Elastichosts is a global Cloud Server provider that offers easy-to-use Cloud Servers with instant, flexible computing capacity. As well as Cloud Servers, Elastichosts also offers Managed Cloud Servers, Cloud Websites and Reseller Programs. The company has hundreds of customers in over 60 countries worldwide, its headquarters are in London, UK. It has data centres located in UK, Europe, US, Canada, Asia and Australia. Elastichosts was the first public cloud service built on Linux Kernel-based Virtual Machine (rather than Xen) and were one of the first cloud providers to launch in Europe. Elastichosts are proud winners of the Best Cloud Service at the Cloud Computing World Series Awards 2010. Elastichosts is committed to developing simple, flexible and cost-effective cloud services for businesses worldwide.
The company was launched in 2008 by technology experts Chris Webb and Richard Davies. Chris and Richard recognised a need for servers that offer flexibly capacity so CPU, RAM and disk space can be scaled independently to whatever sizes required, whenever required, rather than trying to match to a set of pre-defined hosting packages, thus allowing business to benefit from cost savings and improved efficiency.
Prior to ElasticHosts, Richard worked for the leading global management consultancy McKinsey & Company. Richard was also one of the founding software engineers of Forbidden Technologies plc, a leader in web-based video tools. He is a published author from the early days of Java development.
As well as designing and developing the platform upon which the ElasticHosts technology is based, Chris has consulted on technical infrastructure and internet systems for a wide range of UK internet businesses and investors. He has a deep technical understanding of all layers of the virtualization and hosting stack and has contributed to the development of a number of the software packages used by Elastichosts.