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1 Infrastructure as a Service CIOs today find themselves at a junction with regard to how they deploy resources. Some keep all their IT in house to retain control while others turn towards cloud computing and applications delivered as a service. Whatever approach is taken, CIOs need smarter infrastructure components and controls that let them flex their capacity, keep a tight rein on costs and demonstrate value. By making smarter infrastructure decisions, bottom line costs can be radically changed, visibility markedly increased and the CEO has clarity about where their IT spend is going. Cube52 recognises that Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is transforming the datacenter enabling new opportunities for applications and development and as such can support you in developing the right solutions for your cloud infrastructure, built to match your unique business needs. The Challenge Implementing cloud computing is not without its challenges. Amongst the key challenges for many CIOs is the potential data privacy and security issues inherent in many public cloud models. The other area of concern is around vendor maturity and the capability to provide cloud services.

2 Among the challenges generally associated with a shift to cloud IaaS services are: Data security and privacy Legal and regulatory compliance Control and responsiveness Threat of potential over reliance on a single-source IT provider Lack of interoperability (between platforms) Tracking and billing Multiple IaaS environment management Multi cloud integration Aside from security which is often top of any CIO s agenda, the fastest growing issues right now is integration between different clouds (i.e. private and public services). The chances are good that organisations will use both private and public cloud services to some degree. Whilst these multi-cloud environments can drive better value and offer more flexibility than single-cloud deployments, multi-clouds can be difficult to manage. Multi-cloud integration is also an issue, ranging from operating systems to protocol stacks, (public IaaS providers use different technologies to build and support their cloud services). For example, AWS has a distinct Linux flavour, whereas Microsoft Azure is Windows-centric. While major cloud providers offer capable management platforms, each focuses mainly on its own cloud applications. Consequently, IT must deploy and maintain multiple management interfaces, which raises costs and lowers troubleshooting efficiency. In addition, customers receive regular usage bills from these multiple environments which also complicates tracking IaaS costs and billing. We believe in a close, end-to-end relationship with our Partners, by providing them with the necessary technical and commercial support to help them define and deliver annuity cloud solutions for their markets. The Solution Rather than a set up a series of standalone IaaS systems, organisations should connect them and consolidate maintenance functions. Standard architectures make it easier to adopt a multi-cloud strategy.

3 Cube52 does just that Single-pane-of-glass portal Self-service admin portal spans integrated private, hybrid and public cloud resources giving you the best of private and public cloud environments. UK datacenters Cube52 s hosting platform is housed at Equinix LD5 (Slough), and Telehouse (London). State-of-the-art hosting platform Foundation level investment in state-of-the-art FlexPod reference architecture from Cisco and NetApp. Computing resource on-demand Get access to the IT resources you need when you need them, driving innovation in your business, reducing time to market and cutting cost. Why Cube52 Cloud? As one of the most respected cloud infrastructure providers within the UK cloud partner channel, Cube52 continues to match and exceed the rigorous physical and virtual security standards demanded by today s enterprise. When compared to the logistical and cost implications of building and maintaining your infrastructure in house, Cube52 s IaaS offering is the obvious choice, allowing you to benefit from: Scalability Resource is available as and when required and, therefore, there are no delays in expanding capacity or the wastage of unused capacity. No investment in hardware The underlying physical hardware that supports an IaaS service is set up and maintained by Cube52, saving the business the time and cost of doing so. Flexible costing The service can be accessed on demand and you only pay for the resource that you use. Location independence The service can be accessed from any location with an internet connection. Physical security of datacenter locations Services available through a public cloud, or private clouds hosted externally with Cube52, benefit from the physical security afforded to the servers which are hosted within a datacenter. No single point of failure If one server or network switch, for example, were to fail, the broader service would be unaffected due to the remaining multitude of hardware resources and redundancy configurations.

4 The Technology All of this provides a secure and predictable environment to consolidate your business critical applications. Our datacenter deployments leverage the flexibility of virtualisation alongside the additional security offered by physical infrastructure. Our secure isolated partitions maximise virtualised performance and remove the worry around cloud performance issues and spiraling infrastructure costs. SOFTWARE AND SERVICES HARDWARE Microsoft Azure Microsoft Azure Site Recovery Microsoft Server Product Portfolio Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Hyper-V Windows Azure Pack Cisco Unified Computing System Cisco Nexus switches NetApp FAS storage system The Approach Technology is moving at an unprecedented pace. The only way to continuously unlock value is by developing deep relationships and partnerships. Whatever your need or stage of your lifecycle Cube52 can help you every step of the way to help you realise the key benefits of IaaS. Working with Cube52 in conjunction with our specialist partners we can help you in a number of areas: Customisable IT infrastructure solutions based on specific business requirements. Reduce operational cost through flexibility of Pay per Use. Optimise resource utilisation, save on power and space costs of IT infrastructure. Ability to scale resources on-demand.

5 Next Steps Cube52 s IaaS and Portal offering is part of the Private/Hybrid Cloud services portfolio providing organisations with a strategic approach to deploying and managing multi-cloud environments as part of a Private, Public or Hybrid Cloud solution. Based on an assessment of business and IT objectives, Cube52 and its partners work with organisations to formulate a strategy and approach towards the migration of your existing servers and datacenter assets in an effective way. This can help accelerate adoption of a centralised datacenter or infrastructure platform, while helping mitigate risk and reduce costs. Connect with Cube52 For further information visit Cube52 Spitfire House Ruscombe Lane Ruscombe Reading RG10 9JT, UK

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