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Futureproof and easily scale your organisation by moving to the cloud

Achieve more and futureproof your business with the cloud

Making a switch to the cloud can make all the difference when it comes to futureproofing your business. The advantages of cheaper per-unit prices, decreased costs and complexity, and flexible scalability are simply too appealing to pass up. Security, financial, and support concerns are real, but by not going to the cloud now, you may be exposing your company to greater breach vulnerabilities.

Experts in the cloud

We’ve been implementing cloud infrastructure solutions for a number of years, and we’re experts in all infrastructure and hosting solutions. Our philosophy is to implement the right solution for the right customer, whether that’s a hybrid solution that blends on-premise servers with our cloud services or migrating your entire workload to the cloud. Whether you need one virtual machine or you have incredibly complex requirements, our experts will implement the right solution for your business, whether that’s Azure, on-premise or a blend of services.

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Deploy and scale in minutes: Managed secure cloud desktop

Access your desktop and applications from anywhere with a managed secure cloud desktop, such as Azure Virtual Desktop. Optimised for flexibility, a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) gives your remote workers total security when accessing your company's internal systems from anywhere in the world with built-in intelligent security and reduce costs by only paying for what you use.

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Unravelling the jargon

In essence, it’s actually racks of servers in remote datacentres connected to users and devices via the internet or private networks. Those servers offer a myriad of different services and an extensive range of different delivery models as the distinction between infrastructure and apps becomes increasingly blurred.

One thing that is clear is that cloud computing is here for the long-term and actually most of us have been using cloud computing services for some time, especially in our personal lives.

The catch-all term ‘cloud’ itself has the potential to confuse and that’s before you throw in IaaS, PaaS, private, public and hybrid to add to the mix.

Rather than the traditional model of buying software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) allows you to subscribe to the applications you need. It removes the need for hardware and operating systems and the provider is responsible for keeping everything up-to-date.

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) allows you to run your own applications but rather than building and maintaining the servers, operating systems and databases required to run them in your own location, you rent them from a datacentre provider.

With Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), you rent the computer resources – or virtual machines – only and you’re responsible for installing and maintaining operating systems, databases and the applications you require. So it removes the need for investment in hardware.

Services such as Office 365 are delivered through a public cloud with multiple customers taking advantage of shared resources rather than dedicated hardware or virtual machines, often referred to as multi-tenanted. Your services remain secure and exclusive to your organisation.

You can either own or rent the systems in a private cloud but in either case they are dedicated to your sole use. You typically retain control of at least some elements of the infrastructure but a private cloud can be IaaS, PaaS or co-located.

Hybrid describes a mix of delivery with some services through public, such as Office 365, with others either in a private cloud or on premise – typically line-of-business applications. The key is that they are in some way integrated to provide a connected experience.

Case Studies

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Case Study: Embracing IT managed services to drive business expansion for Chadwick Lawrence

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Case Study: IT environment modernisation to support business growth for Ian Macleod Distillers

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