Public and Hybrid Cloud
Building the ideal cloud environment for your unique requirements
We recognise that organisations are at different stages in their cloud journey. We advise, assist, secure and operate wherever you may be. Our range of public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud services enable us to provide you with the support you need to fully leverage the power of the cloud and drive your business forward.
Of businesses believe that
cloud implementation delivered operational improvements
Of small businesses
have experienced challenges when adopting cloud
Of companies believe security
improved after switching to cloud computing
Common cloud challenges
Creating a cloud strategy
There are several key stages organisations need to go through before they can migrate to the cloud, which will each require a thorough understanding of the business goals, IT estate, and available resources. This process includes defining your objectives, evaluating the digital estate, defining a migration strategy for different workloads, selecting a deployment model, and establishing security and governance plans.
Migrating to the cloud can be a complex process, and a smooth and successful transition requires experience, expertise and a dedicated team to plan, manage and support the transition, followed by ongoing management and optimisation.
Navigating the Cloud
Securing the cloud
Ensuring data security and compliance in the cloud is one of the biggest challenges facing businesses today. Cloud service providers have put a lot of effort into developing robust security infrastructure, but there are still risks involving unauthorised access, data leakage and malicious third parties. For organisations using multiple cloud storage solutions, managing access rights across different services can become increasingly difficult, creating more potential for misconfigured security settings.
One increasingly popular solution, is working with an MSP who will have access to advanced technology and expertise that may be too expensive or complex for businesses to implement on their own. Cyber threats are constantly evolving, and MSPs can provide ongoing monitoring and support to ensure that businesses have the most effective security measures in place.
Monitoring, threat detection & disaster recovery
Controlling costs in the cloud
Legacy infrastructure is generally based on large, CapEx upfront costs, resulting in wasted expenditure when the solution can't be scaled down according to needs. However, even though Public Cloud enables you to only pay for what you use, it's not always straightforward.
Managing and controlling costs in the cloud requires a deep understanding of the multiple cost drivers associated with running cloud services. Cloud environments are complex and multi-dimensional, making it difficult to monitor spending and identify potential oversights.
Free Azure Optimisation Assessment
Management & Expertise
Cloud management can be a challenge for businesses due to the technical expertise and time required. Teams need deep knowledge across a range of disciplines, including cloud architecture, security, networking, performance monitoring and automation.
Navigating this complexity requires sophisticated skills and specialised resources which may not exist in-house. Additionally, legacy IT systems may need to be redesigned and modernised to be suitable for the cloud environment. Due to this reason, many businesses work with an MSP to design a migration strategy and perform ongoing management.
Common Cloud Management Problems and How to Solve them
Public and Private Cloud
MANAGED AZURE SERVICES
We advise, assist, secure and operate - wherever you may be on this journey. As a Microsoft Gold Partner with deep cross-sector knowledge, we enable you to get the best from Azure. Meanwhile, our agile Squads approach provides continuous innovation to keep your business evolving and costs low.
PRIVATE CLOUD SERVICES
A Private Cloud can be architected to your organisation’s specific needs and compliance requirements, fully supported by our trained experts 24x7x365. This is a secure and flexible environment dedicated to your organisation, reducing the maintenance burden so you can focus on innovation.
DATA CENTRE SERVICES
Data Centre Services
Running your own Data Centre demands a lot of resource. With our Managed Co-location Services you can deploy and manage your infrastructure in our Tier III, ISO 27001 aligned Data Centres removing your burden.
DISASTER RECOVERY AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY
DR and BC Services
Disruption can be disastrous, resulting in lost revenue and brand damage. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity help minimise disruption and ensure businesses can quickly get back on their feet.
HYBRID CLOUD SERVICES
We provide a fully managed service - from on-premises migrations into private cloud, and where appropriate, we can perform transformations into public cloud, or hybridised builds, resulting in a flexible yet controllable infrastructure.
AZURE DESKTOP SERVICES
Azure Virtual Desktop
Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) is a comprehensive desktop virtualization service, that runs on the cloud through Microsoft Azure. AVD delivers users a cost-effective, locked-down Windows 10/11 PC desktop experience and enables secure access to on-premises servers and remote applications.
Who succeeds with us
A rich, diverse customer base from healthcare to finance and governing bodies
"Having Advanced manage all aspects of both the software and hardware of such a critical finance system has taken away a huge headache for us. This has been a real benefit since going into lockdown."
- Powys Council
“As a charity, it was really important for us to partner with someone that understood what we needed and Advanced did just that – they understood our vision.”
— Rob Bing, IT Service manager
St Andrew's Healthcare
Featured resources for you
Azure Strategy & Governance
Advanced are offering a Strategy and Governance workshop run by subject experts in line with the Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF), which will show how it can be applied to your business leading to a successful cloud transition.
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