We believe that the cloud should make your business better whatever your sector or situation. It should be flexible, cost-effective, secure and of course, available immediately. The cloud gives you power to scale your technology up or down, on demand. A short-term requirement doesn’t mean a long-term commitment. Cloud computing has made organisations more agile and more responsive to customer demand.
Having your information held securely in the cloud also enables easy access from anywhere. It supports modern workstyles – on the move, at customer sites or at home – promoting flexibility and mobility. Our cloud computing specialists will work with you to design a solution that meets your needs however complex so that you can concentrate on what you do best.
Private and shared from our enablesIT data centres in the UK, you get the benefits of cloud-scale compute power and storage, tailored to your specific requirements and allocated solely for your use. Private cloud gives the ability to provide multiple server images and storage volumes to your organisation from a central resource that has been built to a proven blueprint. Drawing upon our operational experience of public and private cloud platforms, we tailor the final design to meet your needs.
For Public Cloud solutions, we are a Microsoft Partner and utilise Microsoft Azure. One of the primary advantages of Microsoft Azure is that it is geography agnostic. In the modern business world most companies require that their data has global reach. One of the greatest features of Azure is its flexibility to scale. Scaling cloud networks involves creating or assigning servers to an application. Cost savings continues to be one of the main drivers behind migrating to cloud services. Azure markets up to 72% savings with pay-as-you-go pricing. Companies can also choose to go the hybrid route and maintain their on-premise data centers while reaping the benefits of flexibility and backup security in the Azure cloud.
Office 365 is a subscription-based service meaning you pay a low monthly fee rather than having to make a significant investment. This gives flexibility and allows you to increase as well as decrease costs as your business changes.
With Office 365 being a cloud service, it provides the ability to work from anywhere, all you need is an internet connection. You can access your email, files and the Microsoft Office applications themselves from any location and any device. If you have a plan that includes desktop version of Office, they can generally be installed on up to 5 devices per user.
If working in teams is part of your business, the collaboration features in Office 365 are second to none. Everyone who needs to work on a document can do so at the same time. With live changes reflected and shown as they happen.
You can also provide direct access to your data rather than sending via email as attachments, where you can start to lose control. This means people can make changes to one file rather than having multiple copies. Versioning is included in case you need to go to back to an older version.
Did you know that Office 365 doesn’t include a backup solution? They’ll recover your data if their system fails but if data is deleted by someone in your company there is little chance of recovery. Retention periods are very short which can be a risk to your business.
Our Office 365 backup solution can help with recovering accidentally or maliciously deleted data. Preventing Office 365 data from being deleted by former employees or de-provisioned licenses. Guarding against Office 365 app outages, failed 3rd party integrations, or ransomware attacks.