Commensus Celebrate 4th Year Anniversary with 100% Uptime for Funds and Asset Management Firms

Press release   •   Mar 08, 2012 12:47 GMT

Leading cloud computing and managed service provider, Commensus has today reached their 4th year of providing 100% uptime to their customers. With the financial sector so concerned about the loss of earnings that can be attributed to data failure and downtime, it’s no surprise that Commensus continue to invest in maintaining their uptime SLAs. The company has today published reports that show growth to £3.5M since 2008 with steady growth coming from within the hedge fund and asset management arena.

With technology companies across the city citing regular monthly outages, how is it possible for Commensus to promise such a high level uptime guarantee and how have they consistently delivered it, year on year?

Chief Technical Officer, Alex Parker explains, “To achieve guaranteed uptime the technology provider must invest in state of the art equipment and use a hypervisor that can replicate the customer’s data across physical servers. In our case, Commensus utilise VMware as our hypervisor on HP blade servers throughout. If a virtual machine, server or SAN were to failover for whatever reason, we automatically bring the virtual machine server or SAN back to live operation on healthy equipment automatically. This results in no downtime whatsoever and enables us to offer a 99.999% SLA and consistently over deliver”.

In 2008, the company invested £1M in a leading edge Cloud Computing infrastructure platform known as C-VIP. It’s the growth and development of this platform that has secured Commensus their position within the financial sector as a leading technology provider.

Hitesh Bharkhda, COO at Culross Global, a leading UK Fund of Funds commented, “Commensus have provided us with a superb solution to the problems of remote working. Their platform and support services are able to adapt to our changing requirements and they continue to exceed our expectations.”

Commensus was recently ranked in the top 10 managed service providers in Europe, Middle East and Africa by MSP Mentor. The company has today forecasted exponential growth during 2012 with the acquisition of several new contracts in the financial space. With interest from Macro Funds as well as several prime brokerages and financial service providers, the company looks set to continue to deliver uncompromised levels of uptime and support.

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Commensus is one of the leading providers of IT managed services to the finance, alternative investment and government sector. Based in Central London, our enterprise Cloud Computing platform guarantees network uptime and is backed by 24/7 unrivalled support. Since 2008, we’ve grown to be recognised by the industry and our customers as a provider of superior IT services. Cloud Computing has enabled us to deliver a ‘one stop shop’ of technology services that help you to comply with relevant industry regulations whilst delivering uncompromised levels of security and resilience.