Handstand have over a decade of experience providing data centre and cloud hosting services to Software Vendors, SMEs, Enterprises and the Public Sector. We are ISO 27001 UKAS certified for our Cloud Hosting and Professional Services.

We operate from the Surrey Technology Centre based in Guildford Surrey and we deliver High Availability Cloud Hosting Solutions from multiple UK based data centres to customers worldwide.


What is ISO 27001? ISO 27001 Certified Cloud Hosting

ISO 27001 is an international standard that is achieved by implementing management system that provides a systematic approach to managing sensitive information so that it remains secure. It includes people, processes and IT systems by applying a risk management process. It helps small, medium and large businesses in any sector keep information assets secure. For further information on the ISO 27001 standard please visit http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/management-standards/iso27001.htm.


Experience Handstand Cloud Hosting and Professional Services

Handstand provide a no-obligation, completely free, proof of concept service to all prospective customers. Please call Kingsley Ross on 01483 802444 or email people@handstand.co.uk for a further discussion.


In simple terms, what is Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing resources are predominantly delivered from data centres or other suitable centralised locations. Resources such as processing power and storage that are used to run applications are accessed remotely by machines and devices.

Cloud Computing platforms are designed to be powerful and scalable to suit demands as required. This moves beyond the traditional computing model which restrict applications to the hardware they reside on.

By abstracting the applications and services away from computer hardware, cloud computing can provide applications with a more redundant environment that is far less prone to failure.

A major benefit of Cloud Computing is that organisations of any size can access high-powered computing resources for zero upfront investment and a fraction of the ongoing costs of maintain internal systems.

Public Cloud vs Private Cloud

Public Clouds provide computing resources that are shared across multiple servers, data is stored on the same servers as other end users and businesses. Private Clouds dedicate independent server space and other resources to specific clients, ensuring there is a physical and digital gap between one organization’s information and the next. This is particularly helpful for organisations seeking HIPAA and PCI compliance.

What about Hybrid Clouds?

Hybrid Clouds are the integration of existing on-premise infrastructure with either a Public Cloud or Private Cloud System. This enables an organisation who wishes to adopt Cloud Computing for specific elements of their infrastructure such as a critical software application to enjoy a more seamless experience for their user base.


What we do

  • Provide Cloud Hosting platforms for Software Vendors, SMEs, Enterprises and the Public Sector in secure UK data centres
  • Our Professional Services team help our customers to develop a Cloud strategy
  • Ensure availability
  • Help integrate existing and third-party solutions
  • Remove the overhead of hardware, support and maintenance
  • Migrate customers from Public Cloud providers and significantly reduce the cost of Cloud Computing

Why Handstand for Cloud Hosting?

  • Over a decade of experience of providing data centre and cloud hosting services to SMEs, Enterprises and the Public Sector
  • Inclusive Cloud Infrastructure professional services and technical support
  • UK data centres in multiple locations
  • Proven high availability
  • Fixed controllable and measurable costs
  • ISO 27001 UKAS certified
  • Microsoft Cloud Solutions Silver Partner

Experience Handstand Cloud Hosting and Professional Services