A private cloud is simply a cloud built specially for one company, located either at their location, a data centre or a third-party site. Whilst public cloud offerings are often the default for many organisations and applications, a very real option for some is to utilise a private cloud.
Two models for cloud services can be delivered in a private cloud. The first is infrastructure as a service (IaaS). This allows a company to use infrastructure resources such as network and storage as a service. The second is platform as a service (PaaS) that lets a company deliver everything from simple cloud-based applications to more complex company applications.
Private clouds can also be combined with public clouds to create a hybrid cloud, allowing businesses to take advantage of more space and scale computing services to the public cloud when the computing demand increases.
Since the private cloud was first released, Plan-Net has helped lots of legal, financial, consulting and other professional services clients to migrate and secure the benefits of this workflow and business transforming platform.
Not only do we know how to streamline your migration to the cloud; we also know how to help you get the most from the platform in relation to the core applications and working needs of firms in these sectors.
Embracing a private cloud can be more challenging than you may first think. If you conclude that you don’t have the time or resources to carry out the work yourself, then working with a partner can make sense.
Plan-Net is a fully accredited Microsoft Gold IT partner, with specialist expertise and a track record of success in migrating professional services firms to a private cloud. It's convenient to think about the whole process as comprising three phases - Planning & Implementation; Migration; and Deployment & Support. Our experienced project managers, technical architects, engineers and support teams lead and accompany you all the way.
We’ll review your current network, IT model, and develop a personalised cloud strategy with you. We will help you identify which cloud is appropriate and what are the right applications to move to the cloud.
Once your Cloud strategy has been appropriately prepared, we’ll prepare and carry out the connection of your users and applications to the cloud. We’ll look after everything. Your security will be intact throughout and robust for ever. Your E-mail and its archives will all be in place and working beautifully.
With the correct design, we move onto planning and supporting your migration to the cloud. However, the cloud system cannot run by itself. Plan-Net will also help in the maintenance and enhancement of the cloud to ensure our customers are delighted with the quality of our service.
Definitely. Microsoft Azure itself delivers clear Business Advantage. But Plan-Net’s experience in leading professional services firms through the migration and adoption of Azure so that it enhances their specific environments and workflows creates undeniable Business Advantage.
If you’re considering migrating to the private cloud, or have already done so but would like help in getting the best from the platform, get in touch.