game technically and provide the very best in customer service. The standard that others aim for.”

Mark Stringer, MD at Ahoy, loves SteamCloud:

“STEAMHAUS WERE A GODSEND! THEY HELPED US WHEN NO ONE ELSE COULD, STABILISING A PLATFORM THAT WAS SAT WITH A DIFFERENT PROVIDER, BEFORE BUILDING BESPOKE INFRASTRUCTURE TAILORED TO EACH OF OUR CLIENTS REQUIREMENTS. NOT ONLY ARE WE HAPPY AND MORE CONFIDENT, BUT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE. WE’VE HAD NUMEROUS BAD EXPERIENCES WITH HOSTING “SOLUTIONS” BUT STEAMHAUS ACTUALLY CARE. IT’S SO REFRESHING. GOOD SERVER SPECS AND INFRASTRUCTURE ARE NOT A USP ANYMORE. IT’S ABOUT STAFF WITH TRUE EXPERTISE. THIS IS WHERE WE HAVE BEEN LET DOWN WITH OTHER PROVIDERS BUT WITH STEAMHAUS THAT’S THEIR STRENGTH SO THEY GOT THAT RIGHT FROM THE VERY START. WE HAVE NEVER LOOKED BACK. OTHER HOSTING PROVIDERS SHOULD TAKE NOTE”

SteamCloud is located in our partner datacenter’s tier 3 facility, in Manchester’s MediaCity. On top of this we’ve also made sure that all the latest technologies are properly included, allowing for a seriously robust hosting platform.

We’re still fundamentally a consultancy, and truly believe that public clouds like AWS and Azure are fantastic. However, we can’t hide from the fact that sometimes a hosting solution doesn’t need any of the public cloud’s feature-set or instant scalability. There’s never a “one size fits all” solution. 

Traditional hosting companies are broken. They don’t offer a tailored solution, and rarely have your businesses best interests at heart. Steamhaus, and our SteamCloud platform is different. We partner with you to ensure that you receive the best solution for your business, no matter how big or small it may be.

Some websites and apps are suited in the private cloud, and that’s where SteamCloud is perfect. As we built SteamCloud, we can truly stand behind it and know that there are no hidden surprises.

Get in touch below for a chat about how we can help your website or app with SteamCloud

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