Handstand build Hyper-Converged Infrastructure for Private or Hybrid Clouds.

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure groups together compute, storage, open networking and software-defined data centre architecture into a single optimised computing package for customers looking to build Private or Hybrid Cloud.

Our Professional Services team provide expert deployment, management and ongoing support of our Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solution which has been typically used for Mission Critical Enterprise Infrastructure or specific workloads such as SaaS Hosting for Software Vendors.

We also maintain a Shared Cloud platform hosted in ISO 27001 certified UK data centres to provide our customers with immediate low-cost entry to the same Mission Critical Cloud Technology. This has enabled us to provide infrastructure as a service for SMEs directly or through IT Service Provider partners.


Our solution is built using single-vendor commodity hardware which massively reduces incompatibility issues found when integrating multiple vendor-locked solutions. Commodity hardware is available off-the-shelf at low cost, cheaper to maintain and requires no specialist knowledge.

All resources such as CPU, RAM, storage, networking and security are abstracted from the hardware layer and delivered as a service. These resources can be used to build Cloud Infrastructure with support for most available operating systems or applications.


Our platform is entirely modular in design allowing for easy flexible expansion of network, compute and storage resources as required.


Our solution has built-in high-availability to ensure continuous operation 24/7/365.

Hardware Layer:

  • Open Network Fabric Switches
  • Management Nodes
  • Computing Nodes
  • Storage Nodes
  • Expansion Storage Arrays

Software Layer:

  • Hyper-V Network Virtualisation
  • Windows Server 2012R2 or above
  • System Center 2012R2 or above
  • Windows Azure Pack
  • Hyper-V Clusters
  • Scale Out File Server Clusters with SMB 3.0 RDMA

Shared Cloud

Our Shared Cloud platform is ideal for businesses who want to benefit from our Mission Critical Cloud Technology and ensure that their data resides within the UK hosted by a trusted partner.

Customers are securely isolated from each other and allocated dedicated Cloud Resources. We guarantee that this service is low-contended and only available to genuine business customers.


We deliver, manage and support our solution directly from our partner Data Centers in the UK, on-premise or third-party sites as required.


All of our services can be purchased on a monthly, quarterly or annual plans. Our solutions can also be provided on finance.

Proof of Concept

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.