Cloud Consultancy Delivered the Right Way

We are infrastructure experts who help businesses move to the cloud with confidence

Thinking of moving your software solution or application to the cloud?

Our Cloud Consultants specialise in supporting software providers moving their applications and solutions to the cloud and offer an end to end solution that is tailored to the specific needs of our clients – rather than relying on a one size fits all approach.

Our Core Principals

Your software solution comes first

Many cloud providers promise to make it quick and easy to move to the cloud, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best for your software solution. We start with your solution and find the best-suited services for it, not force your application to support a specific service.

Your cloud needs are unique

If you’re moving from a legacy hosting solution, the fact is that no-one has ever moved your specific solution to the cloud already.  There are no templates and no turn-key solutions. Everything needs to be done from scratch, so it’s essential that you choose cloud consultants who put your needs first.

Nobody knows the software better than you

We’re not going to tell you how to develop your software for the cloud, in fact, we will do whatever we can to ensure you don’t need to make ANY changes to it for the cloud, don’t change what already works and has been tried and tested!

Your objectives and goals are also ours

All our customers have one ultimate goal, success! However, there are always subtle differences in what this looks like. Some prioritise cost, some performance and some simplicity, we will ensure your software solution is tailored with the right balance of all your key attributes in order to meet your goals and objectives, whatever they may be.

The cloud is an open, flexible, enterprise-grade cloud computing platform

How we can help

There’s a business risk to moving your software product or service to the cloud. There’s so many variables to consider.  So much could potentially go wrong, and at the end of the day, your software is part of, or possibly your primary business function. You can’t afford for hiccups or failures and that’s why so many businesses haven’t either made that leap, or worse, have abandoned their cloud project.

Our cloud consultancy approach is built on a unique set of services which are available as a menu, help de-risk your journey to the cloud.  Each service is so flexible, you can create a truly personalised consultative experience which is affordable and supported by actual experts.

Our cloud team specialises in walking you through the digital transformation process to create a robust environment which is designed to deliver optimum performance with your budget in mind.

We’ve worked with and can provide references and case studies from companies who

  • offer software as a service (SaaS) in industries such as finance and manufacturing
  • provide data intelligence as a service around the globe
  • design and host websites for FTSE clients
  • need a temporary hosting ‘stop-gap’ whilst weighing up long-term plans
  • have minimal internal IT resources to manage cost, maintenance, security, and performance of their cloud infrastructure

Did you know?

UK MS Data Centres can be approximately 30% more expensive than other European MS Data Centres. We monitor all Azure changes enabling us to offer the best service possible.

Changing provider

Switching cloud or hosting provider can be daunting for businesses but we believe the process should be as painless as possible.  When you choose igroup, our cloud consultancy team will walk you through the steps of our migration service to ensure the switch has a minimal impact on your business and most importantly, you are as confident as possible.

They’ll also take ownership of the transition from your current provider to ensure that the transition process is a smooth one, and any risks addressed and mitigated.

The levels of support we offer range from advice and direction, third line support, to managing your entire cloud infrastructure – letting you focus on your software and what you do best.

From concept to reality

From the moment you engage with a member of the igroup team, you’ll immediately feel in safe hands as they share our experiences with other customers.  They’ll carefully listen to your business needs and begin to build a clear picture of the challenges that you face and your end goals.

Once established, they’ll explain each of our discovery, deployment and post-deployment stages and the services we offer to support your journey, pinpointing where we believe you’d benefit from third-party expertise.

1. Cloud – first steps

Our cloud consultants spend time understanding your application, how it works and where it’s dependencies are located before moving on to what the cloud infrastructure might look like. This process is completed as part of our architecture workshop, on-site or remote, depending on your circumstances and preference. We deliver at least two variations with a series of recommendations, explaining the options available which will meet your objectives. This process mitigates risk during your future cloud deployment stages.

2. Cloud deployments and migrations – avoiding pitfalls

In complex deployments or if desired, it may be beneficial even recommended by our team to deploy a scaled-back version of your cloud infrastructure architectures as a proof of concept. The proof of concept allows your team to evaluate and mitigate risks during the designing stages on a fixed budget before committing to an on-going monthly cloud spend.

By the time your deployment begins, each step is clearly planned, and any risks have been identified and mitigated. It’s carried out by certified professionals, typically taking between one and ten days depending on the size of the infrastructure.

 

3. Now the management can begin

We actively manage and optimise your cloud infrastructure by taking ownership of your regular maintenance schedule and settings – cloud configuration, network architecture, security settings, software updates, user authentication, monitoring, disaster recovery, firewall, anti-virus and anti-malware are all included.  We can also look for further regular savings through our cost optimisation service.

For more information about how our cloud consultancy services can help benefit your business, please call on 0207 099 0632, or email us to request a call back.

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