Adopt the “AMG line” approach to your Azure architecture
How do you make something good even better?
If you were buying a premium car like a Mercedes or BMW, you can choose from different spec levels and tailor it to your needs, or alternatively, you could use the expertise of a tuning specialist who will take the factory basics and combine them with performance parts and use their expertise to build you a more capable package that is designed to do certain thing much better than normal.
This is the approach that is taken by companies like AMG or Alpina who use their full understanding of a platform (e.g. a Mercedes) and then apply the best possible combination of parts.
There is a difference between the approach of the likes of AMG and a private aftermarket tuner – AMG have much closer access to the original manufacturer and as a result, have much better knowledge of the capabilities of the platforms they work with.
The same is true (to a certain extent) of specialists within the IT and cloud space – companies with a deep understanding of how the Microsoft Azure clouds work for businesses are able to combine this with a personalised understanding of what a business requires from the platform to build a custom solution that will perform exceptionally well while also offering class-leading levels of reliability.
Moving your IT infrastructure to the cloud is not just a one-off operation. It is a big-step project that requires a culture change to ensure that proper ongoing management processes are central to your operations after the move.
igroup developed our CloudOps Active Management Solution (CAMS) to do this. It handles the day to day management of your infrastructure – scaling resource, scheduling back-ups and applying patches – to improve all aspects of cloud experience – from management and performance through to cost.
Our CloudOps Active Management Solution (CAMS) also provides detailed financial and usage information about your deployment that can be used to determine whether there are opportunities to reduce costs and improve efficiency. If you would like to talk to one of our certified experts about how we can help you protect your cloud investment contact us for more information
CAMS has been specifically developed to:
- Support the delivery of business critical services and applications in the cloud
- Enhance your own services and teams with additional resources and skills
- Maximise the performance and manage costs of cloud operations
- Provide proactive support and management of your cloud
- VM monitoring – improved performance and availability
- Networking – load balancing
Most of our clients find that CAMS reduces Azure costs by up to 40% while also delivering improved security and 99.999% availability.
A Full Package
Because we built CAMS specifically to provide an all-round “tuned” upgrade to Azure, using feedback from our clients and the wider market, we identified the key bottlenecks that affect performance or reliability or contribute to increased costs and tailored our suite of tools to handle these aspects of the cloud. The current version provides all of the following benefits:
- Cloud configuration
- Network architecture
- Security settings
- Software updates
- User authentication
- Disaster recovery
- Anti-virus and anti-malware
You can access your cloud updates at any time via the CAMS portal. This gives you immediate access to your server environments and detailed performance reports. Our CAMS service upgrades your Azure Cloud to “AMG line” performance levels, whilst reducing your costs.
Find out more about how CloudOps Active Management Solution (CAMS) helps you get the best out of your cloud investment please call us on 0203 697 0302.
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"Moving our Azure resources over to igroup was our main initial concern, but their skill and regular communication ensured the process went smoothly. Unlike other companies we've spoken to, we felt unrushed and that they fully understood our business specific concerns."