Advanced Public and Hybrid Cloud

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Advanced + Azure = The Smartest Way To The Cloud


To migration and beyond...

We recognise that organisations are at different stages with regards to fully leveraging the power of Azure. We advise, assist, secure and operate - wherever you may be on this journey. As a longstanding Microsoft Partner with an Infrastructure (Azure) Designation and deep cross-sector knowledge, we enable you to get the very best from Azure.

Azure optimisation - we understand and solve your key issues

We provide services which are designed to solve our customers' key challenges.

  • Skill gap

    The industry-wide skill gap means lots of businesses don't have the required expertise to migrate or optimise Azure. This means they either need to invest heavily in upskilling the team - which is time consuming and costly, hire new recruits- which can be difficult in the current market, or outsource to experienced azure managed cloud services providers.

  • Understanding the hybrid mix

    Moving from on-premises to cloud is not like for like, so a 'lift and shift' approach simply will not work. You need to carry out a thorough analysis of your environment and assess which workloads are suitable for moving to the cloud and which should remain on-premises.

  • Spiralling costs

    The lack of expertise, expert planning and continuous optimisation, often results in the project taking much longer than expected and in businesses having unused licences and under-utilised resources. This means organisations find themselves with high costs and lower ROI than anticipated.

  • Security

    With new breaches hitting the headlines each day, security is top of most businesses' agenda. However, finding a solution that delivers robust, multi-location security without hindering the user experience can be challenging.


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Why choose Advanced for Azure Managed Services?

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Who succeeds with us

A rich, diverse customer base from finance to healthcare and everything in between

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”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

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"Advanced stood out as being a respected supplier who implicitly understood all of our requirements and could deliver best value."

Robin Johns, Head of IS


Frequently asked questions

  • 1. What is Private Cloud?

    A private cloud refers to a model of cloud computing where IT services are provisioned over private IT infrastructure for the dedicated use of a single organisation. This setup maintains the scalability and efficiency of cloud computing, but provides a higher level of control and security, making it suitable for businesses with strict data, regulatory, or performance requirements.
    Private clouds can be hosted on-premises in the organisation's own data centre, or externally by a third-party provider, but the resources are not shared by other organisations.

  • 2. What are the benefits of hybrid cloud?

    • Greater control: Organisations can maintain a private infrastructure (on-premises/private cloud) for sensitive workloads.

    • Increased flexibility: Organisations can scale easily by deploying additional resources to public cloud when required.

    • Cost-effectiveness: The ability to scale on demand through public cloud, therefore only paying for compute when required.

  • 3. What are the challenges of hybrid cloud?

    • Complexity around implementation- it can be complex and difficult to implement and manage a hybrid infrastructure.

    • Lack of visibility: running an environment with multiple clouds can lead to a greater burden on operations. This can also lead to lack of clear understanding of the current infrastructure, therefore leading to an unclear view of the cloud environment.

    • High in-house expenses: Hybrid Cloud can be expensive to run, due to the high costs to maintain on-premises hardware in relation to private cloud.

  • 4. What is the difference between hybrid cloud and multi-cloud?

    The terms multi-cloud and hybrid cloud are often used by customers and businesses to say the same thing. However, in reality there is a difference. Multi-cloud is when an organisation uses more than one public cloud environment whereas hybrid cloud refers to the use of both a public and private cloud environment.


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