Infrastructure (IaaS) and Platform (PaaS) as a Service

Our Hosted Cloud Services cover the full range of cloud technology support, specifically for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). These services also cover web hosting and certain Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for email hosting, email  archiving and email encryption.


  • Managed public, private and hybrid PAAS and IAAS cloud solutions
  • Cloud service design and management
  • 24x7x365 availability, support & monitoring
  • Full machine monitoring, including load, storage space and alerting
  • Full connectivity solutions including leased and dedicated lines, LAN/WAN
  • ISO9001 / ISO 27001 / Cyber Essentials accredited services
  • UK based support and service desk
  • Full range of customised SLAs and response times
  • Virtual machine creation, removal, stop, restart and optimisation all available.
  • Installation, configuration and management of virtualised environments


  • Build, configure and spin up VMs within minutes
  • Wide range of VM sizes and service & support levels.
  • GDPR compliant UK based data centres
  • Designed, managed and delivered to meet compliance and policy standards
  • Hosted in highly resilient Tier 3, UK-based data centres
  • Highly skilled team with extensive public and private sector experience
  • Fixed and competitive monthly pricing
  • Connectivity is available through PSN, N3, Leased line and VPN
  • Accelerate the time-to-value of standing up new services
  • Mitigate the risk of new services through low-cost test environments


£200 per server per month

Service documents


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Sean Draper


Service scope

Service constraints
Services have no constraints. Services are fully scalable and are supported 24/7
System requirements
No prerequisites on the end-users part

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Yes, at extra cost
Support response times
Within 4 working hours
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Phone support
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
We supply remote hands and offer a range of levels (refer to SFIA rate card). Most support is by remote support, email or telephone, but we can provide on-site engineers anywhere in the UK if required.
Support available to third parties

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
Re-solution uses proven and effective on and off boarding skills, tools and methodologies. We have successfully transitioned many Public Sector and Commercial clients onto Cloud infrastructures and services. This process includes the following steps:

• Site survey and client meeting to understand requirements
• Develop a design and plan for implementation of services
• Implement the solution
• Pre-test the solution, conduct client training, attain sign-off and commission service

Where bespoke requirements are needed, Re-solution will engage directly with the client to ensure the full scope of the requirements is understood and agreed in advance of any engagement. We will work with nominated senior stakeholders to define the necessary business outcomes and ensure the services are aligned and delivered accordingly.
Service documentation
Documentation formats
  • PDF
  • Other
Other documentation formats
  • Word
  • Excel
End-of-contract data extraction
On termination or expiry of the Service Agreement, the Customer must undertake the following responsibilities:
• agree a time and date for the Re-solution owned equipment to be removed
• remove the Customer’s equipment at the agreed time on the agreed date in a sequence to be specified by the Customer
End-of-contract process
Re-solution will provide any end-of-contract assistance as an additional service. Any additional transitional assistance shall be chargeable as per Re-solution's SFIA rate card.
Additional costs are only involved if professional services outside of those for normal operation are requested.

Using the service

Web browser interface
Using the web interface
Access via Internet to set up or make server changes. There are no limitations.
Web interface accessibility standard
None or don’t know
How the web interface is accessible
Web interface accessibility testing
Command line interface


Scaling available
Independence of resources
Some of our solutions are fully dedicated and users will not be affected by the actions of other users.
Usage notifications
Usage reporting


Infrastructure or application metrics
Metrics types
  • CPU
  • Disk
  • Network
  • Number of active instances
  • Other
Other metrics
  • Availability
  • Running Services
Reporting types
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request


Supplier type
Reseller providing extra support
Organisation whose services are being resold
Cisco and IP House

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Other security clearance
Government security clearance
Up to Security Clearance (SC)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Data storage and processing locations
United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations
Datacentre security standards
Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency
At least once a year
Penetration testing approach
Protecting data at rest
Physical access control, complying with another standard
Data sanitisation process
Data sanitisation type
Deleted data can’t be directly accessed
Equipment disposal approach
Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Backup and recovery

Backup and recovery
What’s backed up
  • Files
  • Virtual Machines (VMs)
  • Configurations
  • Mirror systems with failover
Backup controls
As well as the standard backups offered by our managed services team, users have access to their own disk space and can back up any data on demand.
Datacentre setup
Single datacentre with multiple copies
Scheduling backups
Supplier controls the whole backup schedule
Backup recovery
Users contact the support team

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • Private network or public sector network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
99.99% availability SLA on all components up to the OS. Includes access to the hypervisor, compute, storage, and Re-solution networking services
Approach to resilience
Hosting services are delivered from resilient and secure Data Centre facilities.
Levels of resilience can be configured to client's requirements. Fully redundant hardware (including servers, switches, clustering for hardware servers, automatic failover for VM's, High Availability). Details available on request.
Outage reporting
All outages are reported to customers via dashboard, email or phone, or as agreed with the client.

Identity and authentication

User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Only authorised users can access management interfaces and support channels
Access to management interfaces will be restricted according to roles and responsibilities. Controls include Multi-factor authentication, conditional access.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Public key authentication (including by TLS client certificate)
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password
Devices users manage the service through
  • Dedicated device on a segregated network (providers own provision)
  • Any device but through a bastion host (a bastion host is a server that provides access to a private network from an external network such as the internet)

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long user audit data is stored for
Access to supplier activity audit information
Users contact the support team to get audit information
How long supplier audit data is stored for
How long system logs are stored for

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
Everything is covered in the ISO/IEC 27001 certification.
ISO 28000:2007 certification
CSA STAR certification
PCI certification
Other security certifications
Any other security certifications
UK Government Cyber Essentials

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Security governance certified
Security governance standards
  • ISO/IEC 27001
  • Other
Other security governance standards
ISO/IEC 27001 & UK Government recommended Cyber Essentials.
Information security policies and processes
Information security policy and process is aligned with and certified to ISO/IEC 27001:2013.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
All components are configured as per clients' requirements and are monitored regularly. Change requests are via Re-solution's Change Request process. Once reviewed and approved changes are then implemented. The status of all Change Requests is communicated to the client and is available for review.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
Vulnerability and Penetration Testing is carried out on a regular basis. Patches are deployed as soon as a threat is identified. Patches deployed dependent upon risk, severity and potential impact of vulnerability.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
Managed services Staff are instructed to flag tasks which effect security as "Reportable Incidents". Reportable Incidents are reviewed every 4 weeks and either closed or escalated to "Security Incidents".
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
Incident management procedures conform with ISO/IEC 27001: 2013. 

Events that are classified as incidents include malware infections, excessive spam, information system failures, Denial of loss of service. 

A thorough review is carried out following all incidents and all findings are detailed in a report available to all customers.

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Independent review of processes (for example CESG CPA Build Standard, ISO/IEC 27034, ISO/IEC 27001 or CSA CCM v3.0)

Separation between users

Virtualisation technology used to keep applications and users sharing the same infrastructure apart
Who implements virtualisation
Virtualisation technologies used
How shared infrastructure is kept separate
This is via VLAN's and VXLAN's. Firewalls are available as shared or dedicated; physical or virtual.

Energy efficiency

Energy-efficient datacentres
Description of energy efficient datacentres
We actively monitor datacentre resource utilisation through-out all manageable datacentre hardware component. We use a mixture of automatic and manual power control policies to reduce power consumption of hardware where none service impacting. These policies are gradual and on exception can be over-ridden.


£200 per server per month
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available

Service documents

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