Data Centre Modernisation

Data Centre Modernisation

New technologies have changed the way businesses operate and deliver services to their customers. To compete, your IT needs to be agile enough to allow innovation yet secure and robust enough to be reliable. You can keep adding to your existing data centre up to a point, but then it becomes too complex and expensive.

Our Data Centre Modernisation services can help you realise your business goals with an IT infrastructure in the cloud. Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform that allows you to scale your infrastructure as you need it. It’s a service where you pay monthly based on your usage, so you won’t need to invest large amounts up front. Microsoft also manages all the maintenance of the underlying infrastructure, providing the highest levels of security and reliability, so overheads will be significantly lower. Some of our customers have reduced their costs by up to 30% after moving to Azure.

As part of our Data Centre Modernisation service, we’ll work with you to assess your current data centre environment and prepare cost comparisons, business cases and high-level migration strategies so you can move to Azure safely and successfully. We can also provide ongoing support and reviews to make sure you get the best out of your Azure service.

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Agility that drives innovation

Agility that drives innovation

Data centre modernisation using cloud infrastructure means you can take advantage of the benefits of virtualisation, automation, and mobile IT services to provide new capabilities quickly. Build and deploy services faster to add value to your business and give it a competitive advantage.

Cost-effective and affordable data centre modernisation

Cost-effective and affordable data centre modernisation

Move away from investing large sums up front to paying monthly, based on usage. Cloud Direct has developed the My Azure dashboard to help you track spend, manage budgets and predict your Azure costs. You can also remove legacy technology, which can incur higher maintenance costs, and consolidate your data centres to reduce management overheads.

Expert advice aligned to business goals

Expert advice aligned to business goals

We’ll understand your needs, compliance requirements and strategy to develop a plan and business case that fits your current and future objectives. Through workshops, we’ll audit your IT environment, provide a cost analysis comparing your current set up with a hosted Azure solution, develop a business case and a high-level migration structure. 

Tried and tested Azure migration strategies

Tried and tested Azure migration strategies

As a gold Microsoft Cloud Solution Partner (CSP), Cloud Direct has achieved key certifications and competencies, including Gold Cloud Platform and Gold Data Centre, that enable us to provide expert advice about Microsoft Cloud technologies. Our experience of moving customers, and our own infrastructure, to Azure from private data centres means that we understand the processes and the pitfalls to avoid.