Managed Azure Hybrid Cloud Background

MANAGED AZURE
HYBRID CLOUD SERVICES

DELIVER A TRUE HYBRID EXPERIENCE WITH THE COMBINED
POWER OF AZURE, AZURE STACK HCI AND AZURE ARC

WHAT IS AZURE HYBRID CLOUD?

As an Azure Expert MSP partner, we can help you accelerate your transformation by taking advantage of the latest hybrid cloud technologies. Our Azure Hybrid Cloud Services allow you to run workloads in Azure and in data centres under one integrated set of Azure native tools, services and benefits.

UNLEASH WHAT’S POSSIBLE WITH MANAGED AZURE HYBRID CLOUD SERVICES

Accelerate your digital transformation journey to Azure by combining the latest in hybrid technologies with an Azure Expert MSP partner

Node4’s Managed Azure Hybrid Cloud services are market leading and allow organisations to run workloads in Azure and in data centres. Organisations can benefit from hybrid cloud solutions operating under one integrated set of Azure native tools, services and benefits. Designed with Microsoft and Intel, and starting at £5,000 per month for a three-node Azure Stack HCI cluster, our hybrid cloud services enable organisations to drive better transformation outcomes. To do this, our team uses the latest hybrid technologies, whilst removing the complexity, cost, and management overhead of running an Azure hybrid platform.

what’s possible

Azure Hybrid Cloud overcomes compliance, latency and legacy technology challenges for businesses who want to progress digital transformation, scale at ease and achieve hybrid maturity while retaining control of hardware or running legacy systems.

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Data centre and network
  • Azure Stack HCI cluster
  • Hot-node scalability
  • Azure Arc
  • Azure Landing Zone
  • Managed services

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH…

WHY AZURE HYBRID CLOUD FOR YOUR STRATEGY

Organisations manage considerable complexity and legacy in IT environments that simply don’t suit a 100% public cloud model for cost, technical or regulatory reasons. This means the default model often becomes a blended, hybrid cloud approach mixing Azure and in-data centre IT infrastructure.

Migrating data centre workloads onto the Azure Hybrid Cloud Service delivers the powerful benefits of Azure, run from a dedicated, high-performance cluster.


Andrew Slater

Technical Practice Lead


Geoff Barlow

Technology Practice Lead – Strategy


FEATURES

Secure data workloads

Take advantage of Azure benefits, such as free security updates for EoL Windows and SQL Servers and Azure Hybrid Benefit for VM’s running in the hybrid platform.

Transformation of performance-sensitive workload

The underlying Azure Stack HCI cluster has been designed for the most demanding database workloads. Running the latest intel processors and optional NVMe caching tiers, the all-flash clusters ensure a lower risk migration path.

Supercharged scalability on-demand

Upfront investment in HCI infrastructure means customers can be scaled without suffering long hardware lead times. Our Hot Node Scaling provides the agility and adaptability of a cloud service, delivering capacity on-demand.

Modernised apps and data centres

Migrate systems or modernise existing apps for cloud using the latest Azure technologies, increasing lifespan, performance and security. Including PaaS services such as AKS, App Service & Azure SQL.

BENEFITS

Unify cloud management

Unified cloud management tools allow you to integrate applications, operating systems, storage, cloud security tools and more

Deliver exceptional outcomes for performance-sensitive workloads

An Azure infrastructure is protected by enterprise-grade security measures and expertise, allowing you to get better outcomes for sensitive data.

Supercharge scalability on-demand

Azure hybrid cloud allows you to simply scale up on demand to match the ever-changing needs of your workplace, and reach peak loads. 

Modernise apps and data centres

Using a hybrid cloud solution, your workplace can combine the compliance benefits of private cloud with the scalability of public cloud. You can run apps in virtualised environments and experience the cloud benefits, while remaining connected and compliant.

CASE STUDIES

Connectivity Network Transport

East Midlands Railway

Node4 is delighted to have provided a digital transformation solution, bringing SD-WAN connectivity for 104 East Midlands Railway sites.
Case Study
Atria
Cloud Digital Transformation

Atria

Node4 helps Drive modernisation with cloud-based Innovation at Atria and the Agena Group – a UK based multi-disciplinary company specialising in parking and software solutions
Case Study
Male passenger reading newspaper on stagecoach bus dressed smartly.
Cloud Digital Transformation Network Security Transport

Stagecoach

Stagecoach shifts its cloud adoption strategy up a gear with Node4’s Secure SD-WAN
Case Study

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF …

Why choose Azure Hybrid Cloud?

Azure Hybrid Cloud has many advantages, including giving you greater control. Hybrid cloud solutions allow more deployment options with greater flexibility to scale computing resources and take advantage of cloud innovation. It also delivers powerful benefits from a dedicated, high-performance cluster.

What is Microsoft Azure used for?

Azure gives you the tools you’ll need to safely and securely migrate applications to the public cloud. 

This includes the Azure Hybrid Benefit program that allows you to transfer existing licences for both SQL and Windows servers. Azure offers a large collection of services, which includes platform as a service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and managed database service capabilities

What is the difference between Cloud and Azure Hybrid Cloud?

Azure is a specific brand of cloud computing software that allows organisations to bespoke build and manage applications and services.

The cloud is a network of servers in a remote location that is accessed over the internet.

What can you gain from using Azure Hybrid Cloud services?

Azure Hybrid Cloud services give you access to the resources, availability and security that every great business requires to prosper. Azure is a toolkit for advanced analytics and automated migration, which make the moving and management process run efficiently, which saves you money long-term.

Also, if you create an Azure Hybrid Cloud environment, this grants you access to one of the largest networks in the world. From there, you can benefit from a wide variety of excellent features, including using Azure ExpressRoute to optimise connections, and the ability to take your IT strategy to the next level.

A hybrid cloud model is also the most flexible approach to cloud computing. This provides you with a benefit from both an on-premise and cloud environment at the same time, thus saving you time, money and resources.

A PARTNER YOU CAN TRUST

Our advanced, cloud-led digital transformation solutions have been empowering UK businesses to do more since 2004.

Delivering end-to-end hybrid cloud solutions, Node4 draws upon its broad portfolio of managed public and private cloud security and unified collaboration services, as well as cloud enablers including colocation and connectivity. We’ll also offer support with modular solutions and transformation services, which are designed to support businesses at any point in their cloud journeys.

As a Microsoft Azure Expert MSP, you can count on us to get the job done. We’ve met a stringent set of requirements to become one of only nine UK organisations to hold this accreditation.

READ MORE ABOUT…

Cloud Digital Transformation Webex

Stephensons

Discover how Node4 helped to improve customer service and efficiency for Stephensons with a Webex Contact Center solution.
Case Study

GET IN TOUCH

Contact us using the form and we’ll get back in touch shortly about our hybrid cloud services. Please use the telephone number below to call us, or drop us an email if you’d prefer.

Sales: 0345 123 2222