Public Cloud
Ultima's Cloud Practice

Ultima has a selection of tools and services that are specifically designed to enable the smooth delivery and management of your cloud environment in Azure. We can architect, deliver and support your Azure solution workloads using any of the IaaS or PaaS services that the Azure ecosystem provides.

Is The Public Cloud Right For You?

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.

Today's Public Cloud Challenges

Cloud computing is not only about technology, it’s just as important to respect a company’s culture in order to make the transition a success. Also, it’s not IT-driven as people outside of IT have relevant skills & knowledge (that IT might not have) and this needs to be listened to. Your cloud implementation will impact everyone, and they need to be prepared, as they will both contribute to and use the cloud services you provision. Cloud adoption should not be created and simply sold to the business, instead it should be created together with input from all areas of your company.

Azure Support

Customers struggle with advanced support, often utilising ineffective partners that have merely adapted on-premise techniques

Resource Management

Clients often get into Azure and immediately begin firefighting spiralling costs, as resources are over-provisioned or orphaned off

Documentation

Given cloud dynamic characteristics, maintaining documentation can be difficult, becoming a time-sink for administrators

Security Vulnerabilities

Teams are used to patching and guarding against vulnerabilities on-premise. Applying the same principles in Azure can be challenging.

On-Boarding

Despite the nature of the cloud, provisioning new workloads requires the right blend of skills and can be labour intensive

Migration Complexity

95% of companies are migrating workloads to the cloud, with 50% finding it difficult. Projects are over budget, with missed deadlines.

“In order for a business to be successful in their cloud transformation journey, they need to adopt a top-down, requirements-driven strategy that encompasses all parts of their business. By engaging with Ultima at any stage of this transformation journey we can ensure that you are in the best possible place to achieve your cloud transformation goals.”

Angus Mack
Head of Cloud Services
Our Azure Capabilities

Ultima has a selection of tools and services that are specifically designed to enable the smooth delivery and management of your cloud environment in Azure. We can architect, deliver and support your Azure solution workloads using any of the IaaS or PaaS services that the Azure ecosystem provides.

The IA-Cloud suite of software will manage the process of migration of your existing on-premise workloads, look after the extension your on-premise services to Azure, and also provides managed off-site DR capabilities.

The IA-Cloud software solution is packaged together in our wrap-around managed service called Autonomous Cloud (AC). AC delivers:

Product Fulfilment

Azure CSP Platform, Billing and Subscription, Consumption Reporting, Self-Service Portal, Support Ticket Analysis, Licensing Support, CSP Newsletter, Usage and Service Optimisation, Service Catalogue

Enablement

Roadmapping, Architecture and Design, Cloud Migration (Rehost, Refactor, Rearchitect, Rebuild or Replace), IaaS to PaaS Migration, and Cloud Advisory Services

Management

Service Optimisation, Cost Containment, Workload, Provisioning, Anti-Virus, Patching and Compliance, PaaS and IaaS Backup, Best Practice, Dashboards (Patch, Infrastructure and Backup) and Reporting

IT Service Management

ITSM Platform (ServiceNow), ITIL v3 Services Framework, including end-to-end Strategy, Design, Transition, Operations and Continual Service Improvement pillars

Cloud Support

24x7 Monitoring, OS Support, Troubleshooting, Cloud Networking Support, Service Dashboards, Best Practice Analytics, Log Collection, Service Health Reporting

Security

Next Generation Firewall, Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Dashboards (Security), Anomaly Detection, Security Analytics, Best Practice, Cloud Security Information and Event Management

Our Cloud Managed Service

Cloud automation, delivered. Autonomous Cloud provides proactive monitoring and analysis of your Azure services, including ITSM integration and powerful automation, optimising your Azure estate. Customers using the Autonomous Cloud service are benefitting from reduced Azure costs as well as a reduction in the number of incidents within the environment.

Our Cloud Management Platform

IA-Cloud is a suite of products built to address common challenges that organisations are facing with public cloud, providing solutions around Cloud Migration, Cloud Automation and Cloud Cost Optimisation. 

It has been designed to build, monitor, manage and optimise Azure data centre environments through automation in a fraction of the normal time, while providing customers with enterprise-level architecture, industry best practice design and consistent, reliable service.

Kickstart Your Cloud Journey

If you would like to learn more about how Ultima can help with your cloud journey, fill out the below form and a member of the Cloud Success Team will be in touch to discuss your requirements.

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