Ultima’s Cloud Practice offers consultancy, delivery services and 24/7 technical support for all aspects and stages of your cloud transformation journey.
We have taken the excellent Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF) and augmented it with our own additional skills and services. Based on our existing breadth and depth of experience in traditional on-premise and data centre workloads, which we have blended with a modern cloud-first approach, we are able to offer the best of both and deliver a truly compelling hybrid cloud operating model.
Business demands are often calling on their IT departments to deliver IT services faster, more cost effectively, with the ability to dynamically scale-up and scale-down and to ensure that the data & services are securely protected both from the datacentre to the public cloud and to edge sites.
This has been a huge challenge for organisations to provide such as service in an agile manner whilst still maintaining the standard management and security controls for a rapidly changing landscape, which in turn drives up the total cost of ownership.
"Security is complex and even more so in a Hybrid Cloud world. Experience is invaluable and it really makes a huge impact on timelines, deliverables and cost. Avoiding sleepless nights and unnecessary media attention is our goal for you when we’re delivering your next Hybrid Cloud Solution.”
As organisations modernise their IT infrastructure, they are increasingly turning towards hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), which integrates compute, storage, networking, and virtualisation into a single platform with a unified management plane. HCI platforms can accelerate the transition to hybrid multi-cloud and enable simple and rapid mobility of cloud-native applications between the public cloud and an on-premises private cloud.
Key components for providing a good foundation to a Hybrid Cloud solution
Ultima were engaged by a marine insurance company who had recently decided to transition to a cloud-enabled Devops model for its entire application development lifecycle, to give the business a significant time-to-market advantage for new services and the ability to scale those services infinitely once they were in production.
However, they valued the predictable costs and performance of on-premise data processing, which allowed developers and testers to consume resources without fear of cloud overspend. The result? a “Best of Both worlds” solution for all testing & development in the company – Azure Stack with Ultima Business Solutions. Ultima worked with the customer to deploy the servers, networking and storage and configure into a working stack and, in a very short space of time, had existing development systems migrated over from the previous VMware platform using the customer’s existing toolset.