Our strategy focuses on the use of public cloud services, such as those provided by the hyper-scale cloud providers.
A simple description of Public cloud services is:
To better understand what we mean by public cloud services, it’s useful to consider some common use cases.
|Cloud service||Use case|
|Microsoft Office 365||Migrating your email service from an on-premises email system to Microsoft Office 365|
|Google CloudSQL||Migrating one of your application databases from an on-premises database server, to a managed database instance on Google Cloud Platform|
|AWS virtual server instance||Migrating a server-based application workload from a server in your datacentre to virtual server instance hosted by Amazon Web Services|
Many different types of cloud service are available to be used on-demand with a flexible consumption-based charging model.
User productivity tools such as Office 365 or Google Docs
|Virtual server hosting||Virtual servers that run remotely and host your application or service (workload)|
|Website hosting||Web-hosting services that can replace your on-premises website servers whilst scaling to meet any demand|
|Database services||Database services that can replace your on-premises database servers, improving availability and performance whilst reducing the need to manage servers|
|Data storage and archiving||Near limitless data storage and archiving capacity that can supplement or replace your on-premises data storage systems|
|Serverless||Cloud services that eliminate the need to build, maintain and operate infrastructure - allowing you to focus on innovative services, not systems or servers|
|Artifical intelligence||Artificial Intelligence services that can drive efficiencies in your organisation by removing the need for human oversight of simple or time-consuming tasks, providing more time for your staff to focus on high-value tasks|
|Disaster Recovery||DR capabilities that can supplement or replace your existing recovery services, allowing you to recover services to the cloud, removing the need to own and maintain a recovery premises (backup site)|
Leading vendors offer in excess of 200 different cloud services, with more being released regularly.
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Cloud and Digital Services Division
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