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The Cloud – Quite the Buzz word these days.

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81G Blue Cloud

Quite the buzz word these days and a concept that 81G have heavily invested in. Put simply Cloud Computing is where businesses use a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.

Diagram of 81G Blue Cloud Services PAAS Platform as a Service, DAAS Desktop as a Service, IAAS Infrastructure as a Service and SaaS Software as a Service

81G Co-Location Services

    • Co-Location Data Centres

      Estimated 20% of all it assets are already housed in Co-Location data centres rather than on premise.

    • Business Infrastructure

      Proven 99.9% Uptime for Business Infrastructure

Co-Location is just one of several options for businesses exploring the option to outsource their computing needs. With Co-Location, your businesses hardware will be hosted in our data centre and provides the power, connectivity, rack and cooling. Providing your business with high levels of redundancy needed for always-on businesses without having to fund your own Data Centre services, we take care of that for you.

81G’s co-location services allow your business to run your applications in one of our enterprise-class facilities. You can select the space and power environment that suits your needs today, with the confidence that you can grow as requirements evolve.

You’ll have the backing of our skilled team of IT professionals to support your application environments, alongside our predictable cost structure, bringing your business a high availability infrastructure without having to make a capital investment.

With 81G’s focus on problem prevention, capacity management and business continuity, our service management team becomes your single source for 24/7 monitoring, management and support.

Depending on the services you contract for, they can provide comprehensive technical, administrative and engineering help for all aspects of your IT infrastructure—including network, server, storage and security components.

Co-Location data centre. A long corridor with banks of machines on either side.

81gBlue InfographicStats: 42 Azure Regions, 120 New Azure Customers per month, 90% Fortune 500 Trust the Cloud

81G Infrastructure as a Service

  • There are 42 Azure regions, more than any other cloud provider
  • 120,000 New Azure customer subscriptions per month
  • 90% of Fortune 500 companies trust their business on the microsoft cloud.

81G provides Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a form of cloud computing that provides virtualised hardware infrastructure over the internet. 81G use Microsoft Azure technology for building, testing, deploying and managing applications and services. Azure is a fast, flexible and affordable platform and it’s pricing and capabilities make it a compelling option for businesses exploring a hosted IT environment.

An 81G Blue Azure solution gives us the capability and freedom to build and deploy wherever we want, using the tools, applications and frameworks of our choice that fit seamlessly with your business.

Benefits to an 81G Blue IaaS include:

  • Simple and Reliable Data Storage

    Azure allows you to store any type of data, whether it is file data, structured data sets or queries in a reliable and fast environment.

  • Keeping Your Data Secure

    Azure was built based on the the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle, a cutting edge approach for developing the most secure code based on proven technology and tested around the globe.

  • Backups You Can Rely On

    Azure backs up 6 copies of your data across two separate Azure data centres, which means they can guarantee 99.9% availability of backups.

  • Integrative Data Solution

    Azure seamlessly integrates data across the full line of Microsoft SaaS and PaaS offerings. This includes the Azure package such as Visual Studio, Active Directory, System Centre and PowerShell, as well as Microsoft software such as Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics solutions, Dynamics ERP (including NAV on Azure) and more. This allows you to do more with your ERP, CRM and other business data in a scalable environment that is faster and more reliable.

Man with hand on his chin thinking. Cloud made up of ellipses with the letter IaaS in the middle standing for Infrastructure as a Service

Infra-graphic Stats £74 Billion Cloud Services, 74 % of Businesses in Cloud by 2020, Businesses use 16 SaaS applications per day

81G Software as a Service

    • £74 Billion shifted from legacy spend to cloud services in 2018
    • 74% of Businesses forsee all their business applications will be cloud based by 2020
    • Today, Businesses user on Average 16 SaaS applications per day, up 33% on 2016

81G’s SaaS solutions remove the need for your business to install and run applications on your own infrastructure or in your own data centres. This removes the expense of hardware investment, provisioning and maintenance, as well as software licensing, installation and support.

Benefits to an 81G Blue SaaS include::

      • Flexible Payments

        Transitioning costs to a recurring operating expense allows your business to exercise better and more predictable budgeting. You can also terminate SaaS offerings at any time to stop those recurring costs.

      • Scalable Usage

        Our services offer high scalability, which gives your business the option to access more, or fewer, services or features on-demand.

      • Accessibility and Persistence

        Users can access them from any Internet-enabled device and location.

an 81G Blue Man in a suit holding up a futuristic device with a hologram floating above with the letter SaaS standing for Software as a ServiceInfo Graphic Stats of :On-Demand Availability with No Downtime, Physical and virtual security and Scale as you go

81G Blue Desktop as a Service (DaaS)

Giving Businesses Hosted Cloud Desktops with Freedom from IT Management.

A Hosted Desktop concept allows businesses, and users to work faster and more efficiently, removing the need for ongoing capital expenditure. Net result being all data and applications are stored in secure accredited data centres, giving users access from anywhere, at any time and on any device.

We wrap the whole solution up, offering a fully managed support programme across the UK, completely supported from within the UK from our central service desk operatives waiting to take your call. Outstanding results every step of the way.

  • Scale-As-You-Go for all your infrastructure, software, licence and support requirements.
  • Our high-connectivity data centres with auto failover give on-demand availability with no downtime.
  • Anytime any place mobile working capabilities.
  • Experience enterprise-Level physical and virtual security of your data and systems

DaaS functionality relies on the virtual desktop, which is a user-controlled session or dedicated machine that transforms on-demand cloud services for users and businesses around the world. This model means that 81G Blue manages all the responsibilities that would normally be provided by application software and IT departments.

DaaS simplifies the management of various types of computer resources, including desktops, laptops, handheld units and thin clients.

DaaS is a cost-effective substitute to orthodox IT solutions and is used by businesses that require high levels of performance and availability. Additionally, DaaS serves as an ideal solution for small businesses with limited resources.

Below are just a few advantages to your business exploring a DaaS solution:

    • Easy Platform Migration
    • Total Cost Reduction
    • Mobility
    • Minimised Complexity
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Uninterrupted Connectivity
    • Increased Performance
    • Reliability
    • Enhanced security and compliance

81G Blue Man holding chin thinking looking over a Computer a laptop tablet and a mobile phone

Call 81G today about your IT Solutions on
0345 30 30 819 or email us