Hybrid Cloud is the combination of two or more “clouds” either private and public in nature such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services combined with typically with an on premise secure architecture. Hybrid Cloud offers the user the ability to traverse platforms, moving workloads between secure private environments to perhaps more public shared infrastructure and back again. Increasingly business has adopted cloud services for aspects such as SAAS, PAAS and IAAS, utilizing commodity based IT infrastructure offerings from key vendors like Microsoft and Amazon to facilitate ad-hoc application development, scale-out architecture or a pay for use commercial approach.
Moving environments to the cloud however represents signification challenge when taken beyond perhaps one or two basic applications, elements such as security, compliance, application availability and interoperability present a far greater series of real business challenges.
As part of Capita Plc. S3 operates a dedicated team of datacentre design professionals who bring together industry experience from leading vendors such as Dell/EMC, Netapp, Nutanix, VMware, IBM and HP. Collectively our skills blend with those of Capita Plc. whose experience in business transformation is second to none in the UK. This ability to map business operations and process into a blueprint for a successful Hybrid Cloud design offers our customers a unique depth of skills vital to such a complex project. Our software services business Trustmarque UK Limited, now part of Capita Plc. has lead the way in transforming many of their customer’s IT platforms into successful hybrid cloud environments utilising core technologies such as Microsoft Azure.
S3 Deliverables; On premise cloud-readiness workshops, Network design services, LAN/WAN provisioning, application transformation planning, migration strategy and risk assessments, vendor consolidation and service design, automation and provisioning design services.