1 SECURE CLOUD SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS Learning Possibilities Ltd, 506 Centennial Park, Centennial Avenue, Elstree, Herts, WD6 3FG Telephone: +44 (0)
2 Who we are 1 We have over ten years of experience in providing secure cloud services in the public sector (schools, councils and Governments). Our cloud solutions are accessed by over one million users in the UK. Our range of secure, award winning private, public and hybrid cloud solutions can help to empower your business and save you time and money. Our technology offers the highest possible uptime and resilient business continuity options for real time access to data anytime, anywhere with any device. Our technical experts are on hand 24/7 with the personalised support you need when your organisation needs change. ` Infrastructure Keep your business agile and responsive to market changes and user needs. Insights Make your business more agile by providing useful customer insights. Productivity Collaborate using enterprisegrade security to do things faster and more effectively. Social Enterprise Access to collaboration and communication technologies wherever you are. Mobility Work from any device, with consistent, protected access to applications and data. Who we are.
3 Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Our solutions 2 Cloud Possibilities hosts hardware, software, servers, storage and other infrastructure components on behalf of its users. We also host users' applications and handle tasks including system maintenance, backup and resiliency planning. VMWare/Hyper V Virtual Machines The Cloud Possibilities Virtual Machines solution allows organisations to virtualize their existing server hardware and move them to the cloud. Storage Cloud Possibilities lets you store, access and manage data easily on secure, cloud based infrastructure for anytime, anywhere, any device access through the Internet. Terminal Services Allows users to access their desktop, files applications and contacts from within the business and the home, securely whilst connected to the Internet. Infrastructure as a Service.
4 Software as a Service (SaaS) Our solutions 3 Software as a service (or SaaS) is a way of delivering applications over the Internet as a service. Instead of installing and maintaining software, you simply access it via the Internet, freeing yourself from complex software and hardware management. Exchange Saf is an enterprise E Mail cloud service built on Microsoft Exchange 2013 that is hosted and fully managed on your behalf by Cloud Possibilities. Users are able to access their E Mail service on a range of devices for true anytimeanywhere access. SharePoint Offers intuitive, engaging company portals (intranets and extranets), websites, project management sites and social enterprise portals allowing users to collaborate and share information easily and effectively across the organisation. SQL A Microsoft SQL database that lives in our cloud. With all the functionality of Microsoft SQL, is easy to use, doesn't require any software installation or maintenance. Ideal for applications and businesses of any size giving the reliability and redundancy you need. Office 365 Cloud Possibilities works with customers to deploy new Office 365 tenancies or migrate existing, on premise or hosted e mail systems (Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes or other web based systems) to provide secure communication and collaboration tools online. Enterprise Social Applications Cloud Possibilities hosted enterprise social and line of business applications drive productivity and accelerate innovation. Allowing organisations to share knowledge and information quickly and efficiently with data at their fingertips. Software as a Service.
5 Which cloud model is right for you 4 Which cloud model is right for you? Cloud computing isn t a one size fits all undertaking. Cloud Possibilities is able to offer several service delivery models. It is essential to understand these different forms of the cloud and identify the right approach for your organisation. Private cloud Our Private Cloud infrastructure solutions are tailored to your corporate needs. We provide you with your own, secure environment within our Tier 4 ISO certified Data Centre and deliver increased levels of power, performance and reliability. We can build in as much resiliency as required for your business, including full disaster recovery and multi site active failover. Dedicated servers in a secure data centre There are three cloud deployment options available to organisations today, namely private cloud, public cloud andhybridcloud. These three cloud deployment models have certain similarities and differences, and it is essential to understand these aspects when evaluating a move into the cloud and selecting the right cloud deployment model for your organisation. Hybrid cloud Hybrid clouds combine the both Private and Public cloud environments from different providers. Adoption risks of public clouds have led to architectures that connect internal core services on a private cloud and non critical data to external, public clouds. This option provides additional security over that provided by public clouds. Our cloud, your cloud, any cloud Public cloud A public cloud is one in which the services and infrastructure are provided off site over the Internet. These clouds offer efficiency in shared resources; however, they are also more vulnerable than private clouds and have specific Service Level Agreements and disaster recovery options in place. An example of a public cloud deployment is Office 365. Shared cloud over the Internet Which cloud model.
6 Comparing Private, Hybrid and Public Clouds 5 Parameter Private Cloud Hybrid Cloud Public Cloud Data Storage Data remains within our secure enterprise data centre environment in the UK. Data is divided between a secure hosted environment and a public environment based on criticality and regulatory compliance Infrastructure Dedicated infrastructure in our UK based data centre A mix of private and public infrastructure SLAs IT Team Quality of Service Cost Suitable Workload Robust SLAs that are only limited by skill levels and processes of the provider Internal IT team/on demand IT staff of service provider Private networks offer better Quality of Service through pre defined SLAs Tailored in line with customer requirements. Minimum/no capital expenditure Mission critical applications with demands for high security, fast connections and custom service levels Flexible SLAs as per requirement of enterprises. SLAs are limited by public cloud SLAs Access to internal IT team as well as service provider staff Ability to choose the relevant networks as per requirement Mix of Capital Expenditure and Operational Expenditure Workloads with regulated data or to ensure data sovereignty. While customers may have a choice of data centres globally, its storage continues to remain opaque to end users, raising security and regulatory concerns Primarily in a multi tenant, shared environment in a public cloud Standardised SLAs with compensation limited to service credits. May not meet the exact needs of enterprises Access to IT staff of service provider as available Public internet has less reliable Quality of Service Operational Expenditure determined by service provider bundles Elastic workloads; Development and Testing; Analytics; VDI; Mobile/Social apps/custom apps Comparing clouds.
7 Value Proposition 6 1. Reduce capital and operational costs Reduce infrastructure costs With over one million users on the Cloud Possibilities platforms Cloud Possibilities is able to take advantage of economies of scale to reduce infrastructure costs without compromising on service. As a pay as you go, so there s no need for capital expenditure at all. And because cloud computing is much faster to deploy, businesses have minimal project start up costs and predictable ongoing operating expenses. Managed road map of emerging technologies Software updatesand renewals are also handled bythe Cloud Possibilitiesand occur severaltimes a year at nocost tothe customer. This ensuresthat the user interface remains modern and up to date with business demands. Cloud Possibilities fully manages upgrades and version controls to implement emerging technologies. Working with key software partners in specific industries we co innovate with you throughout the concept to market process to ensure we deliver the right service, with the right benefits in the right timescales. Pay as you grow model to reduce risk With a pay as you go, subscription based cost structure, cloud services require a lower initial investment and typically much lower overall costs than on premise. In addition, cloud solutions provide an easy out if the customer is dissatisfied with the product. 2. Increase productivity Minimise administration overheads with experienced staff It takes fewer people to do more work on a cloud, with a minimal learning curve on hardware and software issues. Cloud Possibilities has vast experience in managing large scale solutions and deployments across the private and public sectors. Access information anytime, anywhere All information and data is synchronised centrally so that it can be accessed anywhere, anytime through any device. Critical business decisions can be made more quickly and information gets to the right person at the right time. Value proposition.
8 Value Proposition 7 3. Secure, award winning technology to provide business continuity Data Centres With ISO accreditation and world class, award winning infrastructure, sourcing and supplying every element of the solution through Cloud Possibilities saves time and money whilst getting best of breed technology and service. Our Tier 4 data centres within the UK are highly energy efficient and built around the core principles of security, performance and reliability. High Security We know security is a crucial consideration no matter what your area of business. that s why we ve invested heavily in our electronic and physical security measures, and created a positive Security First culture in our staff and working practices. Award winning technology Cloud Possibilities is a Microsoft Gold Partner for hosting and devices and deployment as well as recently winning the Education Investor Award for Technological Infrastructure. Go Green Businesses using cloud computing only use the server space they need, which decreases their carbon footprint. Using the cloud results in at least 30% less energy consumption and carbon emissions than using on site servers. And again, SMEs get the most benefit: for small companies, the cut in energy use and carbon emissions is likely to be 90%. Disaster recovery and monitoring We supply class leading IT disaster recovery solutions to businesses of all sizes. Our range of DR services enable fast failover continuity so your business stays online no matter what. The array of Disaster Recovery services we offer provide the ultimate in flexibility and reliability, so you can be sure your data is secure. Global service, delivered locally Global service using local infrastructure and support desks in key regions. You know where your data is hosted at all times and you can communicate and contract under the jurisdiction of the local law helping you meet compliance and assurance requirements. Value proposition.
9 Value Proposition 8 4. Access to personalised technical expertise and support Design Through collaborative design consultations Cloud Possibilities is able to help develop tailored, sustainable solutions that perform exactly as expected. Our staff follow ITIL and PRINCE II methodologies for all our projects. Provisioning Cloud Possibilities takes away the hassle of provisioning users onto your new cloud system, with the ability to integrate with Active Directory through ADFS to automate the process. We work together to meet the unique demands od your business from day one. you ll have your own dedicated reachable account manager and find all ourstaff professionally trained, friendly and focus. Fully managed transition and migration to the cloud with a dedicated account manager Cloud Possibilities is able to completely manage your organisations transition and migration to the cloud, whether it is integrating existing technologies or transferring data, the Cloud Possibilities experienced, dedicated staff are on hand to help you through the process. Dedicated, proactive management, support and analysis Cloud Possibilities pro active approach to management extends beyond the initial build with dedicated account managers. 24/7 Network Operations Centre monitoring with guaranteed SLA, allows us to act swiftly by investigating and resolving any deviation in the day to day running of the environment. With our Analytics tools, organisations can keep an eye on usage and trends anytime anywhere. Access to technical specialist and Training Through our vast experience in building complex IT infrastructures for our clients, our Systems Architects and Engineers have worked with a variety of Tier1hardwareand software vendors. This means we have an in depth, working knowledge of how to achieve the best solution and maximum security for your organisation. Value proposition.
10 Value Proposition 9 5. Complete scalability and control Wide range of solutions tailored to meet your needs Each of our solutions are tailored to meet your organisations needs, scale your cloud solution in line with your changing needs, and bring in new applications as you need them. Global service, delivered locally Global service using local infrastructure and support desks in key regions. You know where your data is hosted at all times and you can communicate and contract under the jurisdiction of the local law helping you meet compliance and assurance requirements. Scale up or scale down Cloud Possibilities provides your business with the additional agility it needs by allowing your business to scale the solution as your needs change. A personalised service Each of our solutions and services are customised in line with your business and user needs to ensure that your organisation gets the most value from the solution designed for you. Value proposition.
11 Contact Us Cloud Possibilities Our offices are located in Elstree, Hertfordshire, within easy commuting distance from London City Centre. ADDRESS 506 Centennial Park Centennial Avenue Elstree Herts WD6 3FG PHONE (0) Get in Touch We have 10 years of experience of working with private clouds and would like to welcome you to our service. For more information please visit our website: WEBSITE Contact us.
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