UKFast is one of the largest independently owned hosting providers in the UK, having posted a £40 million turnover in 2016. The firm has over 400 staff across offices in Manchester, London and Glasgow and looks after the web presences of some of the world’s biggest brands.
Set up by CEO Lawrence Jones MBE and his wife Gail in 1999, UKFast provides dedicated servers, cloud services and colocation to government, public sector and commercial organisations, with a wide-ranging product portfolio, including Infrastructure as a Service, DR as a Service and its cloud offering, eCloud®.
eCloud delivers a comprehensive range of cloud solutions in the UK – from drag-and-drop storage and OpenStack development space, to complex bespoke hybrid and private solutions. Built in-house, eCloud is the first truly elastic cloud to be designed, created and wholly hosted in the UK.
UKFast has four fully owned, custom-built data centres and its cybersecurity arm Secarma specialises in ethical hacking and penetration testing.
Among many accolades, UKFast has been named Cloud Service Provider of the Year at the CRN Awards, Service Provider of the Year at the Data Centre Solutions Awards and Employer of the Year at the National Business Awards.