About Us

Innovative cloud servers since 2008

When ElasticHosts launched in 2008, we were one of the only cloud computing providers in Europe.

We had two clear mandates - leverage the best open source technology and create a more intuitive user experience. We saw that the new (at the time) Hypervisor — Linux KVM — held promise, and we built our stack on it. Since then, Linux KVM has become the industry standard for Linux virtualization.

Our technical innovation has set us apart: in 2010 we were named ‘Best Cloud Service’ (in the Cloud Computing World Series Awards), and that same year we started licensing our technology to other hosting providers, who saw the power of what we had built.

People typically think of cloud hosting as self-service and wholly automated. But we understood from the start that skilled support would be key to our offering. After all, our customers were handing their core infrastructure, the very lifeblood of their businesses, over to us. To do that, they needed to be able to pick up the phone and talk to a human when they had a problem.

We quickly expanded, adding highly skilled support engineers who were truly focused on helping our customers.

And because we built our platform from the ground up, our team knows the technology inside out. Any one of us can solve our customers’ problems quickly and efficiently, and they love us for this.

Word spread. By 2010, we saw demand well beyond the UK and began opening data centers around the globe.

Today, we’re still actively searching for new developments coming out of the Open Source community. That’s why we recently launched reactive servers and our sibling service, Springs. We saw a new paradigm emerging around Linux containers, and, as is our habit, we wanted to be one of the first to market with a service built around it.

After seven years helping development shops, systems integrators, and tech startups run their businesses more efficiently, we’ve developed a reputation to live up to: In 2014 Deloitte named us the second fastest growing Internet company in the UK. We hope you’ll help us make it to #1.

- Richard Davies , Founder/CEO